SVDP at a Glance
The Society of St. Vincent de Paul was established in Central Florida in 1988 and follows a 179-year tradition of charity work based upon the teachings of Jesus Christ. We are a Catholic lay organization of more than 690,000 men and women throughout the world who volunteer to provide person-to-person services to the needy and suffering. Membership in the United States totals approximately 146,000 volunteers within 4,600 U.S. communities.
As the Diocesan Council of Orlando's Society of St. Vincent de Paul (SVDP), our group includes 24 conferences across the nine Central Florida Counties of the Orlando Catholic Diocese. These conferences represent more than 1,500 volunteer members. We proudly exist to help people by providing compassionate and spiritual support services such as:
- Jail & Prison Ministry
- Job training/locating employment
- Transportation to meet fundamental needs/employment
- Home visits
- Person-to-person support
- Financial assistance for housing and utilities
- Care for the elderly, sick and disabled
- Disaster relief
- Emergency financial services
- Access to our Thrift Stores to obtain basic items of clothing, household goods and furniture for individuals and families in need
All services are provided with faith-filled principles and care. Our services are provided in the following counties: Orange, Seminole, Brevard, Polk, Lake, Osceola, Volusia, Marion and Sumter.
The Society of St. Vincent de Paul is a registered 501© (3) non-profit organization.