Welcome to the Society of St. Vincent de Paul's website.
For more than 140 years, the Society of St. Vincent de Paul has quietly cared for those in need throughout Cincinnati and Hamilton County. More than 900 volunteers care for people in their own neighborhoods, visiting the homes of people in need more than 7,500 each year. In addition to providing immediate help with pressing needs such as food or utilities, we operate southwest Ohio's only Charitable Pharmacy; seven thrift stores that provide furniture, clothing and household items to people in need; a comprehensive social service office; seven food pantries including the Edyth & Carl Lindner Choice Food Pantry in the West End; and the Ozanam Center for Service Learning.
To be good stewards of the gifts so kindly entrusted to the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, running a tight financial ship is essential. To be good social service providers, we must understand the broad issues facing people in our community — their pressing needs, the systemic causes of poverty, and changes in demographics. But to be kind and loving caretakers to people in need, it takes a compassionate heart.
I invite you to visit our Getting Involved page to learn more about how you can share your gifts and resources. Thank you for taking the time to visit our site. Together, we can make a difference in the lives of our neighbors.