St. Vincent’s is dedicated to strengthening low-income families and seniors through programs rooted in the Social Teachings of the Catholic Church. Faithful to the charism of the Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul, we serve our sisters and brothers by providing affordable housing, early childhood education, and family enrichment opportunities.
A charism is a special gift of the Holy Spirit that characterizes an individual or group and that is used to contribute to the common good and glorify God in the Church and the world. The Vincentian Charism refers to the gifts, spirit, and teachings of St. Vincent de Paul who, along with St. Louise de Marillac, established the Daughters of Charity in Paris in 1633. Following the example of humility and compassion evidenced in the life of Jesus Christ, St. Vincent and St. Louise were committed to providing excellent, respectful service to their brothers and sisters who were poor and marginalized.
Creativity: Providing innovation and leadership in response to emerging needs and challenges.
Advocacy: Promoting change in unjust systems and social structures in solidarity with those whom we serve.
Respect: Embracing diversity and building relationships that reflect a high regard for the worth and dignity of each person.
Excellence: Consistently providing services that meet the needs and exceed the expectations of our clients.
Simplicity: Committing ourselves to act with honesty and integrity in all matters.