Our Impact


In fiscal year 2020, the Society assisted over 264,000 people and provided more than $14.6 million in direct aid to those in need in the St. Louis metropolitan area. More than 3,500 trained volunteers provided an estimated 302,000 hours of volunteer person-to-person and thrift store service in 2020. The Society is one of the oldest and most well-respected charities in St. Louis. As a Catholic lay organization, an essential part of the Society’s work is to maintain the confidentiality and dignity of those being served, regardless of religion, race, ethnicity or age.

Success Stories

Archbishop Peter Kenrick and 175 Years of St. Vincent de Paul

Peter Richard Kenrick was born in Dublin, Ireland in 1806. After finishing college in Maynooth, Ireland, he was ordained in 1832. He travelled to...Read more

You Kept A Roof Over Her Head

February 2019

Margie has never received help before.

But the single mother of a teenager broke her ankle last month and had to stay off...Read more

A Warm Home

January 2019

At 87, Joe had saved up for years to put his wife Betty, who suffers from dementia, into a nursing home where she could...Read more

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