About Us

About the Society of St.Vincent de Paul


Inspired by Gospel values, we grow spiritually through person to person service to all in need in our community.  Our actions promote the dignity of the person and alleviate suffering and distress, while addressing the conditions that cause them through systemic change.  Click here to read our national organization’s mission

Empowering Generational Change

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul Galveston-Houston is a grassroots, volunteer-based, direct-aid organization helping people in need get back on their feet. We provide short-term financial, material, and emotional support. Our unique person-to-person communication through advocacy, education and referral efforts to break cycles of poverty, empower people and promote self-sufficiency.

Faith. Hope. Love.

We are a 501(c)(3) charitable organization serving the Greater Houston area since 1871.  We are part of a national organization linked by the common mission of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul. We are known as the Galveston-Houston Archdiocesan Council and are composed of 60 parish-based groups called Conferences. These independent groups of 5 to 100+ people, put their faith in action by responding to the needs of people in their local community. We, the Galveston-Houston Council, serve as a resource and support system for these Conferences.

The Society serves the needs of Greater Houston’s growing community through a centralized Call Center, a Food Network, and two Resale Shops.  We also provide a variety of support services including a Home Visit program, a Voucher Ministry, and an Advocacy program. Through education and collaboration with other organizations of goodwill we also widen the reach of our network in order to mobilize positive change for those in need.

Going to Those In Need Since 1871.

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul Galveston-Houston differentiates itself by its dedication to person-to-person service. We go out to those in need through our Home Visit Ministry, rather than requiring people to seek us out for help. Volunteers at our Resale ShopsPantries, and parishes start a dialogue with people and really get to know the people that we help.