Who Are We?
What is the St. Vincent de Paul Society?
We are a Catholic non-profit volunteer lay group. We help meet basic needs for people struggling with poverty, unemployment and underemployment in the Green County, Wisconsin area.
Who Are Vincentians?
We are a Catholic lay organization and are known an Vincentians – followers of St Vincent de Paul. Vincentians come from a variety of backgrounds and have in common a desire to help our friends in need through face to face contact and ongoing relationships. We come together in friendship to grow spiritually through prayer and by helping others within our local communities.
We collaborate with other community groups to provide assistance to those in need. We make no judgement of individuals; we see the face of Christ in those we serve.
St. Victor Conference is the only SVdP Conference in Green County. We meet twice each month for prayer, reﬂection, community works, and review of requests for assistance.
How We Help
Our outreach has no faith boundary; we encourage ANYONE in need within our service area to contact us regarding possible assistance. We provide assistance to eligible residents in the general Monroe and Green County, Wisconsin, area of Green County WI, the eastern half of Lafayette County WI, the northern third of Stephenson County IL, and the far northeast corner of Jo Davies County IL.Most of our encounters with those requesting assistance are face to face.
“No work of charity is foreign to the society”
Our Vincentian Charisms
To bear witness to Christ and to His Church by showing that the faith of Christians inspires them to work for the good of humanity.
To bring together men and women of good will and to assist them by mutual example and true friendship in drawing nearer to the divine model by fulfilling his essential precept, namely, the love of God in the person of others.
To establish a personal contact between its members and those who suffer, to bring to the latter the most efficious and charitable aid possible , and to promote self-sufficiency.
The Proceeds From Our Store
Help local residents in Monroe and Green County Wisconsin
Blessed Frederic Ozanam visiting a family in their home.
Painting by Gary Schumer Courtesy of the Association of the Miraculous Medal, Perryville, Missouri
“No work of Charity is Foreign to the Society”
Here are examples of Past Assistance
- Coaching and mentoring
- Clothing, furniture, household, etc.
- Household/personal care items
- Loan of Medical equipment
- Medical/pharmacy bills
- Mobile food pantry co-sponsor
- Referrals to local resources
- Rent/mortgage assistance
- Utility assistance
Note: We do not have emergency housing available
The proceeds from our Saint Vincent de Paul Thrift Store, after operating expenses, are used to provide assistance to families and neighbors in the Monroe and Green county general area.
Our Conference provides over $50,000 in financial assistance each year to local residents. Additionally, we provide local families with food pantry access, resource referrals, food and household necessities, clothing, and furniture.
Help Make a Difference…
The Society of St. Vincent de Paul is easy to join. If you have the desire to work with others to grow spiritually through friendship and service, we invite you to join us.
We are so grateful for your support of our Thrift Store; without your donations and store purchases, we would not be able to achieve our mission of helping those in need. Also, a special note of appreciation to our volunteers who devote many hours helping in a variety of areas in our Thrift Store and special works projects.