SVP's Mission

Our mission

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul (SVP) charity is a Christian voluntary organisation, works with people experiencing poverty and disadvantage. Inspired by our principal founder, Frederic Ozanam, and our patron, St. Vincent de Paul, SVP's mission is to respond to the call every Christian receives to bring the love of Christ to those in need: "I was hungry, and you gave me food" (Matthew 25). No work of charity is foreign to the Society.

SVP's mission involves in a diverse range of activities characterised by:

SVP Support and Friendship mission

Support and Friendship

Through person-to-person contact, we are committed to respecting the dignity of those we assist and fostering self-respect. We always assure confidentiality and endeavour to establish relationships based on trust and friendship.

SVP Self Sufficiency mission

Promoting Self-sufficiency

It is not enough to provide short term material support. Those we assist are also helped to achieve self-sufficiency in the longer term and the sense of self-worth this provides. When problems are beyond our competence, we enlist the support of specialised help.

SVP Social Justice mission

Working for Social Justice

We are committed to identifying the root causes of poverty and social exclusion in Ireland and, in solidarity with people experiencing poverty and disadvantage, to advocate and work for the changes required to create a more just and caring society.

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