Our mission and vision

Our mission and vision

The St Vincent de Paul Society is committed to serving people in need in our community. Our mission, vision, values and aspiration guide our work.

Our Mission

The St Vincent de Paul Society is a lay Catholic organisation that aspires to live the gospel message by serving Christ in the poor with love, respect, justice, hope and joy, and to bring about a more just and compassionate society.

Our Vision

The Society aspires to be recognised as a caring Catholic charity offering "a hand up" to people in need. We do this by respecting every person's human dignity, sharing our hope, and encouraging them to take control of their own destiny.

Our Key Values

Our advocacy work and support services are guided by seven key values:


Loyalty in service to our mission, vision and values.


Welcoming and serving all with understanding and without judgement.


Service to all regardless of creed, ethnic or social background, health, gender or political opinions.


Promoting, maintaining and adhering to our mission, vision and values.


Establishing relationships based on respect, trust, friendship and perception.


Working to transform the causes of poverty and challenging the causes of human injustice.


Encouraging spiritual growth, welcoming innovation and giving hope for the future.

Our Aspiration

An Australia transformed by compassion and built on justice. We advocate on important social justice issues including:

Low income support and poverty

We advocate on low income support

Housing and homelessness

We provide support and assistance to people in need

First Nations People

The Society stands in respectful solidarity with Australia's First Nations People

People seeking asylum

We have a long history of supporting people seeking asylum

Domestic violence

We provide crisis accommodation and support

Energy efficiency

Understand the impact of rising energy prices

Responses to Parliamentary inquiries

We advocate on behalf of those in need

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Our impact

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Our history

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