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.
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.
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 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.
An Australia transformed by compassion and built on justice. We advocate on important social justice issues including:
We advocate on low income support
We provide support and assistance to people in need
The Society stands in respectful solidarity with Australia's First Nations People
We have a long history of supporting people seeking asylum
We provide crisis accommodation and support
Understand the impact of rising energy prices
We advocate on behalf of those in need