(To download The Annual Overview 2017, click on the PDF link at the bottom of the page)

4 National President’s report
5 Our Vision and Purpose

6 Chief Executive Officer’s report: ‘The
freedom to lead flourishing lives’

7 National Council Members

8 National Statistics
An overview of the St Vincent de Paul Society in Australia.
9–13 Advocacy report: 2017 overview
14 The St Vincent de Paul Society’s
approach to health issues
15 Hep C program changes lives
In 2017 a hepatitis C clinic was opened at the Matthew Talbot Hostel in Sydney in response to a clearly identified need.

16–17 Removing barriers to provide
essential support Tom Fisher House in Perth offers people experiencing homelessness a safe place to sleep where they are treated with respect and dignity.

18 Alleviating isolation through
Vinnies Night Patrol van The Night Patrol is a crucial point of contact for many people doing it rough in Canberra.

19 Special Works take many forms
In Tasmania the Society operates Special Works for people facing physical and mental health challenges, disabilities and loneliness, as well as those in need of permanent care.
20–21 National Congress 2017
The St Vincent de Paul Society members from across Australia attended this historical event held in Adelaide in October 2017. It was the first congress to be held by the Society in many decades.
22 Volunteering with kindness and respect
The army of volunteers who deliver Fred’s Van services in South Australia help to deliver a hot meal, blankets, donated books and social connection.

23 Nutrition to feed the soul
The chef at Vinnies Men’s Crisis Centre in Adelaide is passionate about providing good, nutritious food to people who are disadvantaged.

24–25 Kathy’s return to good health
The story of a Melbourne mother struck by illness illustrates the unique support the Society can provide to help people navigate their own recovery and solutions. 26 Overseas development
Overseas projects that Vinnies supports help all people in need, including those who have found refuge in a new country.

27 National Financial Statements 2017