St. Vincent de Paul Louisville, a lay Catholic organization, serves individuals and families in need including those who are homeless, living in poverty, suffering from addiction, enduring mental illness or experiencing acute economic crisis. Founded in 1853, SVDP offers a continuum of care that includes food, shelter, affordable housing, counseling, quality out-of-school time programs for at-risk youth, and emergency financial assistance with rent and utility bills. Our organization assists people, regardless of their background or faith, with the goal of helping each person achieve self-sufficiency.
St. Vincent de Paul Louisville operates a community kitchen (Open Hand Kitchen), a client-choice food pantry, Ozanam Inn Men’s Homeless Shelter, domestic violence services, two local thrift stores, an enrichment center serving at-risk youth in an after-school setting (Family Success Center), as well as supportive housing for homeless families and adults. Our downtown campus has grown to address the varied causes of chronic poverty and homelessness including disability, addiction, and mental illness.
We provide shelter and permanent housing for up to 600 individuals including families both on campus and in scattered-site housing.
We house, feed, and support those in need with compassion and dignity.
We strive to build a community where opportunity and hope are available to all.
- Respect – We respect the dignity and worth of all people
- Relationships + Engagement – We promote family, community, and participation
- Human Potential – We offer resources and opportunity for personal growth
- Accountability – We promote personal engagement and responsibility
- Collaboration – We partner with community to address unmet needs
- Spiritual Growth – We see Christ in those we serve, and lead by our Faith
- Equity – We strive to build an equitable environment for our clients, staff, donors, and community partners