St Vincent De Paul Society (canberra/goulburn) Incorporated

St Vincent De Paul Society (canberra/goulburn) Incorporated DGR

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  • 01 Jan 2007
Summary

Our missionThe 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 by working to shape a more just and compassionate society.Our visionThe St Vincent de Paul Society aspires to be recognised as a caring lay Catholic charity offering a hand up to people in need. We do this by respecting their dignity, sharing our hope and encouraging them to take control of their own destiny. Our conferences meet regularly and undertake good works of charity for the poor, the abandoned, and victims of exclusion and adversity using The Rule as the direction of our operations.Our stakeholdersAt the core of the Societys work are the people we assist, our Vincentians, volunteers and donors. These are the people who have enabled the Societys good works to continue. Without the generosity of our loyal donors, the resources to provide the required levels of assistance to people in need would not be available.The St Vincent de Paul Society Canberra/Goulburn helps people in need in a number of ways, giving them a hand up to make life-changing decisions.The type of support offered differs from situation to situation, but our conferences remain central to the Societys good works. They are the driving force that connects people in need to our support services and programs.CentresIn what are widely known in the community as the Vinnies shops, we sell quality donated clothing, furniture and other household items at affordable prices. There are 25 centres throughout the Canberra/Goulburn region, 15 of which include conference facilities.Homelessness servicesWe are funded by the ACT Government to provide a range of services to people at risk of or experiencing homelessness. Samaritan House has been operating for 22 years and provides crisis accommodation to men in Canberra, with priority given to men with complex and multiple needs. Our family and youth homelessness services provide accommodation and support to 762 people at risk of homelessness. Vinnies Blue Door is a drop-in centre based in Ainslie Village and provides up to 47,000 meals to 120 people who walk through its doors. Night Patrol is one of our most recognised services and visits the streets of Canberra almost every night of the year, providing engagement, material and light refreshments to people in need. Night Patrol provided 11,475 instances of support and is our only homelessness service that doesnt receive any government funding. Our Street to Home program seeks out and provides intervention and support to people experiencing chronic rough sleeping in the ACT.Mental health servicesSamaritan Services provides support and accommodation to 36 people with chronic mental illness and has started to support participants funded under the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).

Areas of support
  • PBI
  • Purposes beneficial to ther general public and other analogous
  • Another purpose beneficial to the community
Areas of operation
  • ACT
  • NSW
Countries of operation
  • Australia

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