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Friendship as a Key to Systemic Change

Have you ever thought of friendship as a key to systemic change in our approach to poverty? If you lost everything, how long would it take you to get something to eat, find a place to stay, and a get some work? Tough situation? Yes! But nothing compared to the isolation of having no friends. […]

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Poverty as social sin

Poverty: An Opportunity for Encounter or Exclusion? By: Marian Lamoureux North Central Region Voice of the Poor Leader As Vincentians, have we ever thought about poverty as “social sin?” This notion of social sin is a powerful concept in Catholic social thought and justice, and a spiritually enriching way for us to view our work […]

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Grow your own program with those in poverty

West Virginia Conference allows people in need to Grow your own The saying goes, “Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.” The St. Louise de Marillac Conference, also known as the Conference of Southern West Virginia, has taken […]

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Saint Vincent de Paul in helping the poor save taxpayers ‎£11million per year

Research, by economists Oxera, shows that the Saint Vincent de Paul Society is helping taxpayers save ‎£11million per year, and found that the visits made to the isolated and lonely by the Saint Vincent de Paul volunteers, helped improve their mental health, helped them navigate “the system” better, and enhanced their skills, their educational opportunities […]

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The stress of poverty and our role as advocates

In “Behavioral Science and the Stress of Poverty: Dan Torrington, SVDP Western Region Voice of the Poor Leader writes  “Once we as Vincentians begin to really appreciate the mental and emotional stress of scarcity, as well as the physical toll poverty exacts, we know we have no alternative but to advocate for state and national […]

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SSVP: A Voice for the Poor in Ireland

Slow economic recovery in Ireland has pushed the leader of the Society in Ireland to raise his voice for the poor. The Irish Times reports, “Geoff Meagher, national president of St Vincent de Paul (SVP), said the organisation is seeing an “alarming level” of calls despite the recent improvement in the economy. The society recorded […]

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What happens to the homeless when they die?

What Happens To The Homeless When They Die? That’s a question Vincentians might think about. Some things to think about… “Somebody rejoiced when this kid was born. I think it’s really important that their life and death be memorialized, whether it’s with 50 people or three people.” “They may not have had a place to stay […]

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