VincentCare’s revamped Ozanam House is specially designed to support people’s recovery from homelessness.
New National President of the SSVP National Council in Australia
by Tim Williams, CM | Mar 23, 2019 | News, Society of St. Vincent de Paul
The St. Vincent de Paul Society National Council in Australia is pleased to announce that Claire Victory has been elected as its new National President.
SVdP Australia: Vinnies Caloundra providing the ultimate hand-up
by .famvin | Mar 16, 2019 | News, Society of St. Vincent de Paul
The SVdP Queensland (Vinnies) Caloundra Conference has made it one of their missions to help people with disability find their voice and reach their greatest potential.
Order of Australia Medal Awarded to 37-year St. Vincent de Paul Society Member
by Elizabeth Astridge | Apr 7, 2017 | News, Society of St. Vincent de Paul
The Medal of the Order of Australia, established in 1976 by Elizabeth II, Queen of Australia, recognizes Australian citizens for achievement and merit in service to Australia or humanity. Below are excerpts from an article by Emilie Ng. Mr. Paul Finch, 76, received...
St. Vincent de Paul Australia – An Ode on Behalf of the Disabled
by Elizabeth Astridge | Dec 24, 2016 | News
What would you do if a government official did something that was contrary to what you have been working towards? Australian National CEO of the St. Vincent de Paul Society, Dr. John Falzon took his pen to his paper in a different way to let former prime Minister Tony...
Laundry Trucks: Providing Homeless with Clean Clothing
by Elizabeth Astridge | Sep 30, 2016 | News
It seems like all types of mobile service trucks are popping up these days - starting long ago with the beloved ice cream truck and more recently food trucks, fashion trucks and now...laundry trucks? It's not your typical mobile service truck, but it serves a much...
Vinnies CEO Sleepout
by Elizabeth Astridge | Jun 21, 2016 | News, Society of St. Vincent de Paul
The Vinnies CEO Sleepout will take place in Australia this Thursday, June 23 with over 1500 CEOs participating across 12 different cities. Over 100,000 people experience homelessness in Australia and the Vinnies CEO Sleepout raises funds that support homeless services...
Soup Van Man
by Elizabeth Astridge | Jun 19, 2016 | News, Society of St. Vincent de Paul
"A little bit of help some way can go a long way." Watch the video below and meet Frank, the Soup Van Man, who has volunteered on the Soup Van for St. Vincent de Paul Society in Australia almost every Thursday for 40 years. [youtube...
SVDP Australia seeks homelessness as key election issue
by John Freund, CM | Jan 13, 2016 | News, Society of St. Vincent de Paul
The St Vincent de Paul Society is working to make homelessness and affordable housing a key issue of this year’s federal election in Australia according to a post in the Catholic Leader of Australia. The society’s national chief executive officer Dr John Falzon called...
Australian woman leaves $4.3 million estate to Vinnies
by John Freund, CM | Dec 22, 2015 | News, Society of St. Vincent de Paul
Australian woman leaves $4.3 million estate to Vinnies Lily Fardell, from Newcastle, died earlier this year and her final wishes were carried out on Friday. Among them was the wish that her home and its contents, valued at $4.3 million, be handed over to the St....
Effect on tech company serving with the SVDP
by John Freund, CM | Dec 12, 2015 | News, Society of St. Vincent de Paul
Serving with the SVDP Night Patrol - The Effect of Community Service on our Company Joseph Sattout writes... The nightlife on the streets of Sydney City – a place where I used to associate fun, happy and enjoyable experiences, a place where I would walk the streets...
Sick with worry report
by John Freund, CM | Oct 14, 2015 | News
Sick with worry report: People’s desire to participate shines through The St Vincent de Paul Society has marked Anti-Poverty Week 2015 with the launch of the ‘Sick with worry…’report containing stories from the front-line of inequality and 14 recommendations for...