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What Do “We” Share With Homeless People?

Mental illness is a major problem for the entire US population – not just the homeless population. The difference is the problems are aggravaated by homelessness.

Mental illness and the role of the Vincentians

St. Vincent de Paul Society CEO David Barringer speaks out on mental illness and the role of the Vincentians.... "Mental illness is not a blanket excuse for criminal acts, or for that matter homelessness or unemployment. But it is a factor for some and we can’t ignore...

Vincentian Family and “Mental Health Consequences of Conflict on Children”

In cooperation with UNICEF, Fracarita International, an international NGO for development cooperation of the Brothers of Charity founded by the Belgium St. Vincent, has organized a major international symposium “Mental Health Consequences of Conflict on Children”

News of the Brothers of Charity

The international NGO for development cooperation of the Brothers of Charity  Training by Fracarita International in Sri Lanka From October 17th till 24th, the regional coordinators of our seven country offices in Asia gathered in Sri Lanka, together with the regional...
Brothers of Charity awarded 65,000 €

Brothers of Charity awarded 65,000 €

On September 18, the psychiatric centre of the Brothers of Charity in Bukavu received the triannual Caritas International – Deckers Award because of the remarkable pioneering work in mental health care in Congo’s war-torn South Kivu Province. The psychiatric centre,...

Belgium praises Brothers of Charity

Belgium praises Brothers of Charity

Brother René Stockman, General Superior of the Brothers of Charity and president of Fracarita International was presented with the Order of Leopold, a State award of the Kingdom of Belgium, at the Belgian Embassy in Vatican City on January 29th. The Brothers or...

Brothers of Charity report on massacre

The Brothers of Charity, founded by the Belgian St. Vincent, are reporting on massacres in Burundi. At least 36 people were killed on September 18th after unknown gunmen opened fire at a crowded bar in Gatumba, a border town about 15 km west of the Burundian capital...

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