The Society of St. Vincent de Paul – Detroit (SVdP) announces the 2011-2012 Fiscal Year Annual Meeting “Vision 2015.” “Vision 2015” speaks to SVdP’s strategic plan which identifies 5 strategic issues and the developed objectives and action plans to address each issue.

The Society’s “Vision 2015” plan will be rolled out on January 8th during the 2011-2012 Annual Meeting at Sacred Heart Seminary in Detroit. The event is open to the public. Details of the plan include information on how to strengthen and grow existing membership for the Society, increase communication, increase and enhance quality of service, assist SVdP Conferences in fundraising and to provide additional resources to Conferences.

“The needs for a strategic plan to guide the Society are several,” said Bill Brazier, Executive Director of SVdP, “The economic crisis in southeast Michigan, changes in our parishes to meet the needs of changing demographics and improved delivery of services to our clients, just to name a few.”

The 128 year-old organization has initiated “Vision 2015” to strengthen the Society and identify issues to increase membership and enhance quality of service. A team of Vincentian volunteers from throughout the diocese worked diligently for over six months to come up with a vision of how St. Vincent de Paul will respond to these challenges.

About The Society of St. Vincent de Paul – Detroit
The Society of St. Vincent de Paul – Detroit is the local arm of The Society of St. Vincent de Paul, a Catholic lay organization of approximately 700,000 men and women who voluntarily join together to grow spiritually and offer person-to-person service to those living in poverty and the largest social assistance organization in the world. The Detroit office of The Society of St. Vincent de Paul is a major provider of human services. Programs include home visits, housing assistance, disaster relief, job training and placement, food pantries, clothing and utility assistance. The Society works in conjunction with the Archdiocese of Detroit, networking with 2,000 Vincentian volunteers in Wayne, Oakland, Macomb, Lapeer, St. Clair and Monroe counties, and assisting 30,000 local households annually.