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The Society is an international, Catholic volunteer organization that serves the needy of any religious background free of charge. We were founded in Paris, France in 1833 by a compassionate college student, Frederic Ozanam, and for over 100 years our Vincentian volunteers have served the suffering in Southern California. We help the needy become self-sufficient by providing emotional and financial support, food, clothing, furniture, appliances, housing and by connecting the disadvantaged to helpful resources in Los Angeles, Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties. Donations to our thrift stores make our work possible. Your financial gift or donations of household items help us help thousands of families every year. To donate clothes, furniture, appliances, or even cars call us at 1-800-974-3571.

More than a roof & a meal

With supporters like you we are able to help our vulnerable neighbors like George and Jose. Neither man had ever spent a night at a homeless shelter. They had nowhere to go when they arrived at the St. Vincent de Paul’s West County Winter Warming Shelter, Mauer the day after Christmas and Hernandez not long after that. 

Mauer, 62, proudly showcases his new place, an airy room with kitchenette in downtown Ventura. “I’m very content right now,” he says, “It’s quiet.” Hernandez now lives a block away in a first-floor unit, a place he describes this way: “It’s perfect. I couldn’t ask for more.” 

Mauer and Hernandez were among seven people placed into permanent housing. Another seven went into transitional living, and social workers connected another man with a brother in Nevada.


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Society of St. Vincent De Paul, Los Angeles

210 North Avenue 21, Los Angeles CA 90031
Phone: 323-224-6287 | Fax: 323-225-4997

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Society of St. Vincent De Paul, Los Angeles

210 North Avenue 21, Los Angeles CA 90031
Phone: 323-224-6287 | Fax: 323-225-4997

2012 Society of St. Vincent de Paul, Council of Los Angeles