At St. Vincent de Paul: We help people in need by assisting with food, housing expenses, clothing, furniture, and other basic human needs through your generous donations of goods, food, volunteer time, and financial support. Together, we prevent homelessness in Southwest Idaho.

St. Vincent de Paul Southwest Idaho serves everyone in need regardless of race, creed, color, gender, sexual orientation, criminal justice status, disability, marital status, national origin, age, physical handicaps or political opinions. When people need help, we’ll be there. St. Vincent de Paul serves everyone. Period.

St. Vincent de Paul has served the poor internationally for over 180 years as a Catholic organization originating in Paris, organized by Blessed Frederick Ozanam. We're inspired by gospel values but independent from the church. We have had a presence in Southwest Idaho since the 1940s. Our first Boise thrift store opened in 1976.

St. Vincent de Paul offers a variety of services to provide a hand up to our neighbors in need. We target the basic human needs to stay afloat and avoid homelessness. Almost all our services are provided on a person to person basis, customized to fit the unique needs of those we serve.

Help Line and Home Visit Program

We respond to over 7,500 calls to our Help Line every year. When someone calls, a pair of volunteers visit the individual, in their home, and assess needs on a case by case basis. We often help with rent, utilities, furniture, clothes, transportation, and other needs. Click here to learn more.

Thrift Stores

We operate six thrift stores across Southwest Idaho. These locations offer gently used, low-cost items to the community. Additionally, we also distribute over $250,000 worth of furniture, clothes, and household goods to those in need at no cost. Click here to learn more.

Food Pantries

Our five food pantries serve hundreds of families each week with nutritious food to keep families healthy and stretch food budgets. Last year, we distributed $1,750,000 worth of groceries. Click here to learn more.

Community Suppers

The dining hall on Overland Road serves hot and healthy meals to the community three to four nights a week. Additionally, we work together with several other bench area churches to provide dinners in the Overland Food Desert area. Click here to learn more.

Reentry Programs

Thousands of Men and Women are released from jail or prison each year. The reentry process back into society is extremely difficult. St. Vincent de Paul has numerous programs and resources designed to help our returning citizens make a successful reentry. Click here to learn more.

Seasonal Programs

Thanksgiving Food Box Program: Providing a thanksgiving dinner for over 12,000 people annually.
Christmas Toy Store: Christmas gifts for thousands of Kids and Teens in need.
Mountain Home Summer Feeding Program: Free lunch and activities for youth in Mountain Home during Summer.

Prescription Assistance Program

Prescription Medications can be a financial burden for many. Our specialist helps secure these medications for those in need at no cost. No one should have to choose between much needed medication and staying fed or paying rent. Click here to learn more.

St. Vincent de Paul Southwest Idaho helps tens of thousands of unique people each year. Every person we work with has a story. A few have generously shared their stories of success. Click any of the tiles below to watch a video of how St. Vincent de Paul is making a difference in people's lives.

We could not exist without our 1600+ dedicated volunteers that make this organization run. Our team also consists of a select few staff members and store employees. Every person who contributes their time to St. Vincent de Paul is passionate about preventing homelessness in our community.


Jack Dahl

Executive Director

Ralph May

Business Manager

Marie Fitzgerald

Director of Stores

Vicky Rowell

We're pretty excited about our mission, and we hope you are too! Consider helping us, help others. Financial contributions, volunteering, and donating and shopping at the thrift stores are all ways you can make an impact on our community! Thank you!

If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out! If you are in need of our services, please call our helpline. For other inquiries, visit one of our thrift stores, or Contact Us.
St. Vincent de Paul Southwest Idaho
St. Vincent de Paul Southwest Idaho
Happy Thanksgiving from St. Vincent de Paul Southwest Idaho!

We are especially thankful for everyone who helped make our annual Thanksgiving Food Box Project a success!

13,000 People will be able to enjoy Thanksgiving Dinner this year thanks to your help.

This would have been impossible without
2,000 + Families who Donated Thanksgiving Food Boxes
650 + Volunteers who helped out
and assistance from
Boise State Men's Basketball, Boise GreenBike, T-Mobile Meridian Call Center Simplot Foods - USA, Guho Corp Expo Idaho, Boise Cascade, Southwest Trailer Sales, Icon Credit Union, Les Schwab Tire Centers, St. Ignatius Catholic School, All-American Publishing, All Saints Episcopal Church Boise Community of Christ, Boise Branch Holy Apostles Church Episcopal Church of The Holy Nativity Immanuel Lutheran Church, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Meridian United Methodist Church Our Lady of The Rosary Church Red Rock Christian Church Risen Christ Catholic Church, Sacred Heart Catholic Church - Boise, The Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist, St Mark's Catholic Church, St. Mary's Catholic Church (Boise, Idaho), Vibra Hospital of Boise, Whitney United Methodist Church
St. Vincent de Paul Southwest Idaho
St. Vincent de Paul Southwest Idaho
St. Vincent de Paul Southwest Idaho
The 2019 Thanksgiving Food Box Project is underway! From the generous donations of local businesses, organizations, churches, and families $125,000 in food has arrived at Expo Idaho. Today and tomorrow, that food will go directly to families in need so that everyone can celebrate thanksgiving!
St. Vincent de Paul Southwest Idaho
St. Vincent de Paul Southwest Idaho
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Amazon has a program called Amazon Smile. When you shop at .5% of your purchase will go back to help us! You will not pay any extra. You just need to make sure you use the site and select St. Vincent de Paul Southwest Idaho.

We created a 90 second video walking you through how to set this up and why it matters! When you are buying gifts this Christmas, you can use this to help us help others! Direct link:
St. Vincent de Paul Southwest Idaho
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