About Us

Our mission has endured for over 180 years. It is the key to explain who we are and what we do.

"Inspired by Gospel values, the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, a Catholic volunteer organization, leads individuals to join together to offer person-to-person service to the poor and the suffering. And in doing this work, we all enrich our lives spiritually."

"The Society serves those in need regardless of creed, ethnic or social background, health, gender or political opinions."

When people need help, we’ll be there. We serve everyone. Period.

St. Vincent de Paul Southwest Idaho is made up of nearly 700 volunteers and a few staff members to directly help tens of thousands of our friends and neighbors throughout Southwestern Idaho. Our work here is built around the core value of the Society; the home visit.

When someone calls one of the Helpline numbers throughout Southwest Idaho, they are accessing a system that has been in place since 1833 when our founders started going to the places where the poor lived to meet them, listen to their needs and offer understanding and the physical support available. Our home visitors belong to ten conferences from the Caldwell area, through Nampa, Meridian and Boise and on to Mountain Home. Each individual who calls is assigned to a conference near where they live, and St. Vincent de Paul volunteers go out to visit the person or family in their home to determine how best they can be helped.

In addition to the Helpline, St. Vincent de Paul Southwest Idaho operates six Thrift Stores, five Food Pantries, a Dining Hall, a Prescription Assistance Program, various programs to assist recent parolees and seasonal programs such as Christmas voucher toy stores, the Thanksgiving Food Box Program, and a summer feeding program for children.

In short, the mission of St. Vincent de Paul Southwest Idaho is summed up in these words:


We invite you to join or support us in this very fulfilling mission. Volunteer or donate today to help those that are hurting in our midst.

St. Vincent de Paul Southwest Idaho
St. Vincent de Paul Southwest Idaho
The College of Idaho, in partnership with the Bartos Institute, brought nine students from seven countries to St. Vincent de Paul. These scholars joined our Vincentians on home visits, going out into the community, meeting with those in need, and providing assistance. These students gained a better understanding of poverty in the community and the importance of service. Thanks for visiting!
St. Vincent de Paul Southwest Idaho
St. Vincent de Paul Southwest Idaho
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St. Vincent de Paul Southwest Idaho
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