Who we are
Building a Society of Compassion and Support
The St. Vincent de Paul Society of San Francisco was established in 1860 on a simple principle: assist those who need help the most.
Whether it be through financial support, emotional or spiritual guidance, or by providing basic necessities such as food and shelter, we strive to offer our clients with a sense of hope during their darkest hours.
Helping San Francisco’s Most Vulnerable Populations
While the Society has undergone many changes and transformations over the years, we have never wavered in our commitment to support those in need, regardless of race, creed, religion or sexual orientation. From our humble beginnings to our current programs supporting the homeless and survivors of domestic violence, SVDP-SF has remained a champion of San Francisco’s most vulnerable populations.
Although the terms social justice and racial equity are gaining more mainstream traction, and rightly so, they have been at the core of our work since our inception. We know that those who are left in the margins have been systematically left behind by our society, government and economy.
Today, our organization bolsters 100 dedicated men and women, all working together to improve the lives of over 1,000 people in San Francisco every day.
If you’re interested in joining our efforts, check out our volunteer options or careers pages. You can also meet the people that allow us to make a difference by visiting our staff page.