Society of  St. Vincent de Paul 

Embracing the world in a network of charity… Frederic Ozanam, Co-Founder

A Catholic fraternal organization dedicated to those                            

                                        in need with dignity, prayer and support.


Society of St. Vincent de Paul



Is a society of members of men and women (Vincentians) who strive to grow spiritually by offering person-to-person services to individuals in need. We are part of an international society of friends united by a spirit of poverty, humility, and sharing, which is nourished by prayer, and reflection, mutually supportive gathering, and adherence to a basic rule.


Energized by the awareness that service to our brother or sister in need is in fact an encounter with our Lord Jesus Christ, members of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul are keenly aware that poverty, suffering and loneliness are present for millions in our communities. For that reason, we collaborate with all who seek to relieve need and address its causes. No Work of charity is foreign to the Society.



Sierra Foothills



In July 2010, the St. Joseph conference was grated approval to establish service in the Sierra Foothills. The conference, St. Joseph, is an integral element of the social ministry of St. Joseph Catholic Church, in Auburn where the church has been in existence for over 150 years.


SVDP Sierra Foothills is an “equal opportunity” social service  agency.  We serve all, regardless of religion, race, color, or gender. Our region encompasses Penryn to Grass Valley; Colfax to Coloma.



Non-Profit Organization


SVDP St. Joseph’s Conference is an exempt non-profit organization recognized as as a 501 (c) 3 by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Federal Tax ID# 27-1548334