About Us



St. Vincent de Paul 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 financial and emotional 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 every year. To donate clothes, furniture, appliances, or even cars call us at 1-800-974-3571.

The Society does not tolerate harassment of our clients, volunteers, job applicants, contractors or employees by another client, volunteer, employee, supervisor, vendor, customer, or any third party.  Any form of harassment on the basis of race, religion, color, sex (including breast feeding and related medical conditions), gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, uniform service member and veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, age, protected medical condition, genetic information, disability or any other category protected by applicable state or federal law is prohibited and will be treated as a disciplinary matter.  Whistle blowers will not suffer retribution and the Society is committed to a workplace free of harassment. Join us to serve the poor and homeless!