About Us

Our Mission

St. Vincent de Paul of Los Angeles is a Catholic volunteer organization that serves the poor and homeless of any religion for free.

Our Story

St. Vincent de Paul Los Angeles 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.

1833      Society of St. Vincent de Paul was founded in Paris, France
1904      First conferences in Los Angeles were established
1969      Opened the Los Angeles Thrift Store
1945      Opened Circle V Ranch Camp
1980’s   Opened Cardinal Manning Center
2004      Opened the Long Beach Thrift Store

We help the needy become self-sufficient by providing financial and emotional support, food, clothing, furniture, appliances and resources to connect those 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 800.974.3571.

Our Services




Circle V Ranch
& Retreat Center

Board Of Directors


Phil Wijmer


David Garcia


Fr. Claude Williams, O. Praem


Aimee Brazeau

Viktor Rzeteljski


Gustavo Amaral


Brenda Morton


Phyllis Anderson

James Bibb, Jr.

Monsignor Gregory A. Cox

Donna Flores

Sr. Theresa Marie Harris, DC

Paul Iacovitti

Terri Munoz

Mabel Ramos

Chris Ranieri

Gerry Richardson

Ray Sweet

Anthony W. Tahan

Robert Wyatt
Sander C. Zagzebski

Emeritus Advisors

Robert Huston
Ed Kunkler

Claire Padama

Coyne Quinn

Hilmar Rosenast

James R. Weiss

Annual Reports

Form 990

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