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 in-kind 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

Vincentian
Services

Cardinal
Manning
Center

Thrift
Stores

Circle V Ranch
& Retreat Center

Board Of Directors

PRESIDENT

Ray Sweet

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

David Gracia

SPIRITUAL ADVISOR

Rev. Perry Henry, C.M.

VICE PRESIDENT

Bertha De Alegria

TREASURER

William Cullinane

SECRETARY

Sr. Christina Maggi, D.C.

Directors

James Bibb, Jr.
Monsignor
Gregory A. Cox
Marilyn Coyle
Robert I. Cruz
Sylvia Gonzalez
John Hopkins

Emmanuel Martin
Wendy McGrail
Claire Padama
Patrick Pascal
Viktor Rzeteljski
Anthony W. Tahan

Chris Velador
Phil Wijmer
Kevin Young
Sander C.
Zagzebski

Directors Emeritus

Robert Huston
Ed Kunkler

Hilmar Rosenast
James R. Weiss

Coyne Quinn

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