St. Vincent DePaul Mission

Waterbury, Connecticut, U.S.A.

 
St. Vincent DePaul Mission of Waterbury, Inc.

Our Mission

The St. Vincent DePaul Mission of Waterbury, Inc. is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to eliminating the root causes of homelessness in the Greater Waterbury Area. Its mission is to make a positive difference in the lives of the homeless, hungry and mentally ill through professionally supportive relationships with caring adults, in order to assist them in achieving their highest potential of wellness and independence, and move them from poverty to an economically viable standard of living. To this end, the Mission has established a network to address each cause contributing to or allowing a person or family to become homeless. However, this can only be accomplished with the cooperation of other nonprofit organizations, the State of Connecticut, the Church, and the private and corporate sectors of our society.


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St. Vincent DePaul Appeal

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Dear Friends,

In spite of the joyful spirit of this holiday season many people become frustrated as they rush around to buy the “perfect gift” for everyone on their Christmas list. There are many reasons for this annual ritual, but in the end we all discover that the best gift is the one that actually helps someone in genuine need….like the people we serve at the St. Vincent DePaul Mission.

The Mission serves the needs of the poor in Waterbury and the surrounding 17 towns. Homeless people come to the shelter, hungry people to the soup kitchen and food pantry. People in need of material items come to the thrift store. Adults with a mental disability seek assistance through the services we offer and the working poor can find housing in our affordable housing apartments. These good works can only happen through your compassion and generosity. So, once again, we must come to you, who have so faithfully supported the Mission and the wonderful work it does for the poorest among us in the Greater Waterbury region, and ask for your financial support.

Not only at the holiday season, but throughout the year, giving to people in need will bring you a level of satisfaction, gratification and an assurance that your “perfect gift” is really making a difference in someone’s life. At the St. Vincent DePaul Mission we bring your gift of caring to the poor.

Please, will you help us continue this important work?

You may either use the button marked “Donate” on our website or click here for an easy and secure tax deductable donation or mail your donation in the enclosed envelope.

May the Spirit of the Holiday Season bring joy to your heart and happiness to your home!

Thank you for your generosity.

Father Joseph T. Donnelly

Chairman, Board of Directors

 

Helping the Poor and Disadvantaged

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Mission: To make a positive difference in the lives of the homeless, hungry and mentally ill through professionally supportive relationships with caring adults, in order to assist them in achieving their highest potential of wellness and independence and move them from poverty to an economically viable standard of living.

To this end, the Mission has established a network of programs that are designed to address each cause contributing to or allowing a person or family to become homeless. However, this can only be accomplished with the cooperation of other service providers, corporate supporters, charitable foundations, and government funding.

Our Model and Performance Matrix

Shelter: An average of 80 single adults and eight families with children find refuge in the shelter each night. Clients are offered a hot shower, clean pajamas, a clean bed, and personal hygiene supplies. A hot evening meal and a breakfast are served. Children have a place to do homework.

Soup Kitchen: Open 365 days a year, over 127,750 cooked meals allow poor people who are hungry to receive a nutritionally balanced hot noon-time meal.

Food Pantry: An equivalent to 45,500 meals annually in bagged groceries is provided to the poor once a week.

Affordable Housing: Manage 16 units of affordable housing for poor working families.

Thrift Store: Here a poor family may obtain clothing and basic household items at low cost or no cost based on need.

Supervised Living: The program has 78 clients, including an eight-bed group home for chronically mentally ill adults.

A Heartfelt Thanks to our Generous Supporters.

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