OUR MISSION

The St. Vincent de Paul Society of Kingston is mandated to provide practical assistance and support to individuals and families residing in the Kingston area. All services are provided in a compassionate and respectful manner, which reflects and reinforces the dignity and humanity of all persons.

WHERE THERE ARE PEOPLE IN NEED, WE’LL BE THERE LENDING A HAND, A SMILE, AND AN ENCOURAGING WORD.

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR’S STATEMENT

The St. Vincent de Paul Society of Kingston is a remarkable place. What makes us so special is that, in a very complicated world, we offer simplicity. This entity exists for a single purpose: to lovingly care for our community. We aim to offer help in keeping with how a good neighbour would help in difficult times. We don’t ask for proof of hardship; we don’t require retribution. I love coming to work here each day. I know that so many other needs are met here beyond the need for food and clothing. People feel connected at St. Vincent de Paul's. We laugh at the notion that we are one great big dysfunctional family. What a beautiful feeling, to have a place to go where you are seen as a sister or brother. Blood may be thicker then water… however love is thicker then anything. Poverty can make you feel alone, like you are in a silent fight to survive. Drop by for a visit and experience the community that is uniquely ours. There is poverty, however there is no silence and no need for loneliness.

- Judy Fyfe