Our Mission

The St Vincent de Paul Society is a lay Catholic organisation that aspires to live the gospel message by serving Christ in the poor with love, respect, justice, hope and joy, and by working to shape a more just and compassionate society.

Our Vision.

The Society aspires to be recognised as a caring Catholic charity offering ‘a hand up’ to people in need. We do this by respecting their dignity, sharing our hope, and encouraging them to take control of their own destiny.

Our Aspiration.

An Australia transformed by compassion and built on justice. The Society advocates on several pressing social justice issues such as homelessness, poverty, and asylum seekers. To read more about the Society’s work is these areas and others please visit the Our Impact page of this website.

Our Key Values.

We have identified seven key values to which we are aligned. They include commitment, compassion, respect, integrity, empathy, advocacy, and courage. We are proud of the key values for which we stand and invite you to find out more on the Become a Member and Volunteer pages of this website.

Commitment – Loyalty in service to our mission, vision, and values.

Compassion – Welcoming and serving all with understanding and without judgement.

Respect – Service to all regardless of creed, ethnic or social background, health, gender, or political opinions.

Integrity – Promoting, maintaining, and adhering to our mission, vision, and values.

Empathy – Establishing relationships based on respect, trust, friendship, and perception.

Advocacy – Working to transform the causes of poverty and challenging the causes of human injustice.

Courage – Encouraging spiritual growth, welcoming innovation, and giving hope for the future.