Announcing Feast Day Celebration 2016

We will join with the Ladies of Charity to celebrate the heritage of our ministry in The Society of St Vincent de Paul on Saturday, September 17 at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church located at 9500 Neenah Ave, Austin, TX 78717. 5:00 pm Mass celebrated by Bishop Danny Garcia will be followed by dinner and awards. Registration is open… Read more →

Marketing and Communications Consulting Opportunity

The Society is seeking a skilled, experienced, creative marketing and communications consultant to help spread the word about the Society’s dynamic new Vincentian Family Center and Thrift Store, mobile thrift, and other exciting Society projects.   The Society of St. Vincent de Paul is seeking to award a one-year contract to a marketing consultant. The anticipated schedule below is subject… Read more →

PLCP Success Story in the Texas Tribune

The Society continues to help families escape the crushing debt of predatory loans through our Predatory Loan Conversion Program. With  financial literacy courses and ongoing guidance from the Council and conference volunteers, PLCP participants have a robust support network as they begin their journeys toward financial stability. Read our latest PLCP success story from the Texas Tribune here! Read more →

Catholic News Agency Praises Predatory Loan Conversion Program

Just as new federal regulations are set to curb predatory loan practices, the Society of St. Vincent de Paul – Diocesan Council of Austin is wrapping up its second year helping people escape crushing loan debts. Supported by the Texas Bar Foundation and the Texas Financial Education Endowment, our Predatory Loan Conversion Program (PLCP) has already converted 88 high interest loans… Read more →

Office Spaces for Rent at the VFC!

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul has officially moved to the Vincentian Family Center and Thrift Store at 901 W. Braker Lane! We have five offices available at our new location, and we are seeking great partners to help us serve Central Texans in need. We’re looking for nonprofit tenants who provide in-person services to our client base. All… Read more →

Community Impact Spotlights VFC

After many wonderful years on South Congress, our thrift operations have relocated to their new home, the Vincentian Family Center and Thrift Store! The Diocesan Council of Austin and the St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Store are now one united nonprofit, sharing a space and serving our community together. Our new building provides numerous community resources to families in need, including… Read more →

Catholic Spirit Highlights Society’s Legacy of Disaster Relief in Central Texas

We’re featured in the June 2016 Catholic Spirit!  Over the last five years, the Society has played a pivotal role in helping families get back on their feet following disasters. We focus on long-term disaster response, helping families after the flood waters have subsided and the fires have been extinguished. Our programs, including House in a Box and the Vehicle… Read more →

New CFPB Regulations on Predatory Loans

In a big win for low-income families everywhere, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has instituted new guidelines limiting predatory loan practices. Families who take out payday loans can frequently find themselves in cycles of crushing debt, taking loan after loan to cover their expenses. Like our own PLCP, the key regulatory standard is ability to repay; families will still… Read more →

Food Pantry Hours Update

Our food pantry officially opened to the public on Saturday, May 21!  We’re grateful to the volunteers and staff members who helped us get operations off the ground. We will begin our permanent  food pantry hours on Saturday, June 4, and we’re looking for volunteers to help us out! Please check out our volunteer sign-up area if you’re able to join… Read more →

Commemorate Your Support on our Donor Wall!

Our work serving Central Texans in need would be impossible without the generosity of friends, family, volunteers, parishes, foundations, and community partners. As we begin a new chapter of service at the Vincentian Family Center and Thrift Store, we will continue to rely on your contributions. We are grateful for all gifts of all sizes; every dollar truly counts. This… Read more →

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