St. Vincent de Paul District Council of Dayton is a 501(c )(3) nonprofit organization, annually serving over 100,000 people in need in the Miami Valley with faith-based assistance, shelter, and hope. The members, staff, and volunteers of the District Council, through its conferences and special works, provide person-to-person emergency assistance and supportive services to Montgomery County people in need.

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Lease Expands Montgomery County Space in Job Center

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St. Vincent de Paul and Montgomery County have executed new lease agreements that will significantly expand the latter’s presence in the Montgomery County Job Center through 2026. “These agreements cement our relationship with the County for another 11 years,” said SVDP Executive Director David Bohardt, “and we are pleased to both continue and strengthen our […]

The Feast Day of Blessed Frederic Ozanam


Written by Sunnie Lain, Vincentian Support Services Every year, on September 9th, Members of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul around the world celebrate the Feast Day of the founder of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, Blessed Frederic Ozanam.  Born in 1813 in Milan, Frederic was a gifted scholar who studied at […]

What is Poverty?

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Written by Sunnie Lain, Vincentian Support Services What is poverty? If you asked 100 people, “what is poverty?” you would be likely to get 100 different answers.  Poverty is a concept that means something different to everyone.  A lot of what we think about poverty relates to our own experiences.  Poverty is relative and there […]

Mission Gala Co-Chairs on WHIO

We’ve shared with you 5 great things to expect from the Second Annual Mission Gala as well as emcee Rich Wirdzek’s passion for St. Vincent de Paul, but did you catch Chad Maggard and Kelly Maroney’s interview on WHIO’s radio show There is A Season? You can listen here if you missed it as well […]

Planning for the Mission Gala

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Written by Nicole Scrivner, Mission Gala Marketing Chair What goes into a gala… Our second annual Mission Gala is only a month away, so now is the right time to reflect—on last year’s event, where we started this year, and the anticipation of another night celebrating the hearts of gold in our community. Each month, […]

Letter from the Executive Director

Dear Friend of St. Vincent de Paul: The rise in the number of homeless children we are serving is both alarming and heartbreaking.   During the first six months of 2014, we provided 4,015 nights of shelter to children – an average of 22 per night. During the first six months of 2015, we provided […]

Hunger in the Miami Valley

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Written by David Bohardt, Executive Director Hunger is a fact of life. Every day, thousands of children go to school in the Dayton metropolitan area with empty stomachs. Hunger is one of the most serious – and one of the least discussed – crises facing the community. According to Feeding America, the nation’s leading anti-hunger […]

St. Vincent de Paul Cares for Veteran Families

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Written by Katie Lewis, Outreach Specialist at St. Vincent de Paul’s Supportive Services for Veteran Families Locally Addressing a National Issue Veteran homelessness is a problem of national importance that can only be addressed by the communities these veterans call home. St. Vincent de Paul has been tackling the issue of homelessness in Montgomery County […]

Homelessness is not the End

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Written by David Bohardt, Executive Director Homelessness is not the end … Respect, compassion, support.  Safety and security. Three meals a day. All the personal care items they need – bedding, towels, clothes, toothbrushes, diapers for a little. These are the first steps in building trust – and the willingness to ask for help. All […]

Walking Home: Success in the De Paul Center

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Written by Ann Goebel, Director of Programs Our very best wishes go to Jeff, a client at St. Vincent DePaul Center, who will very soon be moving into his own home! Jeff’s story is similar to many of the men we serve each day at DePaul Center.  His life had been going along relatively well […]

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