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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20 Golf Terms You Need to Know

Written by Holley Mapel, Marketing Intern Golfing can have a language of its own. You can be prepared for the 20th Annual Gene Westendorf Memorial Golf Tournament by knowing your golf terms.This foursome scramble (shotgun start at 7:45 am) will take place at The Golf Club at Yankee Trace the morning of Friday, July 22, […]

Vincentian Reflection for 5/22/16

These weekly Reflections are great tools for volunteer Vincentians to tie together what we do in our everyday lives and our faith.  They are originally designed for Vincentians,  but are helpful to anyone who needs of a reminder of what we are called to do for our neighbors in need. Gospel: (John 16: 12-15)  Jesus said to his disciples: […]

Jeff Doesn’t Give Up

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Written by Hannah Krafka, Marketing and Communications Jeff had a home, a car, a nursing degree and a life. Everything changed in May of 2014, after he couldn’t pay his rent. He started living under bridges, in abandoned warehouses and anywhere he could find. He knew things would not get better until he reached out […]

New Playground Equipment for Shelter

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Written by Hannah Krafka, Marketing and Communications The Beavercreek Church of the Nazarene has provided a huge resource for children who are homeless: a new playground at the St. Vincent de Paul Gateway Shelter for Women and Families. Members of the congregation collected the funds to replace the equipment for their Common Heart project during […]

Noble Hearts and Loving Families

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Written by David Bohardt, Executive Director Great ideas spring from noble hearts and loving families. When Gene Westendorf died in 1996, he left behind a legacy of Vincentian devotion to the poor and homeless served by St. Vincent de Paul. He also had a life-long love affair with the game of golf. To commemorate his […]

Vincentian Reflection for 5/15/16

These weekly Reflections are great tools for volunteer Vincentians to tie together what we do in our everyday lives and our faith.  They are originally designed for Vincentians,  but are helpful to anyone who needs of a reminder of what we are called to do for our neighbors in need. Gospel: (John 14:15-16; 23-26)  Jesus said to his disciples, […]

Sharon’s Hope

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A Vincentian recently shared a moving story of hope in the Conferences: Sharon* is the new client with a young son who has cerebral palsy. I called her again today about her DP&L bill.  When she called before, her voice incredibly sad and desperate.  Sharon asked for any help we could offer, but no gave no […]

A Family Legacy of Support

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Written by Hannah Krafka, Marketing and Communications Frank* has regularly volunteered at St. Vincent de Paul for over five years. He’s done everything from greet donors at the donation dock, assist at the front desk in the shelter, to occasionally serve meals in the shelter kitchens. Frank has always been struck by the positivity of […]

Saving Lives In Shelter

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Written by David Bohardt, Executive Director John Harshbarger, M.D., J.D., M.B.A., is the Montgomery County Coroner. In 2013-2015, for every initial of his three degrees, he declared 106 County citizens had died … … from drug overdoses – 743 lives senselessly lost. That is a 225% increase since 2011. Drugs are an equal opportunity killer […]

Vincentian Reflection for 5/8/16

These weekly Reflections are great tools for volunteer Vincentians to tie together what we do in our everyday lives and our faith.  They are originally designed for Vincentians,  but are helpful to anyone who needs of a reminder of what we are called to do for our neighbors in need. Gospel: (Luke 24:46-53)  Jesus said to his disciples:  “Thus […]

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