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 […]

Telitha’s Hope Tours St. Vincent de Paul’s Gateway Shelter

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Written by Andrea McAdams, founder of Telitha’s Hope Recently, several members of the Telitha’s Hope team had the opportunity to tour St. Vincent’s Homeless Shelter for Women, Children, and Families. What a humbling experience! Imagine what it would be like to sleep in a large open room filled with beds – basically a room full […]

Who is My Neighbor?

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Written by Sunnie Lain, Vincentian Support Services Who is my neighbor?  Every morning, I leave home to come to my office at St. Vincent dePaul.  I leave the South Dayton suburbs and drive about 15 minutes, first through the settled communities of Kettering, and then north on Route 48 into Oakwood.  I pass beautiful historic […]

St. Vincent de Paul Announces Successful Mission Gala


St. Vincent de Paul District Council of Dayton is pleased to report the success of the September 19, 2015 Mission Gala, Heart of Gold. Over 250 people attended the event in vintage 1920s style to enjoy a delicious meal and live entertainment while generously contributing a net amount of nearly $69,000 to directly benefit St. […]

Record Numbers of Homeless Dayton Children

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Reported on by WHIO News on October 2, 2015: Written by David Bohardt, Executive Director One homeless child is too many. Homeless children like Leah* come to us at the intersection of poverty and heartbreak. During 2015, St. Vincent will provide almost 20,000 nights of shelter to hundreds of homeless children, sometimes as many as 100 […]

What does the Shelter Kitchen Need?

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So many families and individuals in our shelters need comprehensive, holistic care to get back on their feet. This includes detailed case management and connections to services as well as meeting basic needs like a place to sleep and three meals a day. At St. Vincent de Paul, we want to make sure our shelter […]

We Together Can Help Dayton

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Written by David Bohardt, Executive Director We … can end poverty and homelessness in our community … together.     We are writing this message because we hope that you share our belief that poverty and homelessness cripple our community and jeopardize its future; because no organization in our community touches more lives, or achieves more positive outcomes, […]

5 Facts About the Life of Saint Vincent de Paul


By Sunnie Lain, Vincentian Support Services Most people have heard of St. Vincent de Paul, but not too many know very much about him or his life.  Here are five things that you may not know: 5. St. Vincent de Paul spent the first 20 years of his life seeking fame and wealth. Vincent de Paul […]

4 Reasons the Community Store is Better lists the top five Dayton thrift and consignment shops and while we agree those stores are a wonderful asset to Dayton, we have four reasons why St Vincent de Paul’s two Community Thrift Stores are better for Dayton. 4. Our Shopper’s Lives are Better When people in our community call one of our 35 […]

St. Vincent de Paul Announces Partnership with Coats for Kids

St. Vincent de Paul District Council of Dayton announces a partnership with WDTN, Channel 2 News for a collection drive of Coats for Kids from September 1 to October 15. Items can be dropped off at any LCNB location, Rush Delivery, WDTN, and St. Vincent de Paul Community Store. All proceeds directly support those struggling […]

5 Unique Questions about Donating

You know our frequently asked questions about donating a car, but what about the random question you may be too shy to ask? Luckily, someone might have asked already! We’ve listed five of the strangest and most unique questions people have asked while donating their car, truck, boat, or bike to St. Vincent de Paul […]

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