About St. Vincent de Paul
The vision of St. Vincent de Paul Dayton District Council is to improve the lives of people in need in the Miami Valley.
Our mission is to, with Christian purpose, accompany those in need one person at a time by focusing on shelter, food, and clothing.
We hold the beliefs of unconditional service, hospitality, stewardship, and gratitude to be our core values.
For adults and families in the Miami Valley who are on the brink of becoming homeless or who are already homeless, St Vincent de Paul Dayton District Council, through its Conferences (chapters) and Special Works, provides person-to-person emergency assistance and supportive services to those living in the Montgomery County and surrounding communities.
St. Vincent de Paul Social Services, Inc. Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Statement
St. Vincent de Paul Social Services, Inc. recognizes that people we serve, people who volunteer for us, people we employ, and people who come to us for help are diverse in their race, ethnicity, background, physical or mental disabilities, sexual orientation, and religious beliefs. We work to make sure that everyone is respected and valued as the unique person who they are.
We do not discriminate who we help and accompany in their journey to stable and permanent housing, or who we aid with utility bills, food, or other household and human needs.
While we strive to provide equal services to all, we understand, those services may not provide the equitable distribution or range of processes needed to provide those services for everyone. We commit to constantly evaluate our approach by asking for feedback from our partners and our constituents and will use that input to refine our presentation and delivery of benefits and services so that we most effectively serve each person.
We work to eliminate inequities in our policies, systems, and service delivery models. We examine any assumptions that we may contribute to inequities or otherwise inhibit the fair and effective delivery of services and treatment of to those whom we serve, our volunteers, and our staff.
We commit to accountability and transparency in our actions. We will respond to issues and incidents where we could have done better, and we will constantly seek diversity, inclusion, and equitable service.
St. Vincent de Paul serves our neighbors in need, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Our help begins with our Conferences and their volunteer members (Vincentians) giving emergency assistance with utilities, food, clothing, furniture and many other services to our neighbors in need. Person-to-person assistance is the trademark of the St. Vincent de Paul Conferences; helping individuals to stay in their homes.
When a person becomes homeless, St. Vincent de Paul is also there to offer shelter and hope. Our shelters provide temporary emergency shelter to those who are homeless. During the course of any given day our shelters serve over 400 men, women and children. We provide daily meals, showers, clothing, personal care items, mail and messaging service, and access to full-time case managers who assist our guests in achieving housing based on their individual needs. Each year nearly 4,200 people come to us for shelter. While most guests only stay for a short period of time, we annually help hundreds of individuals to transition from the shelter into permanent housing. Our focus at St. Vincent de Paul is to help our guests address their challenges through Christian accompaniment, and with compassion.
You can join us in our efforts by volunteering, donating in-kind goods or services, or supporting us financially through a gift today.
We are faithfully guided by the oversite of Vincentians and community members who sit on two boards. Each board provides accountability, insight, guidance, decision-making, and prayers for our operations.
Dayton District Council Board
As of August 2021
President: Matt Graybill
Vice President: Bonnie Vitangeli
Treasurer: Mike Fink
Secretary: Marsha Hess
Spiritual Advisor: Clyde Golden
Larry Simpson, Ascension
Pat Gill, Corpus Christi
William Burkhart, Emmanuel
Joan Andersen, Holy Angels, Dayton
Ken Knapke, Holy Angels, Sidney
Candy Huttinger, Incarnation
Tom Boland, Mary Help of Christians
Rose Schultz, Our Lady of Good Hope
Mieke Clark, Our Lady of Mercy
Carol Adamson, Our Lady, Mother of Refugees
Vicki Tischler, Our Lady of the Rosary
LouAnn Geel, Queen of Martyrs
John Malas, St. Albert the Great
Mary Cox, St. Anthony
Barb Maichle, St. Augustine, Germantown
Kate Heminger, St. Augustine, Waynesville
Tom Forsthoefel, St. Brigid, Xenia
Cheryl Pothast, St. Denis/Holy Family/Immaculate Conception
Keith St. Pierre, St. Francis of Assisi
Fran O’Shaughnessy, St. Helen
Steve Brandell, St. Henry
Gary Miller, St. Luke
Moira Pfeifer, St. Mary of the Assumption, Springboro
Sandy Gehret, St. Michael – Sts. Peter & Paul
John Tishaus, St. Patrick Troy
Carolyn Yankel, St. Peter
Pat Lewis, St. Rita/St. Paul/Precious Blood
Tom Doseck, St. Remy Russia
Ella Glabus, University of Dayton
Community Board Members
As of April 2022
President: Mike Fink, Managing Director-Investments
Vice-President: Michael McGraw, President, James Capital Alliance, Inc.
Treasurer: Dennis Wolters, Retired Executive, Day International
Secretary: Allan S. Crasto, Retired Executive Director, University of Dayton Research Institute
Kelly McCracken, President, Franciscan Media
Jeff Mullins, Partner-in-Charge, Taft Stettinius & Hollister
William U. Michel, Retired Business Executive
Louis R. Lunne, Retired Investment Advisor
Clare Thielen, Investment Advisor, James Capital Alliance
Tony Ciana, Retired Account Manager, Electronic Data Systems (EDS)
Ex-Officio (Non-Voting) Member:
Matt Graybill, DDC President
Michael E. Vanderburgh, Executive Director, St. Vincent de Paul Dayton District Council
St. Vincent de Paul Dayton
124 West Apple St.