Young Adults


What is KNOWN?

Rooted in our relationship with God, KNOWN is a ministry that provides activities to facilitate an encounter with joy, friendship, hospitality, and Christian solidarity with our guests during their stay at St. Vincent de Paul’s shelter.

Who can volunteer for KNOWN?

KNOWN is created for young adults in the local Dayton community who enjoy sharing their friendship with St. Vincent’s children and women guests through board games, craft projects, indoor and outdoor games and sports, story time, etc.

When is KNOWN?

KNOWN occurs on the second and fourth Saturdays of each month.

A typical schedule:

  • 9:30 a.m. Training for New Volunteers
  • 10 a.m. Introductions & Prayer
  • 10:30 a.m.  Activity Time with Guests
  • 11:30 a.m. Pizza & Fellowship Time with Volunteers

Where is KNOWN?

KNOWN takes place at the Apple Street Shelter for Women & Families, at 120 W Apple St. in Dayton.

Why is it called KNOWN?

Our name comes from Psalm 139, “Lord… you know me: you know when I sit and stand; you understand my thoughts from afar. You sift through my travels and my rest; with all my ways you are familiar… Lord, you know it all.”

How do I get involved?

Contact  Maria Francis, Manager of Volunteers at or directly by phone, 937.222.5555 ext. 103.

Dayton Catholic Young Adults

The mission of Dayton Catholic Young Adults (DCYA) is to connect young adults to Christ, the Church, and ​the greater Dayton community. Click for info on upcoming young adult events, service opportunities, retreats, and more!

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Contact Us:
St. Vincent de Paul Dayton
124 West Apple St.
Dayton, OH 45402

Phone: 937.222.5555
Fax: 937.222.7944


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