About US

At St. Vincent de Paul: We help people in need by assisting with food, housing expenses, clothing, furniture, and other basic human needs through your generous donations of goods, food, volunteer time, and financial support. Together, we prevent homelessness in Southwest Idaho.

St. Vincent de Paul Southwest Idaho serves everyone in need regardless of race, creed, color, gender, sexual orientation, criminal justice status, disability, marital status, national origin, age, physical handicaps or political opinions.

When people need help, we’ll be there. St. Vincent de Paul serves everyone. Period.

St. Vincent de Paul has served the poor internationally for over 180 years as a Catholic organization originating in Paris, organized by Blessed Frederick Ozanam. We’re inspired by gospel values but independent from the church.

We have had a presence in Southwest Idaho since the 1940s. Our first Boise thrift store opened in 1976.

St. Vincent de Paul offers a variety of services to provide a hand up to our neighbors in need. We target the basic human needs to stay afloat and avoid homelessness.

Almost all our services are provided on a person to person basis, customized to fit the unique needs of those we serve.

Help Line and Home Visit Program

We respond to over 7,500 calls to our Help Line every year. When someone calls, a pair of volunteers visit the individual, in their home, and assess needs on a case by case basis. We often help with rent, utilities, furniture, clothes, transportation, and other needs. Click here to learn more.

Thrift Stores

We operate six thrift stores across Southwest Idaho. These locations offer gently used, low-cost items to the community. Additionally, we also distribute over $250,000 worth of furniture, clothes, and household goods to those in need at no cost. Click here to learn more.


Food Pantries

Our five food pantries serve hundreds of families each week with nutritious food to keep families healthy and stretch food budgets. Last year, we distributed $1,750,000 worth of groceries. Click here to learn more.


Reentry Programs

Thousands of Men and Women are released from jail or prison each year. The reentry process back into society is extremely difficult. St. Vincent de Paul has numerous programs and resources designed to help our returning citizens make a successful reentry. Click here to learn more.

Seasonal Programs

Thanksgiving Food Box Program: Providing a thanksgiving dinner for over 12,000 people annually.
Christmas Toy Store: Christmas gifts for thousands of Kids and Teens in need.
Mountain Home Summer Feeding Program: Free lunch and activities for youth in Mountain Home during Summer.

St. Vincent de Paul impacts the lives of tens of thousands of people each year.

We have prepared several  video stories that cover the impact that St. Vincent de Paul is having on our neighbors in need. Check out the video tiles below! Some are overviews of our programs and others are deep dives into one person’s story. 

Kathy Reiman

Saving a Life - St. Vincent de Paul reentry
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Preventing homelessness for a disabled senior
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Cyann's Family

Bringing a family in need together
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Mobile Food Pantry

serving those most in need
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We could not exist without our 1600+ dedicated volunteers that make this organization run. Our team also consists of a select few staff members and store employees.

Every person who contributes their time to St. Vincent de Paul is passionate about preventing homelessness in our community.

President, Cathy Hagadone

Vice President, Rebecca Swartz

Treasurer, John Dahl

Spiritual Advisor, Marilyn Evans

Margie Bettyas, Holy Apostles

Lisa Knox, Our Lady of Good Counsel

Rebecca Swartz, Our Lady of Guadalupe

Joe LaVoie, Our Lady of the Rosary

Jacque Scott, Our Lady of the Valley

Tami Haener, Risen Christ

Ken Hebert, St. Dismas Reentry Conference

Michael Gallagher, Sacred Heart

Nonie McWhorter, St. John’s Cathedral

Denise Quintana, St. Mark’s

Bruce Bellum, St. Maximillian Kolbe Reentry Conference

We’re pretty excited about our mission, and we hope you are too!

Consider helping us, help others. Financial contributionsvolunteering, and donating and shopping at the thrift stores are all ways you can make an impact on our community! Thank you!

If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out!

If you are in need of our services, please call our helpline. For other inquiries, visit one of our thrift stores, or Contact Us.