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 ProgramWe 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 StoresWe 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 PantriesOur 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.
Community SuppersThe dining hall on Overland Road serves hot and healthy meals to the community three to four nights a week. Additionally, we work together with several other bench area churches to provide dinners in the Overland Food Desert area. Click here to learn more.
Reentry ProgramsThousands 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.
Prescription Assistance ProgramPrescription Medications can be a financial burden for many. Our specialist helps secure these medications for those in need at no cost. No one should have to choose between much needed medication and staying fed or paying rent. Click here to learn more.
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.
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.