St Vincent de Paul

St Vincent de Paul


Hamilton Area Council

Society Centre, 42 High Street, Frankton, Hamilton 3204

Phone: 07 847 0446

Conferences are situated at:

Ngaruawahia; Frankton; Fairfield; Morrinsville; Te Aroha; Cathedral; Hillcrest; Te Awamutu; Te Rapa; Cambridge; Taumaranui

Thermal Lands Area Council

Society Shop, 213 Old Taupo Road, Rotorua

Conferences are situated at:

Opotiki; Kawerau; Rotorua (2); Taupo; Whakatane; Tokoroa; Gisborne

Western Bay of Plenty Area Council

766 Cameron Road, Tauranga

Phone: 07 578 8218

Conferences are situated at:

Katikati; Tauranga (2); Te Puna; Te Puke; Mt Maunganui; Waihi

The Society of St Vincent de Paul has a long and proud history of helping people in need in New Zealand.

In the almost 150 years since the Society has been in New Zealand it has in practical ways helped many thousands of people, easing their needs of many types.

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul (SVdP) is a direct service non-profit organisation whose work primarily involves person-to-person contact with people who have a variety of needs.

As well as direct assistance, we try to promote self-sufficiency, enabling people to help themselves. Any assistance offered by the Society is given in a non-judgemental spirit of compassion, based on the need of the individual or family.

A key strength of SVdP is the personalised delivery of help which makes it unique in its role as a charitable organisation.

We accept people as they are and try to create a caring, non-threatening environment, respecting the dignity of those who seek our help. We only offer advice when it is asked for, and do not believe in telling people what they should do. Our aim is to maintain the dignity of the individual and to promote long-term self-sufficiency. We do so by treating people with respect, while endeavouring to build a relationship of friendship, trust and confidentiality.

While we act as a short-term safety net for those who fall outside the care of the state or need emergency financial support, we try to embrace those who are marginalised by helping them to rekindle their self-respect and sense of worth.

The organisation's mission is also to rectify the causes of poverty which perpetuate the problems faced by those we work with.

We are not in competition with any other agency, but work collaboratively with all who have the same or similar goals.

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