Mar 262017

Our faith guides us to love the poor and serve the needy without condition. Our mission directs us to provide assistance to anyone who asks for our help. The services our staff and volunteers provide help reduce hunger and prevent homelessness. We can only do what we do with your help. Easter reminds us that suffering still exists and that we are still called to feed and aid those in need. Spring is here and during these most holy of days let us continue to be of service to others, to draw upon the spiritual power that Easter gives us, and put our beliefs into action.East Appeal 17



  Please donate now.  

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Mar 262017

The Mobile Kitchen now has regularly scheduled monthly lunch service:

• In Estacada, at St. Aloysius Church, on 1st & 3rd Tuesdays, from 11 AM to 1 PM.
• In Beaverton, at Holy Trinity Church, on 2nd, 4th & 5th Tuesdays, from 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM.
• In Hillsboro, at St. Matthew Church, on every Wednesday, from 11 AM to 1 PM.
• In Canby, at the Canby Center, on every Thursday, from 11 AM to 1 PM.
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If you would like to schedule a Mobile Kitchen lunch at your location please call us at 503-235-7837 or 503-234-1114.



 March 26, 2017  Posted by at 11:39 am Featured stories, Home slideshow Tagged with:  Comments Off on Mobile Kitchen — New Schedule
Jan 132017

svdp-buildingSt. Vincent de Paul has been fully operation in our new headquarters office since September 19, 2016.  There is ample parking in front of the building.  In the Emergency Services office on the ground floor we accept rent, utility and food assistance requests by phone at 503-235-8431 (M-F, 9 am – 4 pm) or by visiting the new location at 8101 SE Cornwell Street (M-F, 9 am – 2 pm). Emergency Services clients have a spacious waiting room and private space for meeting with the staff.

The second  floor houses our administrative offices including the office of the Executive Director, Conference Liaison, and Accounting. There is also a large meeting room on the second floor that is used for staff and  Board of Directors’ meetings and Conference Presidents’ meetings. The space is also available to Conferences for meetings, training and other gatherings.

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Jan 132017

cornwell-minimapThe Portland Council is in a new building at 8101 SE Cornwell Street. This is just across the street from the north edge of the Johnson Creek Fred Meyer parking lot, and a half block west of SE 82nd Avenue. It’s also one block east of the Clackamas Service Center. Public transportation is available via Tri-Met bus line #72 on SE 82nd and the MAX Green line along I-205.


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Oct 282016

providence-health-planSt. Vincent de Paul is especially thankful to Inge Holcomb and the Green Team from Providence Health Plan office in Beaverton. This energetic group held a coat and sock drive that resulted in six bags of much needed winter wear for our Emergency Services clients.

 October 28, 2016  Posted by at 9:37 am News Comments Off on Special Thanks to Providence
Oct 272016


  At an open house on Sunday, October 23 Bishop Kenneth Steiner provided a blessing for the newly opened St. Vincent de Paul, Portland Council headquarters. 125 friends, volunteers and donors had a chance to enjoy a tour of the remodeled building. Bishop Steiner also had a special blessing for a very special guest, Sharon Hills, recently retired former Executive Director of St. Vincent de Paul. She was presented with, and delighted to receive a Crucifix that has the St. Vincent de Paul logo embedded in blue enamel.
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May 312016

Now you can help St. Vincent de Paul earn cash donations by shopping with your Fred Meyer Rewards card. Fred Meyer is donating $2.5 million per year to non-profits in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon and Washington, based on where customers want them to give.FM Community Rewards Logo

Sign up for the Community Rewards program by linking your Fred Meyer Rewards Card to St. Vincent de Paul by going to the Fred Meyer website Sign Up . You can search for us by our name or by our non-profit number 91157.  If you have already signed up thank you. Remember that the “new year of giving” starts July 1, so re-enroll now and make every shopping trip count!

Every time you shop and use your Rewards Card, you are helping St. Vincent de Paul earn a donation! Continue reading »

 May 31, 2016  Posted by at 10:38 am Featured stories, News, Uncategorized Comments Off on Community Rewards for St. Vincent de Paul
Feb 012016

The Portland Council of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul has announced the appointment of Brian Ferschweiler as executive director. He was most recently executive director of the Clackamas Service Center and prior to that served as the executive director of the Blanchet House of Hospitality in Portland, OR.
Ferschweiler earned a BA in Human Development from Portland State University and Washington State University. He is a graduate of Jesuit High School, past member of the Board of Trustees and co-founder of the Jesuit High School alumni food drive. The food drive is now an on-campus event that delivers 2,000 boxes of food each year at Christmas. He has been honored for his years of service at Blanchet House where the 4th floor is named after him. He, his wife and children live in southeast Portland and attend Christ the King Catholic Church in Milwaukie, OR. Continue reading »

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Jan 282016

It’s not too early to start planning now. If you are going to be 70 1/2 or older in 2016 plan to make a tax-free gift from your IRA before December 31st.

An IRA Charitable Rollover is a direct transfer of up to $100,000 from your IRA to a qualified charity such as St. Vincent de Paul. Because the donation is made directly to St. Vincent de Paul, you will benefit because you will not have to count the donated amount as income for 2016 tax purposes. This is very helpful in excluding all or part of your required minimum distribution.

Contact your IRA administrator and instruct them to make the contribution from your IRA directly to St. Vincent de Paul, Portland Council. Our tax ID is 93-0456525. Call 503-234-5287 with any questions.

Bless you for your continued support.

 January 28, 2016  Posted by at 1:10 pm News Comments Off on In 2016 use your IRA distribution to help others.