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The Society of St. Vincent de Paul is a worldwide charitable organization founded in Paris in 1846 by a group of young Catholic lay students.  In the Ashland -Talent, Oregon area, fourteen volunteers assist the needy and vulnerable in our community.  We make no distinctions in those we aid regarding religion, race or sexual orientation.  We focus primarily on assisting families facing eviction or cutoff of utilities.  We do not have an office in Ashland but usually visit people in their homes. We provide limited financial assistance, counseling, and referral to other agencies.  We also help those who have fallen into homelessness.

For example, a donation of $50- may be used for:

  • Work Boots – required for employment $40
  • Bus tokens for job search or medical appointments $20 (5 round trips)
  • Replacement ID, birth certificate, or driver’s license for employment $50
  • Tents and tarps for temporary shelter $50
  • Sleeping bags for protection from the cold $30
  • Auto fuel for medical or employment appointments $50 (or full tank)


Donate on this website using Pay Pal or a major credit card or contact us at (541) 531-0245.


Your donation is helping to change and save the lives of children, families and individuals living in need. The Society of St. Vincent de Paul Council is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization. Donations are tax deductible. For questions or concerns, please contact Beth Hill at (541) 531-0245