St. Vincent DePaul Mission

Waterbury, Connecticut, U.S.A.

St. Vincent DePaul Mission of Waterbury, Inc.

Our Mission

The St. Vincent DePaul Mission of Waterbury, Inc. is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to eliminating the root causes of homelessness in the Greater Waterbury Area. Its mission is to make a positive difference in the lives of the homeless, hungry and mentally ill through professionally supportive relationships with caring adults, in order to assist them in achieving their highest potential of wellness and independence, and move them from poverty to an economically viable standard of living. To this end, the Mission has established a network to address each cause contributing to or allowing a person or family to become homeless. However, this can only be accomplished with the cooperation of other nonprofit organizations, the State of Connecticut, the Church, and the private and corporate sectors of our society.

News and Events SVDP News and Events


Annual Banquet April 7, 2016
Thursday evening at 5:30pm
The Grand Oak Villa
Oakville, Connecticut

Please join your friends and neighbors on the evening of April 7th as we recall and renew once again our partnership in service to the poor of our region. We will gather at the Grand Oak Villa for an evening of fine dining and friendship.  The evening program will feature the presentation of the Father Cascia Service Award.  The individual donation is $50 per person or $450 for your table of ten.

Sponsorships Available

Sponsorships are available ranging from $150 to $2,500.

Click here to download and print our Sponsorship Selection Form.

For information and reservations…

Please call Lorein Cipriano (203-754-0000) or

Emma Barone (203-758-5911) or George Pettinico (860-274-9310).

Click here for directions to Grand Oak Villa

550 Sylvan Lake Road, Oakville, Connecticut

Father Cascia Service Award

The banquet program will feature the presentation of the Father Cascia Service Award to Emma Barone, Bob & Diane Doyon, Peter & Annette Murphy, Thomas (Tommy) Rabatin, and St. Bridget Church, Cheshire. The 2016 honorees have, in their own way, exemplified the spirit of service and the dedication of Father Philip Cascia who founded the Mission in 1978 and served as its chief officer, counselor, and guide throughout the early years of operation.

Emma Barone

Emma is a former member of the board of directors having served for seven years.  Her ongoing work in arranging and managing our awareness/fundraising events is a key factor in the popularity and success of our Annual Banquet and Walk/Race event.  Thanks to her efforts, many of our sponsors and guests have become steady supporters of our events and the Mission in general.  She has been very active in other community service work including Relay for Life and Palace Theater.

Bob & Diane Doyon

Peter & Annette Murphy

This award is shared by two couples who very often do volunteer work for the Mission together.  Bob is a former seven-year member of the board.  Together, the Doyons and the Murphys have served meals at the Shelter on Monday evenings for many years.  They organized and held a wine tasting social in 2012, the first in the recent series of such events. They consistently volunteer to help at our Walk in their footsteps -- Race for awareness event and support our annual dinner.

Thomas (Tommy) Rabatin

Tommy is a volunteer in our Thrift Store assisting consumers, donors and the staff.  For the past 20 years, Tommy could be found on the job, six days per week, always ready to offer his help and a kind word.  He also assists with the set-up and take-down chores of our annual Walk/Race event.

St. Bridget Church, Cheshire

St. Bridget Church has supported our annual banquets with generous sponsorships and parishioner participation.  The parish serves meals to Shelter residents on the first Sunday of the month, makes food donations regularly, and collects items of critical need as requested by the Mission.


Save the Date 

Walk in their footsteps – Race for awareness

Library Park, Waterbury

Sunday afternoon, October 16, 2016


Support our Mission
Help us to help them! All donations are tax deductible to the extent of the law.


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