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.


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Fortieth Anniversary Banquet

Commemorating 40 Years of Service

April 12, 2018

Thursday evening at 5:30pm

Hosted by Kevin Hogan of WFSB

Aria Wedding & Banquet Facility

Prospect, Connecticut

Please join your friends and neighbors at our annual banquet as we renew our dedication to serve people in our community experiencing poverty, homelessness, hunger and mental health challenges. We come together for an evening of fine dining and friendship enriched by the spirit of our fellowship, commitment, and gratitude.

The evening includes presentation of the Father Cascia Service Award to local councils of the Knights of Columbus for their exceptional support to the St. Vincent DePaul Mission. In addition, the people and municipal departments of Waterbury, our hometown, will receive special recognition for their day-to-day assistance and support over these forty years. And, the “Founders,” our early volunteers, will be recognized for their tremendous efforts in getting the Mission off the ground.

Sponsorships Available

Sponsorships are available beginning at $150.

Click here to download and print our Sponsorship Selection Form.

For information and reservations…

The individual donation is $55.

Please call Edwin or Lorein at 203-754-0000 or

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

Click here for directions to Aria

45 Murphy Road; Prospect, Connecticut

 

Father Cascia Service Award

The Father Cascia Service Award was created to honor individuals and organizations that have, in their own way, exemplified the spirit of service and the dedication of Father Philip Cascia who founded the Mission in 1978, and who served as our Board Chairman and guide throughout the early years of our operation.

The Knights of Columbus

The Father Cascia Service Award will be presented to certain local councils of the Knights of Columbus as listed below.   Their consistent and generous support of St. Vincent DePaul Mission has been a valuable “bread and butter” resource from the earliest days of the Mission. The Knights have conducted food and clothing drives, provided equipment for our facilities, volunteered time in our programs, served on our board of directors, and supported our banquets with their sponsorships and attendance. Motivated by their faith and oriented toward charitable action, the good works of the Knights of Columbus have made life better for people not only within the Catholic Church but throughout the world. We are deeply grateful for their generous support.

Father James F. O’Dea Council 13459

St. Anthony Church, Prospect

Father Loftus Council 3992

St. John of the Cross Church, Middlebury

Msgr. William J. Collins Council 5066

Sacred Heart Church, Southbury

State Council Knights of Columbus

Sheridan Council 24

Basilica of the Immaculate Conception &

Ss. Peter & Paul Church, Waterbury

Bishop O’Reilly Assembly 101

Basilica of the Immaculate Conception,

Waterbury

Mt. Carmel Council 36

Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church, Waterbury

 

Special Recognition

The City of Waterbury

Waterbury is our “home.” Throughout our forty years, local residents have offered their material donations and volunteered their time in our facilities generously and consistently. The municipal leaders and the city departments have supported the Mission to the full extent of their services while offering guidance, information, and encouragement along the way, always supportive and giving much more of themselves than required. The support of the community has been and continues to be a critical part of our ability to provide and expand our services to individuals experiencing hardship, 24 hours per day, every day of the year.   We are grateful to all thirty of the City’s Offices and Departments, in particular, to the following: the women and men of the Police and Fire Departments for putting our safety before their own, the Offices of the Mayor, Parks & Golf Courses, Tax Assessor, Finance, Corporation Counsel, Community Development Office, Grants Administration, Public Works, Engineering, and Public Health.

 

The Founders

St. Vincent DePaul Mission began in 1978 as a modest Thrift Store in a West Main Street storefront facing the Waterbury Green. The store was staffed by self-giving volunteers and stocked with donations of clothing and household items. The store has moved to Willow Street, but the fervent spirit of service remains no less present than it was 40 years ago. The growth of the Mission was rapid. The Soup Kitchen opened just 3 years later in 1981, and the Emergency Homeless Shelter was founded in 1984, which was followed by the Affordable Housing program in 1989 and the Mental Health Division in 1986. This early expansion was fueled by the dedicated work of the early volunteers whom we are pleased to honor as the “Founders” at our annual banquet this year. Many will be present on April 12th to commemorate our fortieth anniversary.

 

Save The Date

Walk in their footsteps – Race for awareness

Library Park, Waterbury

Sunday afternoon, October 28, 2018


 

Helping the Poor and Disadvantaged

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Mission: 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 of programs that are designed 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 service providers, corporate supporters, charitable foundations, and government funding.

Our Model and Performance Matrix

Shelter: An average of 80 single adults and eight families with children find refuge in the shelter each night. Clients are offered a hot shower, clean pajamas, a clean bed, and personal hygiene supplies. A hot evening meal and a breakfast are served. Children have a place to do homework.

Soup Kitchen: Open 365 days a year, over 127,750 cooked meals allow poor people who are hungry to receive a nutritionally balanced hot noon-time meal.

Food Pantry: An equivalent to 45,500 meals annually in bagged groceries is provided to the poor once a week.

Affordable Housing: Manage 16 units of affordable housing for poor working families.

Thrift Store: Here a poor family may obtain clothing and basic household items at low cost or no cost based on need.

Supervised Living: The program has 78 clients, including an eight-bed group home for chronically mentally ill adults.

A Heartfelt Thanks to our Generous Supporters.

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