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Looking for Work? SVdPLA Drivers Wanted, Part-time

Must have 2+ experience driving a box truckMust have a Class C driver’s licenseExperience picking up and delivering merchandiseMust display cooperative attitudeMust exceed in a team dynamicBilingual in English and Spanish is a plusHigh School Diploma or GEDMust be able to work on SundaysMust be able to lift a minimum of 75 lbs. EMPLOYMENT APPLICATION Submit completed application to our administrative office at 210 N. Avenue 21 Los Angeles, CA 90031. You may also scan or email completed applications to

Society of St. Vincent de Paul will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring (Ban the Box) Ordinance.Our Society’s strength and success comes from our ability to develop, attract and retain talented employees motivated to help those in need of our services within our communities.  We embrace diversity in the workplace. The Society is an Equal Opportuni…

Finding Hope After Unpredictable Disaster

“It’s just a really great place for me, and I’m making a comeback.” -Bryce, St. Vincent de Paul recipient
It’s been five years since Bryce’s seizures started. It took three decades to build a stable, comfortable life for himself in Santa Barbara County, and just five years for it to completely fall apart. “It’s been rough. It’s been really rough,” Bryce said wistfully. “Things were going really well for me, and then life turned around.”
Last year, a sudden seizure while driving caused him to crash his car. Nobody was hurt, but Bryce lost his license, and consequently his job. “I had a little savings that lasted just a few months, and I lost the apartment when that ran out.”
Bryce is now living at SVdPLA’s Cardinal Manning Center (CMC) on Skid Row, where compassionate staff provide regular meals, case management support, and a safe place to sleep at night. “It’s just a really great place for me, and I’m making a comeback,” said Bryce, whose dedication to making a full recovery has already …

Sister Sam, founder of St. Vincent Meals on Wheels, dies at 82

By Andrea Castillo In 1977, Sister Alice Marie Quinn started what became St. Vincent Meals on Wheelswith a single pot of stew served to 83 seniors in a church basement near MacArthur Park. On Friday — days after celebrating her 82nd birthday — Sister Sam, as she was known by friends, died of natural causes. Read more at LA Times.

Circle V Has Space & Camperships Available for 2017

Ray Lopez, Director of Circle V Ranch Camp, located across from Cachuma Lake in the Santa Ynez Valley just 20 minutes north of Santa Barbara, has announced that spaces and camperships (scholarships) are still available for three of this summer’s sessions:
Session Two: Wednesday, July 5 to Monday, July 10, 2017 ~ Holiday Theme Week Session Three: Tuesday, July 11 to Sunday, July16, 2017 ~ Space Week with NASA/JPL Volunteer Educators Session Eight: Tuesday, August 15 to Sunday, August 20, 2017 ~ Adventure Theme Week
Each Circle V Ranch Camp session is six days and five nights of traditional supervised summer fun for boys and girls ages 7 to 13. Campers enjoy activities including archery, arts & crafts, hiking, swimming in the pool, learning about nature, reading skills, painting, photography, playing baseball, basketball, ping pong, foosball, soccer, miniature golf and of course, campfires, skits and singing. Three nutritious daily meals served family-style in the Dining Lodge are not o…

Free Summer Lunches (and Snacks) for kids

Come to the park for Free Summer Lunch! FREE food, friends and fun! Kids and teens can get FREE meals all summer long and stay active. The City of Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks offers FREE lunches to kids and teens ages 1 through 18* at over 100 parks starting June 12, 2017 until August 11, 2017. To find a location nearest you, click on any of the site lists at the left or bottom of the screen or call our office directly at 818-546-2383 or 818-546-2384. FREE Summer Lunch Program Information: Meals are FREE to children and teens ages 1 through 18*.FREE summer lunches help families save money.The Department of Recreation and Parks is proud to participate in the Good Food Purchasing Program to offer meals that are healthy and nutritious.No application or proof of income is needed. You can just bring your child to one of the participating City of Los Angeles parks in your community.Please note meals must be eaten on site.Food served on first come - first served basis.Pleas…

Crespi Film Fest to Support SVdPLA!

The Summer school film festival starts this week! June 30, July 7, & July 14 at Crespi. All proceeds made will go to the charity, St. Vincent De Paul Society. Admission is $8 and other snacks and merchandise will be available at the event. Spread the word, and come out and support! Click here for more information