Thursday, July 27, 2017

SVdPLA on EWTN station

“Our Faith in Action: Today’s Society of St. Vincent de Paul” television show will air today, Thursday and Friday on Eternal Word Television Network. 

The shows are scheduled to air at 3:30 p.m. Pacific in the “EWTN Gallery” slot which follows EWTN News Nightly.  The shows will re-air at 11:30 p.m.Pacific.

Wednesday, July 26                       
Episode 3
Home Visit (Pittsburgh)                                                                                
Conference Meeting (Providence)                                                                         
Community Garden/Food Pantry (Madison)                                                                      

Thursday, July 27                             
Episode 4
Native American Conference (New Mexico)
Stairlift for Special Needs Child (Chicago)                                                                                                             
Eat Right Tonight Healthy Eating Class (Exeter, New Hampshire)
Friends of the Poor® Walk (Belleville, Illinois)

Friday, July 28                   
Episode 5
Mini Loan Program (Dallas)                                                                         
Vincentian Service Learning/Immersion Program (Cincinnati)                                     
Community Pharmacy   (Baton Rouge)   

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Snow Cones to SVdPLA Staff Today!

Snow cones for all St. Vincent De Paul Staff in appreciation of all of their hard-work and dedication.Thank you to all of our staff for their contributions. 

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Friday, July 21, 2017

Circle V CLOSES due to Whittier Fire

SVdPLA's Circle V Ranch Camp closes due to Whittier Fire, disappointing 1000 kids this summer.  Help Circle V reopen next summer! Donate here.

Monday, July 17, 2017

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We now have 1500 followers on Instagram! If you don't already, follow us on Instagram and receive 20% off Regular Priced Items*. 
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Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Looking for Work? SVdPLA Drivers Wanted, Part-time

  • Must have 2+ experience driving a box truck
  • Must have a Class C driver’s license
  • Experience picking up and delivering merchandise
  • Must display cooperative attitude
  • Must exceed in a team dynamic
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish is a plus
  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Must be able to work on Sundays
  • Must be able to lift a minimum of 75 lbs.
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 Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from all sectors of the community.

Monday, July 3, 2017

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 paid off. “The seizures are under control. I feel like I have them behind me.”

It isn’t home, but the stability afforded him by the CMC has allowed Bryce to begin healing and working to get his license reinstated. With the Society’s help, Bryce is picking up the pieces of his old life and saving up for the day he can make a new start for himself, with a new place to call home.

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