The first meeting took place in Australia was at St Francis Church, Melbourne on 30 April 1854, just 21 years after the founding of the first conference in Paris. This was founded by FREDERIC OZANAM who would walk through suburbs full of homeless and poor people on the way to uni every day, which is what made him become the founder of ST Vincent De Paul.
The ST Vincent De Paul foundation started in Australia in the year of 1854, but started in France in the year of 1833. The ST Vincent De Paul foundation now has 950, 000 members worldwide. There are only 2500 members in SA.
HOW THE ORGANISATION IS FUNDED.
The ST Vincent De Paul centres sell goods/cloths to people fairly cheaply is then used to purchase recourses for the sick and homeless who really need it. Some of these recourses are donated from the public and are very happily cherished by the people who receive them.
THE TYPE OF WORK ST VINCENT DE PAUL DOES TO HELP.
ST Vincent De Paul's goal is to deepen the Catholic faith of its members towards Jesus Christ. ST Vincent De Paul has all different ways of helping the sick/homeless. The St. Vincent De Paul Society of SA is a non-profit, social service organization dedicated to serving people in need, regardless of race or religion. ST Vincent De Paul offers assistance to those who are poor and in personal crisis. Ways in which ST Vincent De Paul helps include providing food, clothing, housing assistance, utility assistance, furniture, disaster relief, employment assistance, vocational training, elderly care and even funeral expenses. Frederic Ozanam, as a 20 year-old college student, founded the Society in 1833 in Paris, France. Ozanam and a small group of fellow students visited the homes of the Parisian poor, taking them bread and clothes, while offering friendship and concern.