What We Do

Photos from our 2021 Friends of the Poor Walk


Who we help

We provide assistance to people in need regardless of their race, religion and ethnicity.

Where we help
We help residents in the Charlottesville City and Albemarle County area, including our fellow church parishioners.
What we can provide 
Rent, utilities, food and emergency bills assistance  
Alternative assistance information and resources
Ongoing case management
How we help
The home visit is focus of our work. Following a phone interview, two Vincentians will visit persons requesting help to listen, understand the situation and determine how we can best support the individual or family. A Vincentian is not judgmental and always looks to see the face Christ in all those we serve.  Due to COVID, we conduct phone "visits".
The role of a Vincentian is to walk beside those in need in helping them to determine solutions for the challenges they face while always reminding them of the presence of God in their lives.
Our Conference was started in May 2019; incorporated in VA in September 2019, obtained 501(c)(3) non-profit status in January 2020 and is in the Richmond District SVdP Council.
Our membership consists of 25 parishioners of the local Catholic churches.
In 2020, we provided ~$30,000 to ~100 friends in need in our community, mostly for rent, utilities and food costs.