Founded in 1833 by a group of young laymen, the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul is a lay Catholic organisation of women and men, volunteers, committed to offer person-to-person help to all those in need. It is funded mainly from donations.

The Society uses monthly collections from all churches to provide direct help to the poor and under-privileged of all religions for the past 60 years. It provides monetary assistance and food rations to those in need and also befriending services.


These are just some of our activities:

  • Serving the poor and destitute in Singapore by giving cash grants, food rations, education and aiding with medical bills
  • Transporting the sick to seek medical treatments, organising family outings and excursions during school holidays and bringing festive cheers during special occasions for the poor
  • Supporting children from poor families. SSVP helps meet educational expenses up to tertiary level
  • Securing employment from other welfare agencies for the unemployed