• Who We Are

SSVP Vision and Mission

Our Vision

That the poor and marginalised whom we serve become self-reliant and lead fulfilling and dignified lives.

Our Mission
To serve and journey with the poor and marginalised, regardless of their race, nationality and religion, bringing them hope for a better life and a better future.

SSVP Core Values


We live the Gospel message by serving Christ in the poor, and striving to deepen our faith via action meeting real needs.


We listen and serve with love and compassion.


In frankness, integrity, genuineness.


In accepting the truth about our frailties, gifts talents and charisms, yet knowing that all that God gives us is for others and that we can achieve nothing of eternal value without His grace.


In friendly assurance and invincible goodwill, which means kindness, tenderness and patience in our relationship with others.


In dying to our ego with a life of self-sacrifice; members share their time, their possessions, their talents and themselves in a spirit of generosity.


A passion for the full flourishing and eternal happiness of every person.


The logo has been adopted by the International Council or Council General of the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul, headquartered in Paris, for use in every country in the world. The logo has the following meaning:

  • The fish is the symbol of Christianity and, in this case, represents the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul;
  • The eye of the fish is the vigilant eye of God seeking to help the poor in our midst;
  • The crossing at the tail or the tie-knot represents unity and oneness among members and also the union with the poor;
  • The circle around the logo signifies the global or worldwide stature of the SSVP, an international Society;

The phrase “serviens in spe” means “to serve in hope”, the hope that comes from Our Lord Jesus Christ.



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