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St. Vincent de Paul - Rogue Valley District Council
The Society of St. Vincent de Paul was founded in France in 1883 to help the poor and destitute of Paris.
The Rogue Valley District Council was established in 1982 to serve the poor and needy in Jackson County. Our all-volunteer staff serve all who come regardless of race, creed, religion or ethnic origin.
We are committed to ensuring that the poor and needy of Jackson County have a safety net of support and encouragement. No work of charity is foreign to St. Vincent de Paul.
Over 270 part-time volunteers provide all staffing and services, providing almost 84,890 volunteer hours in 2018.
Support for Families and Individuals in Need in 2019
St. Vincent de Paul, 2424 N. Pacific Highway (Hwy 99), Medford, Oregon 97501, 541-772-3828
Leading with Vincentian Spirit
From the writings of St. Vincent de Paul
“The streets will be long and unfriendly. The stairs will be steep, and the poor often ungrateful. You will find that charity is a heavy burden to carry – heavier than the bowl of soup, heavier than the full basket, but you will keep your gentleness and your smile.
It is not enough to give bread and soup. This the rest can do. You are the servant of the poor. You are always smiling. You are always good humored. The poor are your masters. You will find them terribly exacting. So the more unjust and insulting they are, the more unattractive they are, the more dirty they are, the more love you must give them. It is for your love alone that the poor will forgive you the crust of bread you give them.”
The Mission of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul
The Rogue Valley Council of St. Vincent de Paul is dedicated to providing compassionate support to the poor, regardless of race, creed, sex, sexual orientation or ethnic origin. Each Council is locally organized, funded and staffed. Our Council has no financial obligation to any church and no effort is made to preach, convert or proselytize.
We have no paid employees and rely on 300+ volunteers to provide all of our services. We own our own land and buildings, so pay no rent or mortgage. Overhead costs such as insurance, utilities and repairs are paid for from Thrift Store revenues. All donations we receive go directly to helping the needy.
St. Vincent de Paul has been featured in two "Providence Minute" segments starring Fr. Jim Clifford and airing on NBC KOBI5.
Check them out:
SVDP Annual Report for 2019
Society of St.Vincent de Paul
We are dedicated to turning no individual in need away. In addition, we often receive referrals from other community agencies who are unable to help.
Our facilities consist of four buildings on nearly four acres of land: