St. Vincent Place is a creation of St. Vincent de Paul for the community of Sault Ste. Marie in response to a call for an entity to provide shelter for men over 18 years of age in need of emergency shelter.
We are a non-profit organization, dedicated to assisting members of the community with basic needs and skill development.
The main building is located at 222 Albert Street East, close to the city bus terminal and just minutes away from many helpful agencies.
MISSION, VISION & MANDATE
Embracing the way of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul we serve the homeless and poor of our community by actions that provide them with shelter, clothing, food, household essentials and compassionate attention through a dedicated group of volunteers and staff.
Vincent Place, an outreach, agency of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, will be well known and respected in the community for its operation of a men’s shelter, food bank, soup kitchen and thrift store. Characterized by:
- Benevolence and charity
- Respect and compassion for its clients
- Steady progress towards financial sustainability
- Extensive and committed core of volunteers
- Well-trained, highly motivated staff
- Cooperation in a vibrant partnership of colleague agencies
- Good governance
Create a program of outreach and referral services coordinated through partnering relationships with other social service agencies and charities
St. Vincent de Paul Society
The Society of St. Vincent de Paul is dedicated to helping those less fortunate by giving care and guidance to struggling families and individuals which can build self-confidence and positive opportunity.
We currently have 11 paid staff members in our facility. They consist of a General Manager, 5 shelter attendants, 1 cook, 1 receptionist/bookkeeper, 1 Marketing and Fundraising Coordinator, and 2 Thrift Store clerks. Our staff comes from a wide background from around the community and beyond.
Community Partners are agencies within the city of Sault Ste. Marie and area that we have a direct link to. This means that we refer our residents to them for assistance we cannot provide them with and they do the same for their clients. Our partnership with them allows us to link our residents to the agencies they need to help them regain the confidence to enter back into society.