Society of St. Vincent de Paul

Society of St. Vincent de Paul


Human Services/Social ServicesHealth Care/Mental HealthHealth Care/ServicesLocated in Windsor HeightsOrganizations/Non-ProfitRetail-Shops-Stores/ArtRetail-Shops-Stores/BicyclesRetail-Shops-Stores/BooksRetail-Shops-Stores/ClothingRetail-Shops-Stores/Consignment-ThriftRetail-Shops-Stores/Shopping Centers

About Us

Since being established in Des Moines in 1924, the main focus of St. Vincent de Paul’s (SVdP) work is to assist those living in poverty in becoming self-sufficient by helping to remove roadblocks as we walk with them on their journey out of poverty. The Des Moines Council operates two thrift stores, two social services departments, an education center, and a child watch center. SVdP employs around 40+ paid staff and many volunteers.

The approach of St. Vincent de Paul is multifaceted, and intentionally diversified. Our goal is to treat the symptoms that have caused our clients to experience poverty, not just patch the problem. As such, our social services and education center work hand-in-hand to provide access to resources for those in need. These resources may include, but are not limited to:

Workforce Development (Back2Work)

Prisoner re-entry (Immersion)

Social Services (two locations)

Adult Basic Education

Thrift Stores

Rep/Contact Info

Chad Caligiuri
Retail Manager
Steve Havemann
Executive Director
Scott Sandberg
Business Manager