​​St. Vincent de Paul South FloridaMiami Archdiocesan Council

The South Florida Miami Council has over 1,200 volunteers operating out of 70 local Catholic Church Conferences, including one Mission Conference. We are constantly on the lookout for new members who have a passion and a vocation to help those less fortunate neighbors who are in need of a helping hand. Call Frank Voehl at (786-245-8624) to ask about volunteering at the Conference or Thrift Store nearest you.

Food & Clothing

Help with Utility Bills

Homeless Prevention

Needy Veterans Outreach

Family Renewal and Reunification

SVDP Thrift Store Programs

To Live the Gospel of Love as a Layman  

To lead volunteers to join together

To grow spiritually by offering person-to-person service to those in needy and suffering 

To follow in the tradition of our founders, Frédéric Ozanam and St Vincent de Paul

We helped 289,679 people last year
Through 48,517 visits, calls and contacts
Provided $7,444,872 of in-kind financial support, goods, and services
Volunteered over 125,000 hours of time

Driving 7 1/2 times around the world


About Us

Programs and Offerings

Home of Community GoodWorks

The SVDP South Florida Community Goodworks™ program has a special focus on the 'at-risk' population -- our special clients in the War on Hunger. The are 900,000 'food insecure' people in South Florida and 300,000 of them are children.

The Society is a volunteer Catholic Lay Organization comprised of almost 1 million members in over 130 countries around the world

We visit the poor and needy people to provide comfort and financial assistance to those in need

Volunteers called "Vincentians" serve within parish groups called conferences.

We strive toward increased spiritual growth through acts of charity.

Groups of conferences join together to form Councils, of which there are 7 Councils and 70 Conferences in the South Florida Community, covering 70 Parishes in the Archdiocese of Miami.


for the poor

WE help


feedingthe poor & homeless

Address:  9401 Biscayne Blvd, Miami FL 33138

​Toll Free: (888) 866-3811

Local Phone: (786) 245-8624

If you are in need, please call our Hot Line at 888-866-3811 for information as to the conference nearest you that may be able to help.


For your convenience, the Miami Archdiocesan Council operates two thrift stores: North Broward: 2323 North Dixie Highway in Pompano Beach and Central Broward and Dixie Highway in Fort Lauderdale. Both stores are open from 9-5 Monday through Saturday.

The SVDP Miami Council has over 1,200 volunteers serving more than a million families and persons in South Florida since 1970, and provides services free-of-charge to those in need:

  • Food and clothing
  • Help with rent and FPL bills
  • Homeless meals & soup kitchen help
  • Disaster recovery assistance
  • Family Counseling
  • Voice of the Poor advocacy
  • Hospital & Nursing Home visitations
  • Referrals & other services as needed

Volunteers Serving South Florida for 45 Years

a calling to serve