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Most of us have a warm and dry place to sleep at night…
…but many of our homeless brothers and sisters do not. The cold nights and mornings that we are beginning to experience in San Mateo County will last throughout the fall and winter seasons.

Many of the homeless in our area will not survive the cold and wet weather because they lack basic survival necessities such as sleeping bags and other warm weather gear to protect themselves from hypothermia and other illnesses. Sleeping in a car, on a friend’s couch, or on the cold, damp street is not a home. Yet this is how many of our homeless neighbors live. The rise in the cost of San Mateo County housing has displaced many people. These are our neighbors who need our help now more than ever! You can give these men and women the gift of warmth this holiday season.

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 SVdP News




The generous folks from Elks Lodge returned for another year of giving! They brought the San Mateo Homeless Help Center under garments, socks, and canned tuna. All of these supplies are much needed. Thanks again to the San Mateo Elks!






The San Bruno Community Foundation (SBCF) awarded SVdP a generous grant through their Community Grants Fund. SBCF President Nancy Kraus presented the grant to SVdP’s Board, staff, and Conference members at our San Bruno Store. Thank you very much for your support of SVdP’s mission in the City of San Bruno!





San Mateo Daily Journal 6/1/15
Art contest held by Society of St. Vincent de Paul of San Mateo County

Catholic San Francisco 3/20/15
Vivian Clausing named to lead SVdP’s Catherine Center

San Mateo Daily Journal  11/24/14
Collecting Clothes – Elks & SVdP’s Homeless Help Center

Catholic San Francisco 10/17/14
SVdP’s St Anthony Conference

Catholic San Francisco  10/3/14
SVdP Executive’s Heart on Sleeve and Eye on Budget – Tony Rouse  

San Mateo Daily Journal 9/29/14
SVdP’s Walk a Mile in My Shoes

San Mateo Daily Journal 7/26/14
Jail Chaplain Learns Humility Through Work – Martin Schurr