Providing support and compassion

We offer services that help people return to a life of self-sufficiency.

“The Hand Up – Not Hand Out” principle guides us as we help to “Clothe the Naked, Feed the Hungry, and Shelter the Homeless”

We offer services that help people return to a life of self-sufficiency.

To provide direction and services supporting individuals and families in North Idaho needing assistance to enrich, fortify and rebuild their lives with dignity.

Larry

I was touched by an angel during a road trip encounter while moving west a few years ago. Little did I know then where my career was headed! Here's how the story goes... Road trip VW story - pulled off for lunch. This fellow, Dane, chased me from across the street, came into the restaurant and began to talk about the bus. He was clean, articulate and knew everything about late-model VDubs; used to work on 'em. After a while I said, so what are you doing these days, Dane? He replied, I'm homeless. I learned he was a Vet and was stationed once at El Toro in Tustin, CA - my old OC stomping grounds. He was so happy and thanked me for buying his lunch. All he wanted to do was talk about Volkswagens. I sensed a tear in his eye and said, do you mind if we take a picture with the bus Dane? This man was my angel for the day.

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Community impact

un-duplicated services a year from SVDP’s HELP Center

6K+

un-duplicated services a year from SVDP’s HELP Center

SVDP operates the only Men’s Emergency Shelter in Kootenai County

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SVDP operates the only Men’s Emergency Shelter in Kootenai County

bed nights for the homeless community in 2019

1K

bed nights for the homeless community in 2019

Kelli talks

about housing

Kelli talks about the housing operations at St. Vinnys and what it can do to help.