over the years
In 1946, parishioners at St Thomas Catholic Church embarked on a mission to serve the poor and homeless in our area by creating a clothing closet. Their desire was to help others, no matter their religion, race, personal background or gender, and St Vincent de Paul North Idaho was born. What all began as a humble community closet has grown to become the largest homeless and social service agency in the region.
St Vincent de Paul North Idaho’s mode of operations has been to focus on collaboration and cooperation with other agencies to provide the best services to end suffering. We believe that by working together we can achieve so much more. We fully recognize that the work being accomplished couldn’t be done without the partnerships in our community. By working with each other we are truly “helping others help themselves."
St Vincent de Paul of North Idaho has recently received the designation of EnVision Center from the Department of Housing and Urban Development. We are honored to be the first agency in Idaho to receive this national honor. The designation comes with responsibility and we look forward to continued refinement and expansion of our existing services and community collaboration, to insure they exceed national guidelines.