Saint Vincent De Paul Society

2022 SVdP Walk for the Poor

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul is an international lay-Catholic charity organization whose mission is to serve the poor and suffering by visiting, befriending, and helping  them in whatever way we can, with a minimum of red tape and delay.  By doing so, we also help ourselves to grow in faith and charity.  The Society was founded in Paris in 1833.  Our parish conference was established at St. Columban Catholic Church in Yelm in 2003.  It is staffed entirely by volunteers.

Requesting Assistance

We serve the areas of Yelm, Rainier, McKenna, Roy, and Tenino.

To request assistance please call (360) 458-1904 and leave a voicemail with your name, your phone number, and a brief description of your need.

We are able to offer assistance with:

  • Rent
  • Utilities
  • Wood
    (pending supply & volunteers)
  • Other needs
    (case by case basis)

One of our volunteers will contact you typically within 24-48 hours.


There are a number of ways you can volunteer:

  • Answering Voicemails/Emails
  • Home Visits
  • Cutting, Splitting, Delivering Wood
  • Assisting with the Winter Clothes Closet

For more information leave a voicemail with your contact information on the helpline
(360) 458-1904.

Resource Tip Line

Do you know of a resource we can refer clients to?
E.g. Low rent housing, emergency shelters with room available, job openings, free wood, etc.

Call the SVdP Help Line (360) 458-1904 to let us know and we thank you in advance for your support!

Donate to
St.Vincent de Paul

Donations can be made online or at Mass using your monthly giving envelope or one of the yellow envelopes provided in the narthex.

Throughout the year we also accept donations of non-perishable food items that are not expired.  Please use the bins available in the narthex.

Please note these items are donated to another, larger, food bank in Yelm.

During the winter months we accept donations for our Winter Clothes Closet.  Please visit their section on our page for more information about what items will be accepted and when/where they can be donated.

Winter Clothes Closet

Helping the poor and vulnerable in our community to stay warm and dry this winter!

Our Winter Clothes Closet is typically open from November to February and is free to anyone in need, no questions asked.

2023 - 2024 Hours our Operation

Tuesdays & Thursdays
6:00PM - 8:00PM


With our season coming to its end, we are no longer accepting donations.  Thank you for your continued support of this ministry and to those in need in our community.

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