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SUPPORTING THOSE IN NEED

Our assistance is available to anyone in need of support with food or essentials.

The Society of Saint Vincent de Paul (SSVP) is an international organization formed mainly of Catholic volunteers who seek personal and spiritual growth through service to those most in need.

Through personal contact, we assist those living in poverty with immediate needs while advocating for long-term sustainable change to help improve their lives.

Halifax Particular Council (HPC) coordinates the work of 16 conferences made up of volunteers from Catholic parishes in Halifax and surrounding areas as well as Amherst, Bridgewater, Truro and Wolfville. HPC also operates two Special Works, Hope Cottage, which provides free meals to those in need, and our thrift store, Hand in Hand, which provides low and no-cost clothing and household goods to the community.

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Our conferences are always ready to welcome new members

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Free eat-in and takeaway meals served
 Monday to Friday 

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2023 Charitable Impact

3,992

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Households assisted

$1.34M

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Assistance
food, rent,
utilities, medical, transportation

$433K

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Our Thrift

Store sales

29,000

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People
served at

Our Soup

Kitchen

7,285

adults assisted

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4,033

children assisted

310

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Volunteers

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