make a difference!

"The saints were out of their minds when it came to love. Their love was limitless, embracing God, humanity, nature. […] And so, my dear friend, are we not going to do anything to become like those saints whom we love?"

​Frederic Ozanam 1813-1853

Our founder

recent programs

The Grace Home Veterans Transition Center, Homelessness Connect, Get up and Move, Family Foundations, Camp St. Vinny, and more!

Source: Letter to Louis Janmot, Nov. 13 1836. From Les lettres de Frederic Ozanam: Lettres de jeunesse, pp. 243-244.

our leadership team


Nearly 200 volunteers volunteered over 7,800 hours with us in 2015. Become a volunteer at St. Vincent de Paul to serve our community!

mission & vision

The society collaborates with other people of good will in relieving need and addressing its causes, making no distinction in those served, because in them Vincentians see the face of Christ.

1883 - Frederic Ozanam begins the Society of St. Vincent de Paul in Paris, France to show what he and his fellow Catholic students were personally doing to help the Poor in Paris.

1963 - Father Anthony Shane and the Sister Providencia of UGF start the Cascade Council of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul.

1971 - The Council with the help of St. Joe's were able to buy the first location on Central Ave West and opened a thrift store.

1975- The Council purchases it's current location to expand services like the food bank and to have a larger thrift store.

2016- Today the council has expanded and is now known as The Society of St. Vincent de Paul of North Central Montana. 

Deborah Kottel

​Director of Charity Operations.

Brittany Burke 
Our Charity Services Support Assistant ensures each of our friends seeking assistance is treated with love, dignity and respect. 

Society History