The Society of St. VIincent de Paul (SSVP)
The SSVP is a charitable institution of a humanitarian and social nature. Founded in 1833 in Paris by a group of university students led by Blessed Frederic Ozanam. The SSVP is a non-profit making international Catholic organization of lay men and women, inspired by St Vincent de Paul, whose primary mission is dedicated to serving the underprivileged and the needy, including the elderly, through direct person to person contact. The Society operates with the approval of the Holy See and with the blessing of the Hierarchy. The SSVP is now present in 153 locations with over 800,000 members and more than 1.5 million collaborators and is assisting over 30 million people in the world every day. The Society was admitted to the ECOSOC (United Nations Economic and Social Council) as a non-governmental organization in March 2012. This consultant status gives non-governmental organisations such as the SSVP access not only to the ECOSOC but also to many of its subsidiary bodies. The SSVP Council General is the administrative centre of SSVP as a whole. With its head office in Paris, France, it represents the association around the world, organises international meetings among countries, gathers information and distributes funds. It is also the guarantor of the spirit of SSVP and ensures respect for the Society’s Rule.
The SSVP Central Council of Hong Kong (SSVP HK)
The SSVP HK is a registered charitable organization in Hong Kong. It is one of the founding members of The Community Chest of Hong Kong and also a member of the Hong Kong Council of Social Service. Since its inception in Hong Kong in July 1863, the SSVP HK has played an active role in local charitable work, especially within the Catholic Diocese of Hong Kong. At present, we have some 600 members in 31 Parishes of the Catholic Diocese of Hong Kong providing various kinds of services to the poor and needy. In addition, we are also funding a free clinic in Chinese medicine at our Ozanam Comprehensive Services Centre in Sham Shui Po on an ongoing basis. We also run the St. Vincent de Paul Nursery School in Kwun Tong. We have a “Charity Community (China)” focusing mainly on projects in education and also services for the needy in Mainland China. Funding for our services mainly come from donations of parishioners at monthly door collections conducted in the 31 Parishes with our presence.
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