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A non-profit charitable organization


The Society of St. Vincent de Paul in Dubuque is a non-profit charitable organization providing a unique style of personal assistance with food, clothing, rent, utilities, educational and job training and other services to people facing economic, emotional or spiritual crises.

As a private, non-profit charity, the Society relies almost exclusively on private individuals, businesses and organizations locally for support.


Everything St. Vincent de Paul does is motivated by a sense of compassion for those struggling with poverty, loneliness, illness, family problems and many other difficulties. Our Catholic faith inspires us to action, sustains our commitment, and challenges us to become more like Christ. For Vincentians, every encounter with our fellow-man is an opportunity to share a spark of the divine fire as we walk with them in their daily challenges.

“I am very thankful for St. Vincent de Paul. I don’t know
what I would have done without their help.”


This is the official website of the Dubuque, Iowa Council of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul. We aspire to be a leading provider of volunteer-based, human services to people experiencing hunger, homelessness, and poverty in the Dubuque area.  A charitable non-profit organization, St. Vincent de Paul enlists the support of local volunteers in the delivery of its services.


St. Vincent de Paul helps people meet their basic needs and helps improve their quality of life by providing a wide range of services including:

  • Emergency Food Distribution

  • Clothing Distribution

  • Emergency Financial Assistance

  • Referrals to Transitional and Permanent Housing

  • Referrals to Domestic Violence Support and Counseling


St. Vincent de Paul of Dubuque is proud to be recognized by the community for maintaining the highest standards of ethics and accountability in non-profit governance, management, and operations as demonstrated by its community partnerships and collaborations.


The services of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul of Dubuque are open to all people in need regardless of their income, religious beliefs, race, or sexual orientation.


We can be reached at (563) 582-3733.

The results of our cash-basis audit, performed by Honkamp Krueger and Co., are available upon request.  Contact our executive director at 563.582.3733 ext 3, or at

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