About Us

The mission of SVDP Rhode Island is to be an inclusive community that fosters personal transformation through friendship with and comprehensive service to those in need.

We envision a world in which faith, hope, and love transform communities and lives, and our service to those in need nurtures a just society for all. 

Our administrative offices are located at 25 Webb Street, Cranston, RI. You may reach us at 401-490-0822, or by emailing our executive director, Ms. Renee Brissette, at rbrissette – at – svdpri.org.

Board & Staff

SVDP Rhode Island Staff

Renee Brissette, Executive Director

Alix Bovill, Bookkeeper

Kat Brissette, Liaison

Anna Cote, Office Staff

Fran Garrepy, Office Staff

Steven Montalvo, Driver

Alex Geiser, Warehouse Staff

Ricardo Silverio, Warehouse Staff

Bernardo Bisono, Warehouse Staff

SVDP Rhode Island Board

Michael Vieira, President

Patricia Sickinger, Vice President

Tom Walsh, Treasurer

Susan Horner, Secretary

Rev. Giacomo Capoverdi, Spiritual Advisor

Carol Hottenrott, East Bay District

Mark Gordon, Southern District

Tom Walsh, West Bay District

Northern District

Agnes Chretian, Providence District

Renee Brissette, Executive Director

Local Conferences

SVDP Rhode Island comprises a statewide Council, five districts, 27 parish-based conferences, and one statewide youth conference. Use the tabs below to find local services, including conferences, food pantries, meal sites, and holiday aid.  Note: Some conferences of SVDP Rhode Island operate clothing closets. Call ahead to find out if the conference closest to you offers clothing. Choice is often limited at these closets, and proper sizes may not be available. For acute clothing needs, contact our administrative office at 401-490-0822 so we can talk about providing a voucher for the St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Store in Plainville, MA.


Conferences of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul are composed of Vincentian volunteers who serve those in need in their local communities.  At the heart of what we do is the “home visit,” so don’t be surprised if Vincentians ask to meet in your home (they will always arrive in pairs). Most of our conferences offer the range of basic needs assistance from rent and security deposits to assistance with medical and utility bills. Some have food pantries or meal sites, while others provide holiday assistance. 


St. Pius V Conference, Providence. 401-383-2299.

Holy Name Conference, Providence. 401-305-0165.

St. Mark Conference, Cranston. 401-942-1616 x 320.

St. Raymond Conference, Providence. 401-602-5363. 

Holy Ghost, Providence. 401-421-3551.

West Bay

Ss. John and James Conference, West Warwick. 401-821-7661.

St. Vincent de Paul Conference, Coventry. 401-828-3090.

St. Joseph Conference, West Warwick. 401-490-0822 ext. 107.

St. Kevin Conference, Warwick. 401-921-0907.

East Bay/Aquidneck Island

St. Brendan Conference, Riverside. 401-301-6307.

Jesus Saviour Conference, Newport. 401-236-2453.

St. Joseph Conference, Newport. 401-258-5773.

St. Lucy Conference, Middletown. 401-236-2453.

Northern Rhode Island

St. Joseph Conference, Cumberland. 401-426-9806.

Our Lady of Good Help Conference, Mapleville. 401-762-1834.

St. John the Baptist Conference, Pawtucket. 401-722-9054.

St. John Paul II Conference, Pawtucket. 401-744-5404.

Mary, Mother of Mankind Conference, North Providence. 401-225-4046.

St. Eugene Conference, Chepachet. 401-568-2700.

St. Philip Conference, Greenville. 401-949-2949.


St. Catherine Laboure, Westerly. 401-450-9749.

St. Mary/St. James Conference, Carolina. 401-364-9413.

St. Joseph Conference, Hope Valley. 401-539-0677

St. Francis Conference, Wakefield. 401-871-8936.