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

Staff

Renee Brissette, Executive Director
Tony Prattico, Bookkeeper
Sally Miranda, Office Assistant

Board

Michael Vieira, President
Ray Andolfo, Treasurer
Maria Rose, Secretary
Steven Brayer, East Bay District President
Christine Dunn Davidson, Southern RI District President
Tom Walsh, West Bay District President
Lisa Peters, Northern RI District President
Rev. Joseph Brice, Spiritual Advisor
Mark Gordon, Past President

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. 

Providence/Cranston

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

St. Paul Conference, Cranston. 401-461-5734.

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.

SVDP Coventry, 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.

Southern

SVDP Westerly, 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.