As Vincentians, we participate in a worldwide movement with its own unique history, spirituality, and organization. It is not enough to have a desire to serve those in need; to be effective, that desire must be formed and focused by the Rule and Statutes of the Society. We have a way of doing things that has been tested over our 180-year history. To be a Vincentian is to embrace that way, not rigidly or uncritically, but in a spirit of charity, friendship, and service.
For Vincentian leaders this is doubly true. By accepting positions of leadership, you have accepted responsibility for teaching and enforcing the Rule. You have also agreed to be accountable: to your donors and members; to the people you serve; to higher level Councils; and to the government, which has a natural role to play in ordering society towards the common good (Catechism of the Catholic Church, #1897-1905). This means scheduling and conducting meetings according the Rule, preparing and submitting required reports, tracking finances and “case” records, and other responsibilities.
The following resources are made available to all Vincentians, whether in leadership or not. If you have suggestions for additional material, please alert us. We want this “toolbox” to be an invaluable resource for all our members.
NOTE! If something you need isn’t here, always check the National Council website, which has an incredible range of materials addressing every topic of concern to Vincentians and Vincentian leaders. Visit that page here.
Board & Staff
Renee Brissette, Executive Director
Michael Vieira, President
Rev. Joseph Brice, Spiritual Advisor
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
Mark Gordon, Past President
Safe Environment & S2Verify
As of April 1, 2018, all Vincentians in the Diocese of Providence must have completed a three-step process in order to conduct home visits or participate in special works that involve the public:
The first two steps can be completed right here on this website. Step Three will take you to our background check vendor, S2Verify, which provides screening services to business and nonprofits, including the National Council of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul. There is no cost to you. Simply click through the link below and follow the steps. You may have a copy of your report sent directly to you.
Working With Our Friends in Need
Systemic Change & Voice of the Poor
Non-SVDP Agencies and Organizations
This is a list of other organizations and agencies that can provide assistance during your time of need. SVDP Rhode Island offers this list without endorsement and is not responsible for the level of service provided by these organizations.
501c3 IRS Tax Exemption Letter
RI Tax Exempt Certificate (Diocesan Council of Providence)
FY2017 IRS 990
Employer Identification Number (EIN): 05-6010248
Conference Organization and Conduct
Annual Reports, Census, and IRS 990 Reporting
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.
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.
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.