Society of St. Vincent de Paul

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The Duquesne conference of Society of St. Vincent de Paul is part of an organization bringing hope and compassion to those with various needs.

Begun in 1833 by young college students in Paris, France, the Society continues to fulfill the same goal of its founding members: to share and experience God's love through acts of service.

Our Ministry:

Our conference's main ministry is serving those experiencing homelessness and poverty in downtown Pittsburgh. We gather every Sunday night at 7:40 pm in Laval House and walk downtown to offer hot meals, clean clothes, toiletries, resources, and friendship to anyone in need. Along our route, we visit some long-time friends and make new ones. Sometimes, they share stories or concerns with us, and we listen and try to help as best we can. In ministering to their spiritual and personal needs and desires, we recognize our solidarity with them, affirming their dignity as human persons.

Join Us:

The Duquesne chapter is open to all students, faculty, staff, and alumni who have a desire to serve the poor and vulnerable. ALL are welcome to join our service at 7:40 pm on Sunday nights at Laval House.

To maintain efficiency and safety of our organization, please Sign up for a particular Sunday (sign-ups are available up to one month in advance).


Donations are another invaluable way to support our organization. We graciously accept the following items:

  • Underwear (XL+)
  • Socks
  • Blankets
  • Travel-sized Toiletries
  • Deodorant
  • Dental Care
  • Snacks
  • Water

For further donation inquiries, please e-mail OR simply place donations in the wicker basket inside Duquesne's Chapel.

For those who are unable to attend our Sunday night missions or who are simply interested in learning more about poverty and homelessness, follow us on Instagram: @duqsvdp. Here, you can find more information about our mission and gain a deeper awareness about the community we serve each week. You will also discover updates about upcoming events and meetings. These provide an outlet for students to express their individual thoughts, concerns, and feelings surrounding poverty and homelessness.


Sundays 7:40 pm - 9:00 pm

Laval House to Downtown Pittsburgh

* *Must sign up in advance!**

Email with any questions or concerns.