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The generous end-of-the-year donations toThe Diocesan Council Emergency Fund are sincerely appreciated. They are so helpful. Unfortunately, needs remain. Generous donations, large or small, are needed for this crucial emergency fund.

Go to Columbus Voice of the Poor for information about a microloan program for the poor and to build a fund to back these loans to help the local poor avoid predatory lenders.


1. Saturday, February 4, Voice of the Poor meeting, 10-AM-12noon, St. Elizabeth's, 6077 Sharonwoods Blvd,

2. The annual Bridges Out of Poverty (BOP) Constructs training will be held on Sat, Jan 21, 2017 at the Seigel Center at Mount Carmel East on E. Broad St just east of I-270 from 9 am to 5 pm. Cost is $5 per person. The training will be a viewing and discussion of the 7 BOP Constructs videos that examine and compare the characteristics of poverty, middle class and wealth. Register by contacting Pat Summers at 614-221-3554 or by Tues, Jan 17, 2017. Coffee and donuts and lunch will be provided.

3. Ozanam Orientation, the basic training of SVdP, will be hosted at St. Vincent de Paul Church in Mt Vernon, OH on Sat, Feb 4, 2017 from 9 am to 3 pm. Cost is $20/person. Register by contacting Pat Summers at 614-221-3554 or by Tues, Jan 31, 2017. Coffee and donuts and lunch will be provided. Ozanam Orientation is considered required training for all members of SVDP to enhance their ministry and understanding of the Society, its Rule and Manual, home visits and Vincentian Spirituality.

4. Getting Ahead in a Just Gettin' By World Facilitators Training will be held on Sat, Feb 18, 2017 at the Seigel Center of Mt Carmel East from 8 am to 3:30 pm. The training is for persons interested in being a facilitator of the aHa Process' 16-week Getting Ahead course that we anticipate offering in conjunction with the Mount Carmel Health System to those we serve later in 2017 and then continuously over the coming years. Trained facilitators are crucial to the success of the Getting Ahead course. The training will be conducted by Phil DeVol, one of the developers of the Getting Ahead course. Register by contacting Pat Summers at 614-221-3554 or by Tues, Feb 14, 2017. Cost is $32.50/person an d includes course materials along with coffee, donuts, and lunch. Please note that a prerequisite for the Facilitators Training is completion of the BOP Constructs training that is being offered on Jan 21, 2017 or a thorough understanding of the Bridges Out of Poverty book.

Reports & Downloads

Read report of August 21 2016 Day of Recollection

Read report of April 23, Top Hat event and read nominations for Top Hat Honorees.

Download Fall 2016 VOICE

Read reports of September 24, 2016 Friends of Poor Walks

Read report of December 5, 2016 Bishop's Appreciation Mass

If you are visiting because you have a need with which we might help, please contact us immediately by phone: 614-221-3554
By email contact:
Diocese SVDP Office

If you have furniture or appliances to donate, contact Heather Swiger or call 614-241-2569.

If you wish to discuss making a donation,including old cars and trucks,
Please phone: 614-221-3554. To make a car donation directly through the National SVdP click Car Donation or Car Donations on upper left column of any page. For more information:
Diocese SVDP Office


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