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What are some locations of St. Vincent de Paul?

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Some locations of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul include Our Lady of Hope Church in Ipswich, Massachusetts; Blessed John XXIII Parish at St. John the Evangelist Church in Hudson, New Hampshire; and St. Vincent de Paul Twin Cities in Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota. The organization's chapters are headquartered at Catholic churches; local contact information is also listed in the White Pages section of the local telephone directory.

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There are over 4,000 council or chapter locations for the Society of St. Vincent de Paul in the United States. SVDPUSA.org provides a directory of chapters organized by region, and links users to the websites of the major regional offices. These are typically headquartered in or around state capitols. The site also enables users to locate the society's thrift stores and services in different states.

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul at Our Lady of Hope Church in Ipswich, Massachusetts provides food pantry services and other forms of support, such as help paying electric bills or utilities. The organization, which is funded by local donations, also helps defray medical expenses for the needy. It connects those who require long-term help to state or federal government social services. Volunteers participate in weekly bread collection from participating supermarkets, and donate Thanksgiving and Christmas meals each year to those who need them.

St. Vincent de Paul Twin Cities is located in St. Paul and Minneapolis, Minnesota, and is overseen by the Archdiocesan Council of St. Paul & Minneapolis. This chapter of the society supports the poor by donating the proceeds from its thrift shops to social services. Members aid those in need in the local community with home and hospital visits to the sick and lonely. They also provide food donations to the hungry and impoverished.

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