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The Society of Saint Vincent de Paul, Concord-Carlisle Conference

We are neighbors helping neighbors in our Massachusetts communities of Concord and Carlisle. Our Conference is part of a lay Catholic charitable organization comprising 800,000 volunteers in 140 countries. We provide short-term emergency financial assistance through trusting, empathetic, and confidential connections with our neighbors. If you or your family needs our help, please contact The Society of St. Vincent de Paul, Concord-Carlisle Conference, at (978) 369-7442 extension 229 or email us at info@svdpconcordcarlisle.org. We can only provide assistance to residents of Concord and Carlisle MA.


Car Donations Needed

We have partnered with  Second Chance Cars to bring basic transportation to our neighbors-in-need in Concord and Carlisle. Now Second Chance Cars is in desperate need of gently used cars. Please help with this effort. This is an opportunity to help change someone’s life.

When you donate a car to Second Chance Cars, you will be invited to attend the car award ceremony and meet the recipient and all the people responsible for preparing the car. This is a uniquely gratifying experience.

For more information, please contact us at (978) 369-7442 extension 229 or email us at info@svdpconcordcarlisle.org

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Busy Hands and Warm Hearts Share Messages of Joy and Hope

Messages of Joy and Hope

Students from our Concord-Carlisle Catholic Collaborative Religious Education Classes have created colorful greeting cards this spring to support our Society of St. Vincent de Paul Easter Giving Project. The festive cards will be distributed, along with grocery gift cards, to help families purchase food for spring/holiday meals this season. Through their creative effort, generous acts, and prayers, students have helped our mission to support the well-being of our neighbors in need while growing spiritually and doing good.

Many thanks to the talented students, their religious education teachers, and Maria Rosen, C-C Catholic Collaborative Religious Education Coordinator, for demonstrating how they “Help Us Help Others” by sharing messages of joy and hope with those who may be feeling alone and facing hardship this season.

Migrant Crisis Update

The clothing drive has been successfully completed and the donated items have been delivered to the processing facility in Stoughton.

Second Chance Cars

If you are a resident of Concord or Carlisle, are in need of a car to get, keep or grow your job, and cannot afford one …

New Address

Society of St. Vincent de Paul
c/o Concord-Carlisle Parish Center
70 Monument Square
Concord, MA 01742

How we help

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Delivering holiday meals

We believe in putting compassion into action. Our members visit neighbors in need in their homes or virtually, listen to their stories to learn the nature of their financial emergency, and develop plans to help. For example, our Conference:

  • Helped with rent and found a retraining program for a family member who lost his job.
  • Paid an unexpected large auto repair bill, allowing a person to continue to be able to work.
  • Assisted a family by paying home heating bills and helping with budgeting.
  • Provided holiday meals and grocery gift cards for a domestic violence survivor until she was able to financially support herself.
  • Purchased holiday gifts for the children of a family when the primary caregiver passed away unexpectedly.
  • Helped a first generation college student with college entry expenses, a laptop, filling out applications, and finding a summer job.

If you know of a family that needs our help, please contact us at (978) 369-7442 extension 229 or email us at info@svdpconcordcarlisle.org.

The need for assistance

Svdp 23 Expenses Chart

Local families are affected by job loss, illness, divorce, and unexpected repair bills. There is a need for emergency financial assistance to help these families pay their bills for the basic necessities of shelter, transportation, food, utilities and health care. The chart on the left provides a snapshot of the breakdown of assistance provided by the Concord-Carlisle Conference in calendar year 2023. Each year we provide aid to more than 50 families.

How you can help us help others

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Our work is solely reliant on private donations to provide temporary financial assistance to our neighbors in need. Your donations enable us to quickly respond to requests for assistance in paying critical household bills such as food, utilities, and rent. We provide this assistance to our neighbors regardless of their faith, background, or personal circumstances. Please consider making a donation today.

You can also help by joining The Society of Saint Vincent de Paul as a Vincentian volunteer.

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