International Company of the Daughters of Charity
The Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul is an international religious community founded in Paris, France in 1633 by St. Vincent de Paul and St. Louise de Marillac. The Daughters of Charity continue to serve people who are poor and marginalized with humility, simplicity, and charity. Today, nearly 400 years later, the Company of the Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul, Servants of the Poor continues to serve people who are poor and marginalized with humility, simplicity, and charity. About 14,000 Daughters of Charity currently work in 96 countries across Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, Oceania and North America; living among and working with those who are most abandoned, neglected and poor.
The Daughters of Charity are committed to reaching and empowering those who are the most abandoned and marginalized by addressing needs of food, water, sanitation and shelter; and through their sustaining works including health care, HIV/AIDS, migrant and refugee assistance, education and more.
Daughters of Charity International Project Services
Daughters of Charity International Project Services (DC IPS) was established in 2004 as a nonprofit organization to assist Daughters of Charity in low-resourced countries carry out their mission of service to the poor. These diverse works meet basic needs, develop education, improve health, or deliver social services. The needs are priorities identified by the people and the Sisters living and working at the local level. Sisters working in developing countries submit proposals to DC IPS, which serves as a fiscal agent. Potential funding sources are then pursued. Once projects are completed, grant evaluation reports provide evidence on the outcomes and impacts.
Majority of the 96 countries served by the Daughters of Charity are poverty-stricken; countries with vast needs but severely lacking resources. Development and improvements often depend on outside financial support.
With your help, nearly 1,400 Daughters of Charity projects have been funded in the past 16 years.
Please know your donation makes a difference. 100% of your gift goes directly to a Sister’s global project to help those who are most vulnerable.
Daughters of Charity International Project Services* is a qualified 501(c)(3) organization. Donations are used for services to those who are poor and are fully tax deductible, as allowable by law.
*General Assistance, Inc. in the Official Catholic Directory 2021, (p.278)