Depaul UK is a subsidiary of Depaul International and part of the Depaul Group, a group of charities that works across the world with a mission to end homelessness and change the lives of those affected by it.

22000 Individuals supported each year
740000 Meals provided
585000 Beds available to children and adults
1600 Volunteers
UK
UK
USA
USA
IRELAND
IRELAND
FRANCE
FRANCE
UKRAINE
UKRAINE
SLOVAKIA
SLOVAKIA
CROATIA
CROATIA
UK
USA
IRELAND
FRANCE
UKRAINE
SLOVAKIA
CROATIA

What we do

Depaul makes a difference to people around the world who are disadvantaged and experiencing homelessness

Our Services
Finding solutions for ending homelessness

Finding solutions for ending homelessness

Depaul International helps its subsidiaries to develop new approaches to preventing and ending homelessness – informed by best practice and tailored to their own realities. We also work to establish new subsidiaries and partnerships in countries where we identify a lack of services for people experiencing homelessness.

Support subsidiaries

Support subsidiaries

We support our subsidiaries to live up to the Group’s high standards for governance, finance and service provision. DPI acts as a resource centre, helping each subsidiary to build capacity where needed, provide expertise, support fundraising activities, and build networks.

Live our Values

Live our Values

We ensure that our Vincentian values are embedded in all aspects of organisational life and inform the decisions we make. We organise and develop values training for the Group and across all organisational levels – making sure that everyone, from the frontlines to the board, understands and lives our values.

Advocacy

Advocacy

We work to end homelessness through advocacy and systems change at local and global level – for example, introducing homelessness on the UN agenda for the first time in a generation. To achieve this goal, we work in partnership with the Institute of Global Homelessness and the Famvin Homeless Alliance.

THE STORY OF

In the beginning…

The Group began in the UK in 1989 as a response to the growth of youth homelessness on the streets of London. It quickly grew into a national charity in the UK and, in 2002, began expanding internationally and now works across the world.

All member charities of the Depaul Group are independent and focus on the specific needs of people experiencing homelessness in their country. In this they are supported by staff at Depaul International, a small team based in London, which also helps create and support any new Depaul charities.

Sr Sarah King-Turner, Sr Barbara Smith and Mark McGreevy

A Global effort

Vincentian values are key to the work of the Depaul Group. These values include a commitment to help the poorest of the poor – and to place actions ahead of words.

Depaul International also partners with DePaul University based in Chicago to oversee the Institute of Global Homelessness – a global research and leadership forum helping a diverse range of international partners to acquire knowledge, skills and capacity to overcome homelessness.

St Vincent de Paul

St Vincent dePaul

Depaul was founded in 1989 by three Catholic organisations: the Daughters of Charity, the Passage Day Centre and the Society of St Vincent de Paul. The Group is a member of the worldwide Vincentian Family, a movement of over 2 million people inspired by St Vincent de Paul. St Vincent de Paul was a major social reformer in 17th century France. He devoted his life to helping the poor, sick and needy. He is often referred to as “the Saint of Charity”.

The Depaul Group works for the good of all and supports people of all faiths and none.

Celebrating 30 years of Depaul

Our Values
We celebrate the potential in people
We put our words into action
We take a wider role in civil society
We believe in rights and responsibilities
We celebrate the potential in people We put our words into action We take a wider role in civil society We believe in rights and responsibilities
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