150 years ago, St. Vincent DePaul of Baltimore was a pioneer in offering many of the first works of charity in the region and today we continue to be a leading service provider to those suffering from the effects of poverty.
We affirm the dignity of each individual serving them with respect compassion and the belief that everyone should have the opportunity to succeed. But as much as we have done for our community and as many people as we've helped, we do not plan to rest on our accomplishments. Our community and the people we serve are counting on us. We will continue to lead the way exploring innovative ways to ensure children can access fresh and healthy foods, individuals and families can achieve and sustain permanent housing, adults are prepared for a career that provides a living wage, and children are prepared for a lifetime of learning, breaking the cycle of inter-generational poverty.
Lives that some may feel lost causes are the very root of our cause. We offer them the opportunity to acquire the strength, confidence, motivation, and skills to achieve their full potential. We offer them the opportunity to believe in themselves again, or perhaps the first time ever.