Board of Directors

Honorary President

Most Reverend Gregory M. Aymond,
Archbishop of New Orleans

Executive Board

Michael Champagne - President
Brian Harris - 1st Vice-President/Secretary
Laura Drewes - 2nd Vice-President
Treasurer - TBA

District Presidents

Monica Alicino - Crescent City

Conner Ellis - East Jefferson

Ransdell Hebert - St Tammany

Paul Coles - Westbank

Central Office

Christopher Gross - Executive Director/CEO

Kelly Parker - Director of Vincentian Services & Community Programs

Laurie Ferrero - Bookkeeping

Finance Committee

Fr. Patrick Carr - Chairman
Michael Champagne - President
Christopher Gross - General Manager

Standing Committees

Formation Director/Orientation/Youth - TBA

Communications/Marketing/Publicity - Michael Champagne & Richard Carbo

Extension & Revitalization - Art Cervantes

Spiritual Development - TBA

Disaster Relief - Sandy Norman

Systemic Change - TBA

Voice of the Poor - Christopher Gross

Neighborhoods of Hope - Christopher Gross

Re-Entry Program - Ann Kungel

Friends of the Poor Walk (Southshore) - Conner Ellis & Sandy Norman

                                           (Northshore) - Ransdell Hebert

Annual Gala Fundraiser - CEO, President & Committee

Special Works

SVdP Adult Learning Center – Sr. Bonita Sniegowski

SVdP Thrift Store


Ransdell Hebert - Parliamentarian

Philip Brooks - Fund Development

Edwin Mazoue - New Stores


Special Works

SVdP Thrift Store

Society of St. Vincent de Paul
Society of St. Vincent de Paul

Shop the St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Store for great bargains on clothing, shoes, books, furniture and housewares! We offer a low-cost, quality shopping experience for bargain shoppers, as well as those with limited means. We’re located at 4034 4th Street in Marrero and our store hours are Monday - Saturday 9:00am - 5:00pm.

When you shop at our Thrift Store, you support our Adult Learning Center and other special works of the Society.  You also help uplift and subsidize rent and utility payments for our clients. Our selection changes daily, so stop by often to take advantage of this economical alternative to typical mall and retail stores. If you enjoy bargain shopping, please visit the St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Store today! For more information on items in stock, please call 504-340-3119.

The Thrift Store is staffed with employees and dedicated volunteers who support the mission of helping those in need. We honor vouchers issued by St. Vincent de Paul Conferences, allowing clients to receive clothing, housewares and furniture.

Wish to donate furniture or appliances? Please call us at 504-340-3119 to schedule a pickup. 

SVdP Adult Learning Center - Great News!!! We're moving to our new and expanded location at 3500 Canal St. for the Fall semester.

Our Mission

  • To strengthen basic educational skills
  • To prepare adult students to take the HiSET tests
  • To develop employment skills
  • To serve as a beacon of hope by offering educational services

Our Program

Monday through Thursday: 9:00am to 1:00pm

  • One-on-one tutoring for all students in reading, language, math, science and social studies
  • Students work at their own pace, overcome frustration and receive the help they leave
  • Participants grow in self-confidence
  • Small group instruction offered
  • Access to computers to practice academic skills and complete job applications


  • 19 years or older
  • Above 3rd grade reading ability
  • A desire to work hard
  • $15 registration fee and ID
The Sr. Lory Schaff Adult Learning Center is moving to our new location at 3500 Canal St., New Orleans, LA 70119. For more information, please contact Sr. Bonita Sniegowski at 504-827-2999.

SVdP Community Pharmacy

Beginning in 1998, the Society of St. Vincent de Paul Community Pharmacy offered prescription medication free of charge to the underserved population in the New Orleans area - namely the homeless, indigent and elderly. These individuals are usually on a fixed income and in most cases, cannot afford needed medication prescribed by physicians. Due to Hurricane Katrina in 2005 and the economic recession that followed, the number of uninsured and working poor in the city grew immensely.

The Community Pharmacy operated on donations of funds and medicine from the medical and pharmaceutical communities, along with non-medical businesses and caring individuals. Their support filled a large and critical gap that existed for many years by simply providing necessary prescribed medicines for people who cannot pay.

Our Community Pharmacy was recognized by the Louisiana Attorney General’s office, and featured in the Clarion Herald and Louisiana Weekly, along with

Please note - the Society of St. Vincent de Paul Community Pharmacy closed February 2019.  For information on prescription services, please contact Health Care for the Homeless at 504-658-2785, whose direct Pharmacy is Crescent City Pharmacy - 504-267-4100.