Board of Directors

Honorary President

Most Reverend Gregory M. Aymond,
Archbishop of New Orleans

Executive Board

Alan Demma - President
Michael McNeil - Vice-President
Fern Carr - Vice-President
Andy Van Chu - Treasurer
Edwin Mazoue - Secretary
Deacon Gregg Eiden - Spiritual Advisor

Executive Director

Rev. Mr. Rudolph Rayfield, Sr.

Deputy CEO

Brian Harris

District Presidents

ACCNO - Executive Committee

Conner Ellis - East Jefferson

Ransdell Hebert - St Tammany

Laura Drewes - Westbank

Finance Committee

Fr. Patrick Carr - Chairman

Committee:  Michael McNeil, Andy Van Chu, Deacon Rudy Rayfield, Alan Demma

Standing Committees

Formation Director/Orientation/Youth - Deacon Gregg Eiden & Jane Eiden

Young Adults/Facilities - TBA

Communications/Marketing/Publicity - Michael Champagne & Richard Carbo

Growth/Extension - Paul Claudel

Spiritual Development - Deacon Gregg Eiden

Disaster Relief - Sandy Norman

Systemic Change - Angela Wattler, w/subcommittees:

Voice of the Poor - Deacon Rudy Rayfield

Neighborhoods of Hope - Deacon Rudy Rayfield

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 Chairs

Community Pharmacy – Jackie Hall

Adult Learning Center – Sr. Bonita Sniegowski

Thrift Stores – Betty Wright

Ozanam Inn – Claiborne Perrilliat

Consultants

Ransdell Hebert - Parliamentarian

Philip Brooks - Fund Development

Edwin Mazoue & Michael McNeil - New Stores

Special Works

Community Pharmacy

Since 1998, the Society of St. Vincent de Paul Community Pharmacy has 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 has grown immensely.

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

Our Community Pharmacy has been recognized by the Louisiana Attorney General’s office, and featured in the Clarion Herald and Louisiana Weekly, along with nola.com.

The Community Pharmacy is located at 1995 Gentilly Blvd, Suite C18, near Gentilly and DeSaix Boulevards. We take clients Mondays and Wednesdays, beginning at 8:00am (please arrive by 10:00am to be served the same day). Clients will be screened to determine eligibility for assistance with prescription medicine.

The following information must be provided at the time of your initial visit:
  • An original prescription from a doctor
  • Picture Identification
  • Verification of income and income of all household members
  • Verification of household expenses

Thrift Store

Society of St. Vincent de Paul
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 our Community Pharmacy. You also help uplift and subsidize rent and utility payments for 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 Betty Wright at 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.

Adult Learning Center

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

The Program

Monday through Thursday: 8:30am to 1:00pm, and Monday & Wednesday evenings: 4:30pm to 7:00pm

  • 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

Requirements

  • 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 located at 2601 Canal St., New Orleans, LA 70119. For more information, please contact Sr. Bonita at 504-827-2999.

Ozanam Inn

Serving the Homeless Since 1955
Located at:

843 Camp St., New Orleans, LA  70130
Office: 504-523-1184
Fax: (504) 523-1187

Clarence Adams, Executive Director