THE SEVEN CORPORAL WORKS OF MERCY                                                                                               

      To Feed the Hungary A Drink for the Thirsty To Cloth the Naked         To Bury the Dead           To Shelter the Homeless To Care for the Sick To Visit the Imprisoned

 

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul Bremerton, WA

Our Lady Star of the Sea Conference 

                                       

 

No work of charity is foreign to the Society. It includes any form of of help that alleviates suffering or deprivation and promotes human dignity and personal integrity in all dimensions. Vincentians serve Christ through service to those in need and bear witness to his compassionate and liberating love.


  Thanks to Port Madison Enterprises for their generous support of the Birkenfeld Stella-Maris Women's Shelter

 


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                     A VERY SPECIAL THANKS TO                                                    EAST BREMERTON ROTARY CLUB                                       FOR THEIR FINANCIAL SUPPORT OF THE                BIRKENFELD STELLA-MARIS WOMEN'S SHELTER


The Birkenfeld Stella-Maris Women's Shelter

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SYSTEMIC CHANGE

Systemic Change among those living in poverty aims beyond providing food, clothing, shelter and alleviating immediate needs. It enables people themselves to engage in the identification of the root causes of their poverty and to create strategies, including advocacy, to change those structures which keep them in poverty. Systemic Change requires transforming attitudes.

A great example of systemic change can be seen at the (St. Vincent de Paul) Birkenfeld Stella-Maris House for women and children. Chellie Sewell is the case manager for the women's shelter and meets with each woman individually to help them with immediate issues and to lay out a plan for success for their future.  The goal is to help women residents restore their dignity, become self sufficient and to be responsible members of the community. This is a great example of helping in a systemic manner.

Chellie reports that recently our St. Vincent de Paul Friends of Stella-Maris Guild has been able to pay for flagger certification training for a women which led to her being hired by the company that trained her. Women have been given assistance for vehicle insurance, registration and repairs so that they are able to drive to job interviews, apply for housing and contact community resource offices. Funds were given for women to get their birth certificates so that they can get Washington IDs to apply for housing, SSDI and employment. Assistance for first month's rent and security deposit has been given to several women.

There are many more examples of how we are able to help the Shelter residents overcome poverty and become responsible women and moms. Thank you for your donations and gifts that enable us to make such a positive difference in people's lives.  


A Short Video on the Work of St. Vincent's 

 


               View St. Vincent de Paul's National Newsletter               May 23, 2019

 


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Cash donations can be made here. Thank you.

If you prefer, you may specify where you would like your donation to go when checking out with Paypal or credit card, i.e., Conference General Fund, Assistance Office, Women's Shelter, Thrift Store or for specific needs (rental, utility, funeral expenses, etc.) Thank You!


Birkenfeld - Stella Maris    Women's Shelter

  Current Needs

The Birkenfeld-Stella Maris needs “Celebrity Cooks”. If you have time to spare and would like to serve by preparing a meal for our women and children please contact Chellie at (360) 373-4505. Contact the Housing Solutions Center at (360) 473-2035 for more info about bed availability.


Thrift Store Donations   Click here to see Current Donation Information


Thrift Store

Current Needs

The Thrift Store needs volunteers ASAP! Click here to see our monthly calendar and available Volunteer positions, or call the Thrift Store and talk to Roger at (360) 377-2929, extension #3. Volunteering is a great way to “Help Us Help Others”.


 

Assistance Office

Thrift Store

Stella Maris Shelter

Friends of Stella Maris

 

Jun 17

50% OFF Pink & Red Tags & Stickers

All Day

50% OFF Pink & Red Tags & Stickers
Time: All Day
Location: St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Store - 1117 N Callow Ave Bremerton WA 98312
  No Description Available
Jun 18

Annex & Main Store Senior Day - 25% Off

All Day

Annex & Main Store Senior Day - 25% Off
Time: All Day
Location: St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Store - 1117 N Callow Ave Bremerton WA 98312
  25% OFF -MUST SHOW ID Born on or before today's date in 1957 - Does not include Sale Items
Jun 19

Military Appreciation 50% OFF

All Day

Military Appreciation 50% OFF
Time: All Day
Location: St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Store - 1117 N Callow Ave Bremerton WA 98312
  No Description Available
Jun 20

25% OFF Annex & Main Store

Thursday, 4:00 PM

25% OFF Annex & Main Store
Time: Thursday, 4:00 PM
Location: St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Store - 1117 N Callow Ave Bremerton WA 98312
  DOES NOT INCLUDE SALE ITEMS
Jun 21

ANNEX 50% OFF Linens

All Day

ANNEX 50% OFF Linens
Time: All Day
Location: St. Vincent de Paul Store Annex
  No Description Available
Jun 22

ANNEX 50% Linens

All Day

ANNEX 50% Linens
Time: All Day
Location: St. Vincent de Paul Store Annex
  No Description Available
Jun 24

50% Pink Clothing Tags

All Day

50% Pink Clothing Tags
Time: All Day
Location: St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Store - 1117 N Callow Ave Bremerton WA 98312
  No Description Available
Jun 25

50% OFF Pink Clothing Tags

All Day

50% OFF Pink Clothing Tags
Time: All Day
  No Description Available
Jun 25

Annex & Main Store Senior Day - 25% Off

All Day

Annex & Main Store Senior Day - 25% Off
Time: All Day
Location: St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Store - 1117 N Callow Ave Bremerton WA 98312
  25% OFF -MUST SHOW ID Born on or before today's date in 1957 - Does not include Sale Items
Jun 26

50% OFF Pink Clothing Tags

All Day

50% OFF Pink Clothing Tags
Time: All Day
Location: St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Store - 1117 N Callow Ave Bremerton WA 98312
  No Description Available
Jun 27

50% OFF Pink Clothing Tags

All Day

50% OFF Pink Clothing Tags
Time: All Day
Location: St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Store - 1117 N Callow Ave Bremerton WA 98312
  No Description Available

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Vincentian Sunday Gospel Reflections

May 26: Sixth Sunday of Easter
In the Gospel today, Jesus says to us: “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you.” In the month of May, through your gifts, the Society of St. Vincent de Paul brought the love and care of Jesus to the poor by assisting families with food, utility and rent bills, funeral expenses, etc. Thank You!