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We aim to end homelessness and change the lives of those affected by it.

Depaul USA is a national homeless services nonprofit organization inspired by Vincentian values. Depaul USA is an affiliate of the international homelessness services organization, Depaul International Group.

About Us

Depaul USA opened its first program in Philadelphia in 2009, and now operates in 25 programs across 12 U.S. cities



2023 Outcomes

Served 5,411 unique clients

Provided 93,335 overnight stays in our housing programs

Helped 135 people attain employment

Served more than 69,966 meals

Housed 474 unique individuals

There are many ways to help

Our Programs


Little Rock


New Orleans


St. Louis

New York

Los Angeles



Pine Bluff


Our vision is a society in which everyone has a place to call home and a stake in their community.

Inspired by the values and wisdom of St. Vincent de Paul and St. Louise de Marillac, Depaul USA operates in 12 cities with 25 programs, which provide an array of homeless services including:

  • Transitional housing
  • Permanent supportive housing
  • Affordable housing
  • Day centers
  • Health clinics

 Program Participant

“I’ve been working so hard but I never felt like I was making any progress. The staff at Depaul USA always had my back. Whenever I needed something they helped and encouraged me. I’m looking forward to the future now.”

 Terrence had been homeless on and off for the past five years after he was released from prison. He could never save any money and was bouncing from house to house or job to job. It only took one disaster and he would find himself on the street again. But Terrence had bigger dreams for himself. He completed an electrician’s program even though he was homeless and living in a park for part of the time. Terrence was referred to the Depaul Rapid Rehousing program after struggling to keep his housing.

 Terrence took full advantage of the program and saved as much money as he could. Once he moved in to his own place, the focus of the work turned to improving his income and achieving long-term goals. His case manager helped him to get copies of the practice tests, encouraged him to study, and found a tutor so he would pass the test for the electricians union. Terrence passed the test and is interviewing for jobs that start at $25/hour and looking forward to having his children visit him in his home.

Depaul USA was featured on NBC 5 Chicago’s one-hour special, “Homeless Youth,” a documentary about Chicago’s homeless youth crisis. Watch below to see Chicago’s Dax Program, and services highlighted and our students interviewed.