Fight Poverty and Violence in Chicago

Marillac St. Vincent Family Services has been working for change, creating opportunity and giving hope to the people who need it most since 1914 - and it's working. Join the movement today! We believe in a NEW Chicago. One filled with hope for brighter futures for our neighbors living in poverty. If you stand with us, take action now!


Empowered families. Strengthened Communities. Brighter futures.

Marillac St. Vincent Family Services has been serving communities in need for over 100 years. As a ministry of the Daughters of Charity St. Vincent de Paul, we provide vital programs and services in the areas of early childhood education, youth services, and community outreach. We have two centers on the north and west sides, Marillac Social Center (a.k.a. “Marillac House”) and St. Vincent de Paul Center.

  • Early Childhood

    Closing the gap with high standards, inspring curriculum, and passionate educators

  • Youth Services

    Partnering with young people to build a future a hope

  • Community Outreach

    Empowering adults, families, and seniors to work towards self-sufficiency

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  • Children

    Nationally accredited early childhood education

  • Youth

    Support for school-age kids, teens, and young mothers.

  • Adults

    Employment, computers, financial assistance, and more.

  • Seniors

    Services for the most active to the most isolated.

  • Food

    Client choice food pantries for families and individuals.

News & Media

Read news articles and watch videos all about the new and exciting things happening at Marillac St. Vincent' Family Services in our news and publications section.

Survivors of Violence

News // September 29, 2017

Survivors of Violence

In Chicago's war zones, the tragedy extends beyond the kids who die. What toll does violence exact on the children who survive? Re-visit this incredible story from the Chicago Reader's August 2014 edition featuring MSV's own, Latoya Winters.

Welcome to Our New Website

News // April 2017

Welcome to Our New Website

A Letter from Maureen Hallagan, Chief Programs Officer of Marillac St. Vincent

Let's Do This Together
Let's Do This Together

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Let's Do This Together

Marillac St. Vincent's goal is to inspire hope. And it's working. Learn how our approach to fighting violence and ending the cycle of poverty is changing people's lives in Chicago.

Project Hope for Pregnant & Parenting Teens
Project Hope for Pregnant & Parenting Teens

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Project Hope for Pregnant & Parenting Teens

Operating on Chicago's west side, Project Hope has impacted hundreds of young mothers for over 30 years.