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Vincentian Assistance Fund


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In the spirit of St. Vincent de Paul and St. Louise de Marillac, the Vincentian Assistance Fund (VAF) was established by the Congregation of the Mission (the Vincentian Priests and Brothers) to provide short-term, emergency financial support to DePaul students, faculty, and staff. This expression of Vincentian personalism honors the dignity of our DePaul community members who find themselves in times of crisis, and we hope it reminds them that they have a whole DePaul community around them that they can look to for support. Recipients of the VAF are not required to pay back what they receive, but they are asked to find a small way in which to “pay it forward” by doing something kind or charitable for others. Please contact Michael Van Dorpe with any questions. 

To request assistance from the Vincentian Assistance Fund, please click here​. Please keep in mind that if assisted, payments from the VAF will be sent through Zelle​.

To support others by donating to the Vincentian Assistance Fund, please click here.