The SVP and FamVin
The Vincentian Family (FamVin) is an idea of Fr. Robert Maloney from the Congregation of the Mission.
In June 1995, as he was the Superior of the Congregation, he gathered four Associations which shared the same charism of Saint Vincent de Paul : the Daughters of Charity, The Association International of Charity (AIC), the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul (SSVP) and the Congregation of the Mission itself. Later on, JMV (Juventudes Mariales Vicentinas), MISEVI (Misioneros Seglares Vicentinos), and AMM (Association of Miraculous Medal) joined the first group. Since 2004, more associations joined the Vincentian Family.
In 2004, an Executive Committee was created, formed by the Daughters of Charity, the Association International of Charity, the SSVP and the Congregation of the Mission, in order to work on an anual basis and to present each two years their proposal and outcomes to the plenary formed by all associations.
To mention one of the projects led by the Vincentian Family, part of the funds donated for Haiti after the earthquake have been employed successfully to re-build some schools for poor children.
Also, a Commission formed by members of the Executive Committee grants each year some funds to finance projects presented by members of the Vincentian Family and promoting the systemic change.