Daughters of Charity- International Community

international community

A global perspective

Working in communities world-wide

Today, there are more than 14,000 Daughters working in 94 countries. We live alongside those we serve in some of the most impoverished and neglected communities around the world.

We focus on providing healthcare, HIV and AIDS service, education, care for the elderly, disabled, and orphans, as well as improving the rights of women. We work with individuals and communities to generate financial support, organize initiatives, and advocate for justice. Our main goal is to bring hope and dignity to those we serve while helping to secure their basic human rights.

Often working in hard to reach areas with limited access to funds and resources, our international communities require global support. In 2004, the International Project Services (IPS) was established to obtain the help we need.

The Motherhouse
The Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul is headquartered at its Motherhouse in Paris, France. Sister Françoise Petit, D.C., is the Superioress General, the international head of the Daughters of Charity. She is assisted by
a General Council of Sisters who represent the many countries where Daughters serve.

> Learn more about our international community.

Daughter's of Charity- International Community Kids

Ascension Global Mission
The Daughters of Charity serve on the Board of Ascension Global Mission. To learn more about their efforts, please visit the Ascension Global Mission website.

Ascension Global Mission supports international efforts that improve the health and well-being of poor and vulnerable populations in developing countries. We collaborate with religious communities abroad as well as U.S. and other international partners to support healthcare delivery, enable community involvement in health, and advocate for persons living in poverty.