The Society of St Vincent de Paul Central Council of Hong Kong was founded on 12 July 1863. Its main work is to visit the poor, irrespective of race and creed, in their homes to endeavour to help their social and religious lives, the education of poor children and medical treatment for the sick, and to encourage them to exert themselves to be again on their own feet. By tender interest and manner, the visiting members may give them the new hope and comfort which are so badly needed by many in times of adversity.
At present, the Society has 31 Parish conferences and 1 youth conference in Hong Kong under the umbrella of the Central Council, with more than 600 members. They are all devoted Christians, with the mission to bear, to fulfill and to carry out the objective and aims of the Society.