SVdP's Catherine's Center
The obstacles faced by women upon release from incarceration are so overwhelming that a productive life seems impossible to achieve.

During 12 months of residency at SVdP’s Catherine’s Center, women recently released from jail or prison work intensely to understand the root causes of their incarceration, develop new coping skills, and reconnect with family. The women participate in emotional counseling, substance abuse rehabilitation, as well as vocational, educational and spiritual programs.
For more information please call (650) 838-9800

SVdP's Catherine's Center is a Restorative Justice Program of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul of San Mateo of San Mateo County in alliance with the Sisters of Mercy West Midwest Community.

Read Program Director, Suzi Desmond's latest report here for exciting news!

Watch a video about SVdP's Catherine's Center here.

"When You Believe", a musical collaboration honoring Sr. Marguerite Buchanan & Sr. Suzanne Toolan to benefit SVdP's Catherine's Center - Sunday, October 6th at 4 pm

For more information or to purchase tickets, contact Teresa Abney at or 415-334-7941

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