About This Program
At the heart of all Society of St. Vincent de Paul (SVdP) service is the “home visit,” where trained volunteers, known as “Vincentians," work in teams of two to visit those in need on their schedule to determine the exact nature of assistance required.
Vincentians make thousands of in-home person-to-person visits each year and are able to see first-hand, the exact situation in which a person is living. SVdP assistance is tailored to each person’s or family’s needs and may include food, clothing, furniture, rent, utility, transportation, medical, emotional or spiritual support.
When those in need are visited in their homes, they are assured that information collected will be kept in confidence. The home visit allows SVdP to offer immediate assistance and determine if those in need would benefit from other programs offered by the Society. The home visit preserves the dignity of the individual/family in need while making it convenient.