Home Visits

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From the Society's beginning, our core activity has been and continues to be providing assistance on a person to person basis through a visit to their home to discuss their specific need and offer support. This is the clearest symbol of our Vincentian mission which signifies the highest respect for the dignity of the poor. It embodies our Vincentian commitment to reach out.

Vincentians have always visited in pairs. The relationship which develops between the Vincentians and the people they help, can be termed a helping relationship and can be defined as "the relationship that exists as a result of doing something for someone that he or she is unable to accomplish alone."

The foundation of the Vincentian tradition, from the time of our founder, Frederic Ozanam, has always been the personal involvement of our members with the person in need. The friendliness and support of the Vincentian, more than any other material gift, has been the means of reconciling people and society with one another and attacks the roots of all poverties.

Through our Home Visits we work toward the prevention of homelessness by providing direct assistance. This assistance can be used to help with utility bills and rent when eviction is imminent. This direct approach to assistance gives the Home visitor a unique perspective. This perspective allows us to offer additional assistance that may be needed, such as, food, clothing and furniture.

Our home visitors belong to ten conferences from the Caldwell area, through Nampa, Meridian and Boise and on to Mountain Home. Each individual who calls is assigned to a conference near where they live, and St. Vincent de Paul volunteers go out to visit the person or family in their home to determine how best they can be helped.

The Vincentians share, with those in need, the simple fellowship of a listening ear and a caring heart. The Society of St. Vincent de Paul helps all in need. If you find yourself in need of assistance, please call our Help Line:

Boise, Meridian and Mountain Home Areas: (208) 331-2208
Caldwell Area: (208) 919-2940
Nampa Area: (208) 466-3400

St. Vincent de Paul Southwest Idaho
St. Vincent de Paul Southwest Idaho
Things look a little different at St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantries these days due to COVID-19. With double the clients we are used to, and a drive through system, the Idaho National Guard and Team Rubicon are now staffing our food pantry. We are immensely thankful for their hard work during this crisis.

We are still in desperate need of financial donations to keep food on the shelves and the lights on so that we can provide for the thousands of Idahoans who are relying on our services. Can we count on you to help us help others?

Visit www.svdpid.org to make a difference during the Coronavirus Pandemic.
St. Vincent de Paul Southwest Idaho
St. Vincent de Paul Southwest Idaho
St. Vincent de Paul is responding to the COVID-19 Pandemic with more than food, rent, and utility assistance! We combed our thrift stores for all the bolts of fabric that we had. That fabric is now in the hands of The Treasure Valley Medical Masks Sewing Angels a group that has sprung up to sew masks for medical professionals and other individuals!

Visit www.svdpid.org to see the other ways we are responding to the crisis.
St. Vincent de Paul Southwest Idaho
St. Vincent de Paul Southwest Idaho
Thank you KTVB’s Kim Fields KTVB for covering our fight against the Coronavirus pandemic. We continue to experience record demand but also record generosity. We are amazed by the outpouring of support we have received thus far. It’s directly translating to food on our shelves for individuals in need. Thank you!

If you want to learn more about how you can receive assistance or help us help others, visit our website at www.svdpid.org
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