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
We had an amazing crew of 40 volunteers from Bronco Catholic Association help out at our dining hall tonight! The event included mass, an hour of fast paced service, dinner, and education on what we do as an organization! Thank you!
St. Vincent de Paul Southwest Idaho
St. Vincent de Paul Southwest Idaho
Thanks for following along this past week as we've shared some of our favorite statistics from FY 2018. Keep an eye out for our 2018 annual report that's coming out soon. It will have these stats along with other great info!
St. Vincent de Paul Southwest Idaho
St. Vincent de Paul Southwest Idaho
What we do as an organization would be simply impossible without our dedicated volunteers. We have a small army of 1,600 volunteers who clocked over 85,000 hours of service to our community this past year. Thank you Volunteers!
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