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
Happy Thanksgiving from St. Vincent de Paul Southwest Idaho!

We are especially thankful for everyone who helped make our annual Thanksgiving Food Box Project a success!

13,000 People will be able to enjoy Thanksgiving Dinner this year thanks to your help.

This would have been impossible without
2,000 + Families who Donated Thanksgiving Food Boxes
650 + Volunteers who helped out
and assistance from
Boise State Men's Basketball, Boise GreenBike, T-Mobile Meridian Call Center Simplot Foods - USA, Guho Corp Expo Idaho, Boise Cascade, Southwest Trailer Sales, Icon Credit Union, Les Schwab Tire Centers, St. Ignatius Catholic School, All-American Publishing, All Saints Episcopal Church Boise Community of Christ, Boise Branch Holy Apostles Church Episcopal Church of The Holy Nativity Immanuel Lutheran Church, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Meridian United Methodist Church Our Lady of The Rosary Church Red Rock Christian Church Risen Christ Catholic Church, Sacred Heart Catholic Church - Boise, The Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist, St Mark's Catholic Church, St. Mary's Catholic Church (Boise, Idaho), Vibra Hospital of Boise, Whitney United Methodist Church
St. Vincent de Paul Southwest Idaho
St. Vincent de Paul Southwest Idaho
St. Vincent de Paul Southwest Idaho
The 2019 Thanksgiving Food Box Project is underway! From the generous donations of local businesses, organizations, churches, and families $125,000 in food has arrived at Expo Idaho. Today and tomorrow, that food will go directly to families in need so that everyone can celebrate thanksgiving!
St. Vincent de Paul Southwest Idaho
St. Vincent de Paul Southwest Idaho
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