W3.CSS The St. Vincent de Paul Rentry Conference is an interfaith group who provide assistance to men and women recently released from prison. The mission is to support ex-offenders in various ways so that they have a successful transition back into society. Many members of this conference have been formerly incarcerated or have had family incarcerated. This way, the conference members better understand the unique challenges of reentry and can provide resources to match ex-offender's needs. This is an all volunteer group that started in Ada County and has just expanded to Canyon County in 2018.

Home Visits

The heart of our ministry is the home visit. Since we began our home visits in July 2013 we have made over 2,000 home visits. In FY 2018 we made 567 home visits. We go in pairs of two out and meet the individual wherever they are living or staying. We listen to their needs and struggles. From there, we can help in various ways. Primarily this is rent assistance, clothing or merchandise vouchers for our thrift stores, and transportation help such as a 30 day bus pass or a bicycle. We also bring a wealth of information on other resources and can provide referrals to many different organizations to match the individual's needs.

Help Line

If you are recently released from prison and in need of assistance, please call our help line. Make sure to clearly state that you are looking for a reentry home visit. That way we can connect you with the correct home visit conference.

Breaking the Chain of Recidivism

Recidivism is a major issue in Idaho throughout America. In three years, 66% of released inmates are rearrested. This is an alarming statistic that we are committed to change. When provide assistance through the Reentry Conference and our other Reentry Services, we make a real impact in peoples lives and cut down on this rate.

How You Can Help Out or Learn More

Whether you are interested volunteering as a Reentry Home Visitor or helping out behind the scenes, we would love to have you on the team. Also, if you have any questions about Reentry, we would be more than happy to answer them. Fill out the form below and someone will be in contact shortly.

St. Vincent de Paul Southwest Idaho
St. Vincent de Paul Southwest Idaho
COVID-19 Update 3/25/20
Based on the new stay-at-home order we have modified our Coronavirus response.

-Effectively Immediately; all of our Thrift Stores are Closed until further notice
-The Meridian food pantry is closed until further notice. Clients are encouraged to visit our Overland food pantry.
-That food pantry has been deemed essential and will stay open as long as there are volunteers and food on the shelves.

We are not an organization with a large savings account or assets tied up for a rainy day. We always give what we have to the community. This pandemic has left us without many of our revenue streams and more requests for assistance than ever before. We are hemorrhaging cash and resources. We could close our doors, but the community needs us. So we need you. If you are in a stable financial position, please consider an emergency donation to St. Vincent de Paul Southwest Idaho.

We are standing up for our neighbors in this crisis, will you stand with us?

Donate online right now and view all Coronavirus details at www.svdpid.org
St. Vincent de Paul Southwest Idaho
St. Vincent de Paul Southwest Idaho
Thank you to all the amazing volunteers, donors, and sponsors who have stepped up thus far to help us during this pandemic crisis. We could not do it without you!

If you are interested in volunteering or donating to make a difference during the pandemic please visit our website at www.svdpid.org
St. Vincent de Paul Southwest Idaho
St. Vincent de Paul Southwest Idaho
Today, we had demand unlike anything we had ever seen before at our food pantries. When we opened our Overland location, cars were lined up three blocks down. Many individuals are facing unprecedented financial stress from the Coronavirus Pandemic.

We wont close our doors until the last can on the shelf is gone or we run out of funds. We are in this, together. If you're able to help us help others, please visit us online at www.svdpid.org to get involved in the fight to help our neighbors.
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