Our core service is providing assistance on a person to person basis. Called a home visit, this consists of a pair of volunteer visiting clients’ homes to discuss their specific needs and offer support.
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, or volunteer groups spread across Southwest Idaho. Everyone who calls our help line for assistance 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.
Our volunteers who provide home visits are called Vincentians. The Vincentians share, with those in need, the simple fellowship of a listening ear and a caring heart in addition to the material assistance. The Society of St. Vincent de Paul helps all in need without judgment, it’s in our nature to help.