The Home Visit: The Heart of the Society's Service
Many of our Society’s services are recognizable from the Catholic Corporal Works of Mercy. We feed and clothe, shelter and transport, and heal and help.
How We Do It
We believe that helping neighbors starts at home. At the heart of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul – Archdiocesan Council of St. Louis service is the home visit. Neighborhood-based volunteers, called Vincentians, make home visits to offer hope and help; the home visit also gives a better assessment of the family’s circumstances and needs. Working in groups of two, Vincentians make thousands of these in-home, person-to-person visits each year. The Society also partners with other agencies, nonprofits and people of good will to provide other services and offer a total package of support.
The Society funds direct assistance through a combination of donations, grants, and funds raised by our parish-based conferences (chapters) and our thrift store revenues. If you are interested in the transformative power of helping others, the Society of St. Vincent de Paul – Archdiocesan Council of St. Louis is for you. Find the group nearest you with our conference finder. Donate. Shop. Volunteer. Become a Corporate Partner. To learn more, contact us today.