The Society has provided home visitation on Vancouver Island since 1916. By visiting people in
their homes, the St Vincent de Paul Society aims to help men, Women and families to break their
cycle of poverty and disadvantage. Regular visiting with attention to building relationships
based on trust and friendship are what gives the SSVP its unique character.
Visits are made to individuals and families, to the sick at home or in hospitals and hospices, to
residential homes and to offender institutes. Loneliness, especially among the elderly is growing,
so members spend a lot of time visiting housebound people to prevent them from feeling
isolated. Many appreciate a friendly face and enjoy a chat over a cup of tea, knowing that
How do I get a Homevisit?
Homevisits are arranged through the Social Concern Office.
Visit their website or call (250) 382-0712