Promoting Dignified Lives Through Person-to-Person Service
Living a dignified life is something we all desire. Our Home Visit program and Voucher Ministry at Society of St. Vincent de Paul are two ways that we promote dignified living for all.
Home Visits Inform Our Support System
As a result of our volunteer Home Visits, we learn so many things. Often we find a family that does not have a place to eat or a bed to sleep on. It is an important component of our ministry to help people live a dignified life. There are many ways that we provide the support needed to do so. Our Vincentians will provide these items, free of charge, to our friends in need. We also might discuss resource referrals that might help a family solve a problem or resolve a serious need.
Vouchers Can Provide Much Needed Goods in a Respectful Way
In select cases, our Vincentian volunteers may provide clothing vouchers for individuals to redeem at our two Resale Stores. A friend can then shop the racks and pick out clothing that they would feel confident wearing and “pay” with that voucher given to them by a Vincentian. In some cases we might provide vouchers for transportation, or gift cards to local grocery store for food and other basic supplies. Vouchers offer a discreet way for those in need to shop for clothing or household goods thus upholding one of our core beliefs that protecting the dignity of the individual and giving them the respect we all deserve is of the utmost importance.
Donate and Help Us Turn Houses Into Homes
Donated furniture and household items turn sadness to smiles and houses into homes. You would be amazed at what a difference only five sets of clothing or a bed to sleep on can make on a family in need.
Donate your gently used clothing and furniture and know that your kindness will do wonders for those in need. Shopping at our stores and making financial donations also help the Society to provide this kind of direct assistance. The Voucher Ministry is funded by a combination of donations, grants, funds raised by our Conference Parishes, and our thrift store revenues.