St Vincent de Paul
The Society of St Vincent de Paul is an independent Catholic lay organisation inspired by the teachings of Jesus Christ.
Members (Vincentians) work to promote human dignity and justice through personal contact with those in need, hence the motto, “People Helping People”.
They have a team of volunteers committed to helping our community, no matter how big or small your need is.
How they can help:
The Society connects up those who want to help with those who really need it. Each local Conference of the Society responds to local needs. Their work is carried out by members and volunteers, supported by a small number of professional staff.
Typical works of the Society include:
Visiting and befriending the elderly
Visiting people in prison and hospital
Helping migrant families to settle in the local communities
Helping disadvantaged families with food, doctor and dentist bills
Advocating on behalf of individuals and groups in need
They also run a network of Vinnies Shops, which offer affordable goods and clothes to the wider community - with proceeds going to support disadvantaged people and families.
These free services are responsive and compassionate, provided without judgment or discrimination.
Providing basic food parcels for families and individuals who are in immediate or long-term need of assistance.
Helping you get the full assistance you qualify for from Government services.
Providing support, friendship and material assistance to people in prison, hospitals, nursing homes, family homes, the homeless and anyone experiencing loneliness.
Home Visitations are one of the oldest services provided by the Saint Vincent de Paul Society. It provides support, friendship and material assistance to people in prison, hospitals, nursing homes, family homes, the homeless and anyone experiencing loneliness.
Our members visit people in their homes, hospitals, nursing homes and prison to help find the most appropriate response to their needs. This can involve a range of activities, from being a supportive listener, catching up over a coffee, transporting, cleaning, helping cook meals and more.
Who can have a visit?
Anyone who is in need of assistance and companionship. This might mean an elderly person in a nursing home, someone unwell in a hospital or those who require in-home support.
How do I get a visit?
Visitation support is predominately provided through our Local Groups. This covers individuals and families from Tawa to Levin.
Donations of goods and furniture are welcome, as are cash donations.
Give us a call as a first step:
Bernie 021 406 427
John 06 367 2467
Kilian 06 367 0474
SVdP Levin Bank a/c for direct donations: 01 6932 0308328 11