Direct Assistance


The good works of the Society include direct assistance. Direct asssistance is carried out by volunteer members of the St Vincent de Paul Society. Our members belong to Conferences, which are typically parish-based groups who respond to calls for assistance from people in need in their local community. Conference members visit people in their homes, in hospitals and in prisons. In some country centres Conference members interview people needing assistance in the local Vinnies Centres. We try to find the most appropriate response to the needs of individuals and families. This may involve having a friendly chat or it might involve providing information, advocacy, food or food vouchers, clothing, furniture, budget support, assistance with utility bills or back to school costs.

For Direct Assistance, please contact:

Phone: (02) 6282 2722

Vinnies also has program that we call Special Works. Special Works programs that provide direct assistance and education support include: