The St Vincent de Paul Society offers a range of Community Inclusion programs and services that focus on inclusion, access, and participation for those in our community who are experiencing social exclusion. Our programs and services range from community centres and hubs to outreach and community development projects and all primarily focus on connection and community strengthening through various forms of practice.
All are welcome. None of our inclusion services need a referral and do not require evidence of need.
Build friendships and enjoy studio time. No experience necessary.
The Shed provides activities including woodwork, manual arts, upholstery, gardening programs and social interaction opportunities for retired men, war veterans and persons with a disability or mental illness residing in the local area.
It also provides woodwork and upholstery programs for people with disabilities in partnership with St Vincent de Paul’s Mary Mackillop Outreach.
The Ozanam Learning Centre (OLC) is a Vinnies community centre in Woolloomooloo where you can connect, learn, participate in activities, and access support. Our work is aimed at providing opportunities for inclusion and support for those who need it.
Ozanam Outreach provides quality community programs for anyone living on the Central Coast. There are opportunities for anyone over the age of 18 to learn, grow and participate in a range of community activities and programs.
Vinnies Connect offers people support in achieving their goals. We aim to improve the quality of life and self-confidence of individuals through the power of mentorship..
We match adults with a caring mentor to assist and encourage goal achievement. The mentor and mentee catch up regularly in the community. It is also possible to simply catch up by telephone or online if it is not possible to catch up face to face.
St Joseph’s Workshop is a volunteer-based service that supports the work of the St Vincent de Paul Society by manufacturing a range of high quality furniture items that are provided to people who are experiencing hardship. The service operates from a well-equipped factory and provides opportunities for volunteers to use their skills and/or learn new skills in a supportive and welcoming environment.