What is Jim Da Silva Farm?

Jim da Silva Farm Nowra is a joint venture of the St Vincent de Paul Society and the NSW Department of Housing providing medium to long term accommodation for men experiencing homelessness who are dealing with ongoing drug and alcohol issues, mental illness, emotional disturbances and/or mild developmental delay.

The peaceful rural setting allows the residents breathing space and time to address their often complex and hugely challenging situations.  The Jim da Silva Farm is more like a home offering a safe, secure and stable community where shattered lives are rebuilt.

The service promotes personal growth by developing new work and living skills which can lead to independent living and employment. The service allows the men to reclaim their lives in a safe space where each person is respected, treated with dignity and develops hope for the future..

 Jim Da Silva Farm is an alcohol and drug free environment.

Who can access this service?

The Jim Da Silva Farm is a unique and specialised environment available to men over the age of 18 experiencing homelessness.

Where is the service located?


Who benefits from Jim Da Silva Farm?

Men experiencing homelessness, disadvantage and mental health issues can benefit from Jim Da Silva Farm through housing support; case management, living skills development, referral and advocacy.

Can I volunteer for this service?

People looking to volunteer and students looking for placements are encouraged to contact Jim Da Silva Farm Manager.

How can I find out more about Jim Da Silva Farm?

PO Box 570
Nowra NSW 2541

Phone: (02) 4423 0640

Fax: (02) 4423 4816

Email: jim.dasilvafarm@vinnies.org.au