Home Visitation is carried out by members of the St Vincent de Paul Society on a voluntary basis. Our members belong to Conferences, which are typically parish-based groups of people who respond to calls for assistance from people in need in their local community.
Conference members visit people in their homes and help to find the most appropriate response to the person’s or family’s needs. This will involve being a supportive listener and may also include providing food or food vouchers, clothing, furniture, budget support, assistance with utility bills or back to school costs, information and advocacy.
Who can access this service?
Anyone can access this service providing they have expressed a desire for our assistance. Our members will not visit someone in their home unless they have been invited. The St Vincent de Paul Society is aware of the immense privilege it is to be invited into someone’s home.
We are the one of the only charities in Australia to carry out such visits in homes, hospitals and prisons across the country. The visits are informal and our members are very sensitive to people’s needs. They can have a friendly chat should someone want to or provide assistance in the form of material or financial help where needed.
Where is the service located?
Our conferences meet on a regular basis and work closely with St Vincent de Paul Society's Centres across the country to provide assistance.
Who benefits from Home Visitation?
Home visitation is a way by which people can be supported and encouraged to take control of their lives. It allows members the privileged opportunity to enter another person's home and life, to accompany them as they move forward.
Can I volunteer for this service?
Only conference members can carry out this work. Conferences are typically parish-based groups of people who respond to calls for assistance from people in need in their local community.
How can I find out more?
To find out more about joining a St Vincent de Paul Society Conference in Tasmania please contact us: