Home Visitation

What is the Home Visitation?

Home Visitation is one of  the oldest services provided by the St Vincent de Paul Society. It provides support, friendship and material assistance to people in prison, hospitals, nursing homes and family homes and to those who are homeless.

Our conference members visit people in their homes to help find the most appropriate response to their needs. This can involve a range of factors, from being a supportive listener, providing food or food vouchers, clothing, furniture, budget support, assistance with utility bills, back-to-school costs, information and advocacy.

Who can access Home Visitation?

People who are in need of assistance and companionship are able to access Home Visitation. This might mean an elderly person in a nursing home, someone unwell in a hospital or those who require in-home support.

Where is the service located?

Home Visitation runs across the State through our conferences and reaches out to households providing support and services.

Who benefits from Home Visitation?

The service provides support to people in prison, hospitals, nursing homes and family homes and to those who are homeless.

Can I help?

Home Visitation is run through the support of St Vincent de Paul Society members. To find out more about becoming a member of the Society, please click

How can I find out more?

Our Victorian central office is always happy to help. Please call 1800 305 330 (Victoria only). For volunteer enquiries, please call 1300 736 933.