Home Visits- Mid to North Island

The Society has provided home visitation on Vancouver Island since 1916. By visiting people in their homes, the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul (SSVP) aims to help men, women, and families to break their cycle of poverty and disadvantage. Regular visiting with attention to building relationships based on trust and friendship are what gives the SSVP its unique character.

Visits are made to individuals and families, to the sick at home or in hospitals and hospices, to residential homes and to offender institutes. Loneliness is growing, especially among the elderly, so members spend a lot of time visiting housebound people to prevent them from feeling isolated. Many appreciate a friendly face and enjoy a chat over a cup of tea, knowing that someone cares.

What is a home visit?  Check out this video on home visits from the Saint Vincent de Paul Toronto Central Council

How do I get a Home Visit?

Please call the following numbers to inquire about a Home Visit:

  • Nanaimo area:  Contact the St. Peter's Conference at 250-753-8500 
  • Port Alberni area:  Contact the Notre Dame Conference at 250-723-7721
  • Courtenay and Comox area:  Contact the Christ the King Conference at 250-334-0070
  • Campbell River area:  Contact the Our Lady of Guadalupe Conference at 250-287-4911

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