Here at St. Vincent's Family Project we aim to target the most vulnerable and excluded in society. Through measuring our impact on our service users we are able to deliver effective services. The three aspects of our charity provide a beneficial support system that is much needed in our community.

Our Services


At Family Space, we see isolated single parents, people with no family support, families struggling with poverty, mental health and living with the repercussions of domestic abuse or forced migration. Family Space provides support services, parenting programmes and crèche support for children under 5. Through Creative Arts Therapy, we help school children aged 4-13 who are struggling with emotional difficulties, which are getting in the way of their home life, schooling and friendships. On top of this, through Volunteer Space we are able to offer local residents and student volunteers greatly needed work experience and placements for their therapeutic and social work courses.



Family Space


In the last year we have helped:

  • 140 Families from 39 different ethnic backgrounds in Family Space
  • 41 parents completed parenting courses
  • 23 families benefitted from one to one family welfare support
  • 28 parents were a part of the healthy living course
  • SVFP gave out 1502 nappies following our Feel fresh online campaign

Outcomes:

An evaluation was carried out to measure our impact on the development of the resilience of families. These were against 4 key outcome headings: Reduce social isolation; improve mental held and well-being; improve parent and children’s confidence and reduce family conflict. Of these:

  • 90% of families strongly agreed SVFP helped them towards reducing social isolation
  • 86% of families strongly agreed SVFP helped them improve their mental health or well-being
  • 94% of families agreed or strongly agreed that SVFP helped them towards improving their confidence
  • 89% of families said the support had helped reduce family conflicts.

Creative Arts Therapy


In the last year we held:

  • 318 Creative Arts Therapy sessions (both one to one and group) helping children face troubling emotions
  • 26 Children from the Westminster area had Art Therapy and Drama-therapy sessions

To understand the personal impact we have on our families and children, please visit our Personal Stories section which describes how both Family Space and Creative Arts Therapy have helped individuals who have used our services. 

Volunteering


In the last year we have benefitted from:

  • 7913 hours of time volunteered to the charity
  • 55 volunteers in total 
  • Volunteers have been given the opportunity to have direct face-to-face work with our client families and supported our fundraising, marketing, administration and events

To understand the personal impact we have on our volunteers and interns, please visit our Volunteer and Intern Stories section, where they describe their role at the charity and how it benefitted their personal development.

Your help


We are not able to achieve any of these results without your help