St Vincent’s Family Project (SVFP) is a Christian organisation and a registered charity.
The Project has been supporting young families in Westminster since 1996 and continues to enjoy a reputation for providing exciting programmes for parents and children alike.
It is based in the Methodist Central Hall, Westminster.
St Vincent’s Family Project aims to support young families especially where there are difficulties. It addresses the issues of parenting, child welfare and social exclusion by providing services for parents / carers and children.
It aims to be sensitive to the needs of children and also provide resources for parents to strengthen family life.
It works primarily amongst vulnerable families who are experiencing deprivation and the wider effects of poverty. It aims to offer an experience of community which inspires, supports and enables positive change in the lives of those who use its services.
The Project welcomes people from all backgrounds without discrimination. It gives priority to those in the most need.
We achieve our mission by providing a range of services for parents and children.
What we do
The services we provide include:
Family Space – provides support to young families especially where there are difficulties. It includes a family drop-in centre, Crèche facilities, development courses to strengthen parenting and encourage healthy living, a programme of activities for both adults and children, outreach work to isolated families, 1 to 1 work with parents, support groups, and family learning workshops.
AnD Space - offers therapeutic help (Art Therapy and Drama Therapy) for children aged 5 to 13 years experiencing emotional difficulties and at risk of underachieving at school. Individual and group sessions.
Safe Space – enables children of separated parents to have continued contact with a non resident parent. A child contact centre provides supported contact and supervised contact is available on an individual basis.