St. Vincent House

The St. Vincent House strives to create a home-away-from-home for Ascension St. Vincent patient families from around the state of Indiana and beyond. Many of our patients come from long distances for treatment and stay for extended periods of time, including newborns in our Neonatal Intensive Care Unit to transplant, trauma and cancer patients. The St. Vincent House provides a place to stay and amenities that are meaningful and needed during serious and sometimes life-altering healthcare events. 

Volunteers may become engaged at the St. Vincent House by signing up for regular shifts or special projects such as planting flowers, raking leaves, and organizing craft, meal and social activities for families.

Ways to Volunteer for the St. Vincent House

Helping Hands - Currently on hold 


Magnificent Meal Makers

1. Sign up at this link https://takethemameal.com/meals.php?t=OBRU8077

2. Cater a meal from a local restaurant (Or purchase already prepackaged meals) for 20 guests
Suggestions include Jimmy John’s, Panera, Chick fil A

• We ask that everything be individually wrapped (We ask that no meal prepping in the kitchen) 
• Up to five volunteers can serve
• Serving gloves are available in the kitchens and masks must be worn at all times
• Volunteers will be screened upon entry, Covid precautions in place

3. We ask that you provide:

• Food, paper products, plastic ware, cups and drinks for 20 guests. 
• Breakfast is served from 8a-10a and Dinner is served from 6-7PM
• We have coffee makers available and we supply the coffee, creamer, sugar, and we have ice available in the freezers.

4. When you arrive at the house:

• Feel free to arrive as early as needed, and pull up in the front loop to unload. We have a luggage cart you are welcome to use.
• We ask that all volunteers fill out a release and waiver form. This can be completed ahead of time too. 

5. After you serve your meal:

• Maintaining a clean environment is our top priority of the House and thank you for helping with this!  We ask you to please wipe off the tables, countertops upon arrival and after the meal.  
• We would greatly appreciate you taking out the trash to the dumpster in the parking lot. Extra trash bags are at the front desk if needed. 
• Feel free to place dirty towels on top of the washer in the laundry room.

Other Opportunities

• Donate Wish List items (nonperishable and pantry items)
• Create Welcome Bags for guests (purchase supplies and assemble)
• Create Thinking of You Cards for the families

Please contact Connie Cripe, Director of the St. Vincent House, at Connie.Cripe@ascension.org, or fill out the form below, with any questions. 

Volunteer Information

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If you would like to donate items to fulfill needs at the St. Vincent House and it's guests please visit our Wish List page.

If you would like to donate to the St. Vincent House please visit our Donation page.

 
Ascension St. Vincent Foundation | 8402 Harcourt Road Suite 210  
Indianapolis, IN 46260
 
Phone: (317) 338-2338 | Fax: (317) 338-2171