Special Works

The SSVP is committed to helping the poor and those in need in any way we can. This help can take many forms, from helping individuals and families in our own community,  feeding and clothing the homeless in cities and assisting those who need our help in areas of great need around the world. SSVP members respond to the needs that they see in the best way that they can.  Sometimes this takes the form of addressing a particular need, we would call this a ‘special work’.

Sandra and Linda, volunteers at the Viewpark Ozanam Club

Ozanam Centres

  • 9-13 Bridgegate, Glasgow – opening times;  Monday – open 11 to 1pm to receive donations of clothing.  Wednesday 4pm to 4.30pm to give out women’s clothing,  Thursday 5pm to 6pm to give out men’s clothing.
  • Holy Trinity & st Barnabus Church, Paisley- opens on a Wednesday and Friday evening for food.

Ozanam Clubs

Ozanam Clubs are social groups for people of all ages with disabilities and special needs. They are held in Viewpark, Carfin, Dundee, Paisley and Hamilton. Contact SSVP National Office for more information.

Furniture Projects

Some of our SSVP Dioceses run furniture projects; collecting furniture in good condition to forward on to those who have sought help from their local Conference.

  • If you have furniture to donate please call our member in your area
    • Lanark             01555 661 305
    • Coatbridge    Please contact SSVP National Office 0141 226 8833
    • Wishaw           Please contact SSVP National Office 0141 226 8833
    • Fife                    01383 412 088 or 07779 005 657
    • Dundee            01382 817 638
    • Paisley              07425 137 411
    • Greenock         07884 202 802
    • Largs                 01475 743 129

Jericho Project

The SSVP Holy Spirit Special Works Conference is a major supporter and contributor to Jericho House Rehabilitation Centre, Greenock.

Rendu Project

SSVP members provide pastoral support to hearing impaired adults.  The group also helps people to learn sign language so that they can help deaf people.

St Vincent’s Hospice Project

St Vincent’s Hospice Special Works Conference in Howwood, Renfrewshire, provides compassion and comfort to the terminally ill and their families at St Vincent’s Hospice.