Social Services

The Sisters of St. John of God have always responded to the needs of the time and have been closely associated with the people among whom they have lived and worked.

This response has taken on many and varied forms in both professional and voluntary capacities.

Sheltered Housing for the Elderly

In Rathdowney and Enniscorthy, sheltered housing for the elderly has proved to be very successful. This success is partly due to the commitment of the community of Sisters of St John of God who care for the elderly residents in their respective locations.

Meals on Wheels

In Wexford of the 1950s one building on the quayside was known as the 'Penny Dinners'. Here the Sisters of St John of God prepared and served dinner to the many poor and homeless of the area. This developed into what we now know as 'Meals on Wheels. We continue to support such projects as helpers and drivers.

Wheelchair Association

Because of the involvement of our Sisters with the Wheelchair Association for many years the Sisters of St John of God presented the Association with a large site beside our Kilkenny Convent. On this site, independent living units have been built for the wheelchair-bound.

St. Vincent de Paul

Because of our commitment to the materially poor, our Sisters are encouraged to network with the St Vincent de Paul Society and to become members when feasible.