Marge was a troubled woman in her mid-thirties, suffering from drug addiction, alcoholism and, as is so often the case, loneliness. Things improved when the SVP got to know her.
Initially Marge was unkempt and unwashed for much of the time, and no longer able to look after herself. She still attended Mass however, where the SVP president befriended her, slowly gaining her trust. Members started to visit Marge at home, bringing her clean clothes and even helping to bathe her. One evening, high on alcohol, Marge stumbled into the church, causing a huge disturbance. Eventually the police were called and they took her to hospital. She was unwell and her legs were covered with painful sores. Social services helped Marge to treat her addictions and eventually found a flat for her, not in our parish, but further away. The SVP have helped Marge through all of these life changes, making sure that wherever she is, she is clean, comfortable and has food to eat. Even now that she is housed in another part of London, SVP members continue to pop in to check on her and make sure that she always has someone to turn to in times of need.