St. Vincent de Paul celebrates 50th Anniversary in Contra Costa County, this Saturday

On Saturday, November 8, 2014, St. Vincent de Paul of Contra Costa County, (SVdP), will hold its 50th Anniversary Event at St. John Vianney Church and Mullen Commons, marking a half-century of service to the poor in the county. The 5:00 pm Mass on Saturday, November 8 will feature celebrant The Most Reverend Michael C. Barber, SJ, Bishop of Oakland. Please join Bishop Barber and members of the St. Vincent de Paul of Contra Costa County organization celebrating this significant milestone.

Date: Saturday, November 8, 2014,

Mass: 5:00 pm

Reception/Dinner: 6:00pm

Venue: St. John Vianney Church and Mullen Commons, 1650 Ygnacio Valley Rd, Walnut Creek

Tickets: $50/person available at

Our Services

St. Vincent de Paul assists more than 200,000 county residents annually, providing basic human services while families stabilize and work toward improving their situation long-term.

SVdP’s goal is to resolve the problems of hunger, homelessness, unemployment, suffering and low health outcomes in Contra Costa by providing a complement of services including:

Emergency Assistance and Benefits Access/Referral, (County-wide), 650 Vincentians, located at 27 conferences throughout the county, operate 21 food pantries, provide emergency assistance, (e.g. rental assistance, utility assistance, transportation, homeless prevention), and referral/access to additional community services.  Over 150,000 residents are served annually by Vincentians.

Free Adult Medical Clinic, (Pittsburg), the RotaCare Pittsburg Free Medical Clinic at St. Vincent de Paul, is a free clinic that provides care for the uninsured, providing over 3,700 patient visits since opening in 2011.

Free Dining Room, (Pittsburg) providing 40,000 hot meals annually in partnership with Loaves & Fishes of Contra Costa.

21 Free Food Pantries, (21 locations), providing food annually valued at $1.5M to hungry and low-income individuals and families in the County.

Free Clothing and Furniture, (Pleasant Hill and Pittsburg), via our Thrift Stores, providing over $100,000 in clothing and furniture to needy individuals and families annually.

Workforce Development Program, (Pleasant Hill and Pittsburg), providing job training, mentorship and paid, part-time transitional employment for those returning to society from incarceration, addiction, and/or homelessness.

Daytime Homeless Shelter, (Pittsburg), in partnership with Winter Nights Shelter, providing daytime shelter for up to 700 individuals annually.

One Warm Coat Program, (County-wide), distributing over 4,000 warm coats in the County per year.

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