Working through our conferences and with partner organizations, St. Vincent de Paul of Contra Costa County serves about 200,000 local residents in need every year. The numbers do not provide a complete picture of the service Vincentian staff and volunteers provide to our community: some impact cannot be quantified—along with basic safety net services, St. Vincent de Paul gives people hope for the future, a nonjudgmental place to seek solace, a second chance, and sometimes, just a reason to smile again.
To that end, St. Vincent de Paul provides approximately:
200 hot meals per day
We provide a hot lunch daily for up to 200 guests at our Pittsburg dining room, operated in partnership with Loaves & Fishes of Contra Costa County.
1500 medical patient visits for the uninsured
Volunteer medical staff at the Rotacare Pittsburg Free Medical Clinic at St. Vincent de Paul provided about 1500 patient visits for uninsured people in Contra Costa County.
Groceries and other food assistance for about 150,000 people
Our branches throughout the county and our one-time emergency food pantry at the Family Resource Center in Pittsburg provide groceries and other food assistance for about 150,000 people.
Clothing for more than 8,000 people
Our thrift stores in Contra Costa County provide clothing for up to 8,000 people annually.
Daytime shelter for up to 700 people
In partnership with Winter Nights Shelter, St. Vincent de Paul offers cold-season daytime shelter for more than 700 people per year at our Family Resource Center in Pittsburg.
Job training for 20 individuals facing barriers to employment
St. Vincent de Paul’s Workforce Development Program provides paid, part time on-the-job training, mentoring, and skills development classes for up to 20 people facing serious challenges to finding work like past incarceration, addiction, or status-based discrimination.