Annual Reports

Past Annual Reports

Facts about Poverty in Contra Costa County:

  • 10% of Contra Costa’s 1,670,000 residents live below the federal poverty line, over 167,000 people.

  • 13% of children in Contra Costa live below the national poverty level.

  • 14% of working, adult residents do not have health insurance.

  • Unemployment in CCC increased from 4.2% in 2004 to 8.2% in 2012. But unemployment in certain areas, like Bay Point (16.2%), Pittsburg (13.1%), and Antioch, (9.3%), is significantly higher than the county as a whole.

  • The national poverty level for a family of four is $22,000 per year. This is not adjusted for high cost of living in places like Contra Costa County where the median monthly rent is $1,425 or $15,000 annually.

  • MIT living wage calculator estimates that the minimum annual income necessary for a family of four in Contra Costa County is $47,000. Any family making less is struggling to provide adequate food, housing, clothing, or childcare for their family.


At St. Vincent de Paul of Contra Costa County:

  • 81,000 people served in the last fiscal year, in both direct and in-kind services
  • Over 70,000 volunteer hours per year
  • Over $970,000 of direct financial assistance provided, mostly rental assistance
  • Over $1.5 million of in-kind assistance, mostly food and medical care
  • 29 conferences throughout the county providing direct, volunteer services to those in need
  • Over 870 individual volunteers, (770 Vincentians and over 100 general volunteers)
  • Partnerships with over 30 local agencies including other non-profits, churches, and for-profit corporations