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8 11, 2021

Volunteer of the Month: Bill Clarke – Helping Contra Costa County Smile

By |2021-11-08T16:40:19+00:00November 8th, 2021|Stories of Hope|Comments Off on Volunteer of the Month: Bill Clarke – Helping Contra Costa County Smile

Bill Clarke’s dedication to his work as a “Vincentian,” volunteer is inspiring and motivational. The Dentists on Wheels Pittsburg Free Dental Clinic at St. Vincent de Paul officially saw its first patient on October 7th, 2021. As the first free dental clinic in Contra Costa County, the clinic will provide free dental care [...]

1 11, 2021

SVdP and Dentists on Wheels Team Up to Help Family Remain Housed and Relieve Tooth Pain

By |2021-11-09T17:51:16+00:00November 1st, 2021|Stories of Hope|Comments Off on SVdP and Dentists on Wheels Team Up to Help Family Remain Housed and Relieve Tooth Pain

To help a family who aided the US mission in Afghanistan, the volunteer dentists at Dentists on Wheels perform the first root canal at the Dentists on Wheels Pittsburg Free Dental Clinic at St. Vincent de Paul. Photo by Dylan Bouscher, Courtesy to SVdP Due to privacy and safety concerns, the names in [...]

28 10, 2021

SVdP Opens New Free Dental Clinic for Uninsured Adults

By |2021-11-08T19:01:47+00:00October 28th, 2021|Stories of Hope|Comments Off on SVdP Opens New Free Dental Clinic for Uninsured Adults

Dr. Jeannie Shimane, Dentists on Wheels Founder Shab Farzaneh, and Dentists on Wheels Dental Director Dr. Neda Oromchian welcome one of the free dental clinic’s first patients, Billy Bowman, as they prepare for his examination. A toothache is a dull, incessant pain that is a sign to visit our dentist. For our neighbors [...]

21 10, 2021

SVdP Volunteers Help Veteran’s Family

By |2021-11-08T19:00:53+00:00October 21st, 2021|Stories of Hope|Comments Off on SVdP Volunteers Help Veteran’s Family

US Army Veteran Calvin Brown and his young family received help from SVdP’s St. Callistus Branch, which they are extremely grateful for. When Veterans Affairs Peer Support Specialist James Cherry received a phone call from a veteran he helped before, he knew he had to answer it. “Arlesa called me and just told [...]

4 10, 2021

SVdP “Vincentian” Volunteers Need You

By |2021-11-08T22:09:16+00:00October 4th, 2021|Stories of Hope|Comments Off on SVdP “Vincentian” Volunteers Need You

SVdP Volunteers work closely with their neighbors to help them return to a sustainable lifestyle. Shuttering organizations across the globe, the pandemic has spread suffering like nothing in recent history. Incomes, social interaction, and therapies many in need relied upon disappeared. Here at St. Vincent de Paul of Contra Costa County, volunteer “Vincentians” [...]

3 10, 2021

Volunteers of the Month: SVdP’s St. Callistus Branch Helps Veterans in Need

By |2021-11-08T18:38:40+00:00October 3rd, 2021|Stories of Hope|Comments Off on Volunteers of the Month: SVdP’s St. Callistus Branch Helps Veterans in Need

A veteran herself, SVdP Vincentian Arlesa Miles knew the SVdP team at St. Callistus could help our service members in need. Adapting to the shutdowns has been challenging, but for more vulnerable groups in Contra Costa County, such as veterans who have found themselves on the street, the pandemic has had a much [...]

1 10, 2021

SVdP Car Donation Program Restores Senior Autonomy

By |2021-11-08T17:06:34+00:00October 1st, 2021|Stories of Hope, Uncategorized|Comments Off on SVdP Car Donation Program Restores Senior Autonomy

Sharon Patty receives a car donated through SVdP. The Auto Donation Program at St. Vincent de Paul of Contra Costa County matches donated cars to people in need. For those who donate their unwanted cars, this program provides a tax deduction and extra garage space. For those who receive the donated vehicles, the [...]

4 09, 2021

SVdP Helps Landlord Living on the Street

By |2021-11-08T16:32:06+00:00September 4th, 2021|Stories of Hope|Comments Off on SVdP Helps Landlord Living on the Street

Lisa became homeless when the pandemic hit and her home burnt down. When a family in need approached a St. Vincent de Paul of Contra Costa branch for rental assistance, it started a journey of compassion no one saw coming. “They had all had COVID-19 and then lost their jobs,” Steve Krank, Vincentian [...]

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