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29 05, 2020

Improvise, Adapt, Overcome: The New Normal for our Volunteers.

By |2020-05-29T22:42:27+00:00May 29th, 2020|Latest News, Uncategorized|0 Comments

St. Vincent de Paul's District Council meets virtually. St. Vincent de Paul of Contra Costa County (SVdP) has been helping our neighbors in Contra Costa for a long time – more than 56 years. We have seen many families and individuals through thick and thin and cheered for them when they finally got [...]

29 05, 2020

As Mr. Rogers would say, look for the helpers!

By |2020-05-30T15:09:04+00:00May 29th, 2020|Latest News, Uncategorized|0 Comments

District 5 Supervisor Federal Glover assists with St. Vincent de Paul's Food Distribution on May 22nd. “When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, "Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.” ― Fred Rogers St. Vincent de Paul [...]

30 03, 2020

Update on SVdP’s Programs & Services During the Coronavirus Pandemic

By |2020-03-31T00:05:26+00:00March 30th, 2020|Latest News|0 Comments

Last updated 3/30/2020 To our friends, volunteers, supporters and staff, With the many challenges facing how we can continue to serve our neighbors in need while still adhering to the ever-changing guidelines/restrictions in place to minimize the spread of the COVID-19 virus, St. Vincent de Paul of Contra Costa County will be doing the following: [...]

17 03, 2020

Emergency Support Needed to Supplement St. Vincent de Paul’s Assistance for Vulnerable Families

By |2020-03-17T23:49:07+00:00March 17th, 2020|Latest News, Uncategorized|0 Comments

St. Vincent de Paul of Contra Costa County, (SVdP) is in need of emergency financial support to shore up our ability for SVdP to meet the basic needs of residents in local Contra Costa communities created by the impact of COVID-19. SVdP has already begun to help those impacted by COVID-19. Many neighbors no longer [...]

19 02, 2020

Granting Wishes for Wheels: The St. Vincent de Paul Auto Assistance Program

By |2020-02-19T22:20:16+00:00February 19th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

“It’s totally life-changing. It’s an added sense of security – I can get my kids to where they need to be on time, and get to work on time,” says Veronica G, a recipient of a car from St. Vincent de Paul’s Auto Assistance Program. The Auto Assistance program has been a part of St. [...]

19 02, 2020

February Volunteer of the Month: Dr. Hamid Khonsari

By |2020-02-20T16:58:15+00:00February 19th, 2020|Latest News|0 Comments

Dr. Hamid Khonsari, our current Medical Director at the Rotacare Pittsburg Free Medical Clinic at St. Vincent de Paul, lives and breathes the ethos of giving back to his community – and the world. This is why Dr. Khonsari is a perfect fit at St. Vincent de Paul of Contra Costa County, where volunteers are [...]

21 01, 2020

Meet Gwen Watson – January Volunteer of the Month

By |2020-01-21T19:57:32+00:00January 21st, 2020|Latest News, Uncategorized|0 Comments

    Born and raised in New Orleans, Gwen Watson’s journey to St. Vincent de Paul of Contra Costa County took some time and travel. After obtaining a Business Education degree from Louisiana State University, she worked in Louisiana teaching high school students who were interested in pursuing vocational careers. After relocating to Northern California [...]

20 12, 2019

A Year of Gratitude – Claudia L. Ramirez

By |2019-12-23T17:31:15+00:00December 20th, 2019|Latest News|0 Comments

As I sit to write this end-of-year message one word comes to mind – gratitude. A great definition of gratitude that I came across is from the Harvard Medical School: Gratitude is a thankful appreciation for what an individual receives, whether tangible or intangible. With gratitude, people acknowledge the goodness in their lives. In the [...]

16 12, 2019

De La Salle Lacrosse Team sponsors 10th Annual Turkey Drive for St. Vincent de Paul

By |2019-12-23T22:24:53+00:00December 16th, 2019|Latest News|0 Comments

  The De La Salle Lacrosse team sponsored the 10th year of the St. Vincent de Paul-St. Francis of Assisi Thanksgiving Food Distribution on November 23, 2019!  Over the past ten years, over $28,000 has been raised, over 1,350 turkeys have been distributed and over 1,620 volunteer hours have been provided by DLS Lacrosse players, [...]

22 11, 2019

November Volunteer of the Month: Chelo Gonzalez

By |2019-12-23T18:43:50+00:00November 22nd, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

  Chelo Gonzalez had been exposed to the work of St. Vincent de Paul through her grandparents - they were active volunteers, “Vincentians” in the organization. Chelo spent a lot of time with her grandparents growing up, and they always seemed to be involved in helping someone in need via SVdP. With the hustle and [...]