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11 10, 2019

Meet our Neighbors: Bertha and Onaji

By |2019-10-11T22:03:40+00:00October 11th, 2019|Latest News, Uncategorized|0 Comments

  Every fall, the halls of St. Vincent de Paul’s Family Resource Center get noisier and more crowded with the laughter (and sometimes tears!) of our friends in need, like Onaji- who’s 4. St. Vincent de Paul operates the shelter in partnership with Interfaith Contra Costa's Winter Nights program. During the evenings, Winter Nights coordinates [...]

8 10, 2019

Volunteer of the Month October: Maurice Lafayette

By |2019-10-11T22:18:38+00:00October 8th, 2019|Latest News, Uncategorized|0 Comments

    “My first experience going to a person-in-need in the community was a gentleman who was living out of his car in San Ramon,” said Maurice Lafayette, “His car had two flat tires. We gave him assistance to deal with it – but the auto technician refused it. They ended up donating 2 new [...]

28 08, 2019

August Volunteer of the Month: Ruben Ocampo

By |2019-08-29T15:28:12+00:00August 28th, 2019|Latest News, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Ruben Ocampo has been a volunteer with St. Vincent de Paul for over 5 years and considers his work with SVdP to be a reflection of his own personal values. "I want to give back to those less fortunate," Ocampo says, "I can feel their weakness, their sorrows, and vulnerabilities. I am motivated to help [...]

28 08, 2019

You can keep your dignity while receiving help at SVdP

By |2019-08-29T15:31:47+00:00August 28th, 2019|Latest News, Uncategorized|0 Comments

We are so grateful to you for your support of our programs. Your donation goes on to touch the lives of thousands – whether the most vulnerable in our community are facing an urgent need or someone who has suffered a severe sudden setback. The high cost of living negatively effects many of us, especially [...]

19 07, 2019

St. Vincent de Paul Celebrates 55 years

By |2019-07-23T18:19:54+00:00July 19th, 2019|Latest News|0 Comments

  On June 29th, St. Vincent de Paul celebrated 55 years of service to the community by hosting over 200 Vincentians, volunteers and supports at St. Stephen Church in Walnut Creek.   Sister Paule Freeburg, a member of the Daughters of Charity and the Western Region Spiritual Advisor to St. Vincent de Paul, captured the [...]

12 07, 2019

Volunteers of the Month: Randy and Donna Trana

By |2019-07-31T15:41:42+00:00July 12th, 2019|Latest News, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Randy and Donna Trana have been volunteering with St. Vincent de Paul since they moved to the area about 3 years ago. To them, it was an easy transition to make, considering they had moved for job-related reasons in the past all over the country. This time, however, they wanted to be closer to their [...]

3 06, 2019

Volunteer of the Month: Shawnna Costanzo

By |2019-06-03T22:07:12+00:00June 3rd, 2019|Latest News|0 Comments

Shawnna Costanzo, who grew up in Cheyenne, Wyoming, has been an active participant in all things Vincentian for the past 12 years. She initially got involved with the St. Vincent de Paul, (SVdP), Conference at St. Bonaventure in Concord - without knowledge of what St. Vincent de Paul was, or what was to come. Shawnna [...]

2 05, 2019

Volunteer of the Month: Doris Snyder

By |2019-05-02T21:53:11+00:00May 2nd, 2019|Latest News|0 Comments

Doris Snyder, an active member of St. Vincent de Paul’s (SVdP), Conference at St. John Vianney Church in Walnut Creek had amazing role models growing up in Colombia. “I had two aunts who were Vincentian nuns, and I had so much respect and admiration for their work on behalf of the poor.  When I found [...]

28 03, 2019

The WorkForce Development Program at St. Vincent de Paul is starting soon!

By |2019-03-28T18:56:50+00:00March 28th, 2019|Latest News|0 Comments

The WorkForce Development Program at St. Vincent de Paul provides paid training and part-time work experience over a 24 week period. For those who are new to or have been out of the workforce, we teach the top skills job-seekers need to master the job search process. Trainees are assigned to the thrift store/warehouse or [...]

25 01, 2019

St. Vincent de Paul Helps Gather and Distribute Coats for the Needy

By |2019-01-28T22:09:20+00:00January 25th, 2019|Latest News|0 Comments

Every year, St. Vincent de Paul participates in the One Warm Coat Drive. This coat drive was sponsored by Representative Rebecca Bauer Kahan and SVdP was able to gather nearly 5000 coats for distribution to needy individuals and families in Contra Costa County.  So many coats were collected that we have been able to provide coats [...]