Welcome to the
St. Vincent de Paul of Needles, CA
We invite you to browse through our site to learn who we are & what we do. Familiarize yourself with our mission of community outreach. SVdP exists to serve our neighbors in need within Needles, CA, along with our neighbors in Topock & Mohave Valley, AZ. We're all about "neighbors helping neighbors" regardless of race, creed, age, gender, financial or social status.
St. Vincent de Paul Society
St. Jude Conference, Needles, California
Thrift Store & Special Services
839 Front Street, Needles, CA 92363
9:00am ~ 2:00pm
Closed Sunday & Monday
A little about our desert community:
Once a booming railroad town, Needles has dwindled to a small desert oasis of 4,830 people, nestled along the Colorado River across from Arizona.
The closest California city is Barstow, and is located approximately 145 miles away. Employment opportunities are limited here. For some of our community their home in or near Needles is a second home and not their primary residence. 58% of Needles residents are on some sort of public assistance. 35% of our clients come from Arizona and 7% are transients.
We are a Catholic lay organization of Christians, & concerned citizens, following the spirit & example of St. Vincent de Paul. It's God's desire that we be universally loving of the poor. We are helping the less fortunate among us and challenging our community in their responsibility to the social problems that exist in our local area.
"No work of charity is foreign to the Society." Need, not creed determines who is helped, and how.
Love of God, self & neighbor
Service to others
Respect for life
Thanksgiving Day 2016
Over 300 Thanksgiving Day dinners were served at St. Ann's Catholic Church in Fr. Hanley Hall. This included "to go" dinners for some of our community members who have mobility issues. The event was provided in cooperation with SVdP, Set-Free Church, St. Ann's Catholic Church, and the help of over 40 volunteers. Kudos to all for making this annual event such a success.