Welcome to the St. Vincent de Paul
We invite you to browse through our site to learn who we are, what we do, and familiarize yourself with our mission of community outreach. The local St. Jude Conference exists to serve our neighbors in need within Needles, California, along with our neighbors in Topock and Mohave Valley, Arizona. 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
During FY 2014 (7/13-6/14) our volunteers logged 7,170 hours to help 9,465 clients in need. In-kind client aid for the year totaled $75,946 of which $72,308 was for food from our pantry and for commodities supplements. Other in-kind aid was for clothing and other incidentals.
A total of 325 holiday meals were served at Thanksgiving and Christmas.
Food distributed from our pantry and commodities totaled approximately 108,590 pounds.
Direct cash grants for utilities assistance, gas vouchers, pharmacy or medical assistance, and other projects to help the needy totaled $4,885. Other projects included Adopt-a-Family at Christmas-time, aid to Head Start students, and health and hygiene items for needy high school students.
The population of Needles is 4,830 with the closest city in California approximately 145 miles away (Barstow). 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 and concerned citizens following the spirit and example of St. Vincent de Paul. It is 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 and neighbor
Service to others
Respect for life