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 2013 (7/12-6/13) twelve St. Vincent de Paul volunteers donated 7,263 hours to help 8,081 neighbors in need. Services included the distribution
of more than 93,616 pounds of food to the needy from both our pantry and County commodities. Food distributed from our food pantry was valued at $58,302 plus $4,684 was spent to supplement the commodities distributed.
Holiday meals were served to 425 people during Thanksgiving and Christmas 2012, with a value of $3,400.
Direct financial assistance totaling $2,759 was provided to needy clients to help with such things as utility bills, gasoline, rent, medical expenses, health and hygiene items, school supplies, and funeral expenses.
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 community.
"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