Who We Are

     Members of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul (or "Vincentians") are men and women who strive to grow spiritually by offering person-to-person service to individuals in need. We are young and old. Our members come in every shade of skin color. Some of us are wealthy, some are financially poor, but all of us are blessed with an awareness that our blessings (time, talent or treasure) are to be shared with our brothers and sisters in need.

     In Needles, we are the only emergency social services agency serving the poor, hungry and homeless of the local tri-state area on a regular basis.  In addition to operating a thrift store, volunteers provide bags of groceries from our food pantry to those in need, as well as clothing and other necessities.  In cases of extreme financial hardship emergency assistance will be provided for such things as utilities, lodging, gasoline or medications.  

     The St. Jude Conference of St. Vincent de Paul Society in Needles serves in the Catholic Diocese of San Bernardino as an incorporated, 501(c)(3), non-profit charity.  The ministry is supported in part by collections from the parishioners of St. Ann's Catholic Church in Needles, as well as funds raised through the thrift store. Funding is also received through generous individual donors and grants awarded by other charitable organizations.  Contributions to St. Vincent de Paul are tax deductible.

     For more information on the Society and how you can make a difference please call us at (760) 326-4420, or you may email us at svdpneedles@frontier.com
St. Vincent de Paul Society
St. Jude Conference, Needles, California
Thrift Store & Special Services
     St. Ann's Catholic Church in Needles was originally founded in 1888 and replaced by the present church in 1921 after the original building was destroyed by fire.  St. Ann's is the oldest Catholic church in the Diocese of San Bernardino.
James: 2:15-16  If a brother or sister has nothing to wear and has no food for the day, and one of you says to them, "Go in peace, keep warm, and eat well," but you do not give them the necessities of the body, what good is it?     (From the New American Bible)