St. Vincent de Paul of Alameda County (SVdP) was established in 1938 to meet the basic human needs of low-income and homeless people in our community. We operate several human services programs that annually serve 70,000 people, and we also coordinate a network of 600 volunteers that help neighbors in need.
SVdP's programs include:
*The Free Dining Room, which serves up to 1,500 daily hot meals to the hungry
*The Visitation Center, a place where disadvantaged women and children can access hot showers, laundry facilities, educational classes and other daytime services
*The Champion Guidance Center for Men, a drop-in program that offers showers, legal assistance, mail service and peer support for homeless men
*The Food Locker, a food bank that distributes groceries and staples to 150 community groups in Alameda County
*The Champion Workforce, a program that offers workforce development and job placement assistance