Working within our own community and extending our reach to help others in Contra Costa County and beyond through direct service, financial assistance and connections with partner organizations, St. Stephen’s strives to embody our mission to know, to love, and to serve Christ.
Winter Nights Family Shelter
St. Stephen’s has helped staff Winter Nights Family Shelter, a mobile homeless shelter for families with children. We partner with St. John Vianney’s in Walnut Creek and serve for one week at their site. We provide meals, activities and other services for the families at the shelter. Click here to visit the sign-up page. You can also donate money to Winter Nights. The funds will be used to purchase food and activity supplies, and to provide gift cards to the shelter for gas or other necessities unique to each family. Visit our secure giving site to make a contribution by credit card, or contact the parish office for help.
Food for Families Program
During the pandemic of early 2020, concerned parishioners at St. Stephen’s launched the Food for Families program to augment our ongoing support of Monument Crisis Center, located in Concord and serving Contra Costa County. Monument Crisis Center currently distributes food to 320 households per day, about triple the number before the pandemic. Direct contributions of staple foods along with financial contributions to the Food for Families program have continued since Summer 2020, a steady stream of support for the emergency food pantry at MCC. Visit our secure giving site to make a contribution by credit card, or contact the parish office for help.