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.
Food for Families Program
In response to this critical need, concerned parishioners at St. Stephen’s have launched the Food for families program to augment our current support of the Monument Crisis Center, located in Concord and serving Contra Costa County. The Monument Crisis Center currently distributes food to 320 households per day, about triple the number before the pandemic. St. Stephen’s has been a long-time supporter and you can learn more about this tremendous organization’s website. Learn more about our work on the program’s page.
Winter Nights Family Shelter
St. Stephen’s has helped staff Winter Nights Family Shelter, a mobile homeless shelter for families with children sponsored by the Interfaith Council of Contra Contra Costa County. 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. 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. Write your check to St. Stephen’s with “Winter Nights” in the memo.
Plant sale for St. Dorothy’s Hospital Camps
An annual plant sale sponsored by Ann Lawrence, Dan Swander and the Garden Club to raise money for St. Dorothy’s Hospital Camps.