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placeholder June 27, 2016   •   VOL. 54, NO. 12   •   Oakland, CA

Ready for the ribbon cutting at St. Vincent de Paul of Contra Costa County's South Wing Expansion project are from left, Derek Jernstadt, CEO of HEDCO Foundation; Bill Sabin; Nancy Sabin; Melanie Anguay, executive director of SVdP; Kathleen Odne, executive director of Dean and Margaret Lesher Foundation; Jim Noe, SVdP past board president and project manager; Mark Friedman, executive director of the Thomas J. Long Foundation; and Ron Costanzo, SVdP board president.

SVdP expands, upgrades Pittsburg resource center

Expansion and renovations to St. Vincent de Paul of Contra Costa County's Pittsburg Family Resource Center not only have upgraded the building to current Americans with Disabilities Act standards and met code and seismic requirements, but they have added space to the free medical clinic that operates there.

Volunteer help wanted
RotaCare Pittsburg Free Medical Clinic at St. Vincent de Paul needs volunteer physicians and other medical professionals. The clinic, which takes care of patients who have no medical insurance, is open 4-8 p.m. every Wednesday, and 9 a.m.-noon second and fourth Saturdays at 2210 Gladstone Drive, Pittsburg. Since opening, the clinic has provided more than 6,500 patient visits. Contact Drea Riquelme, clinic operations manager, at pittsburg@rotacarebayarea.org.
A 500-square-foot addition provides patient triage, discharge, education and social worker space to the RotaCare Pittsburg Free Medical Clinic at St. Vincent de Paul, a partnership with RotaCare Bay Area and 11 area Rotary Clubs.

More than 80 supporters, including Contra Costa County Supervisor Federal Glover and representatives from Assemblymember Susan Bonilla's office attended the June 7 ribbon-cutting ceremony.

The project was funded by an initial donation from Bill and Nancy Sabin, and supported by the Thomas J. Long Foundation, the Dean & Margaret Lesher Foundation, HEDCO Foundation, the Jim and Leanne Noe Family and St. Vincent de Paul.

Hess Construction of Alamo, which built the SVdP Free Dining Room at the Pittsburg location in 2010, was general contractor for the project, which was completed in one year at a cost of approximately $265,000. Jim Noe, past SVdP board president, was project manager.

In addition to the medical clinic, the Family Resource Center provides a food pantry, in partnership with the Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano Counties; meals, in partnership with Loaves & Fishes; a daytime homeless shelter, in partnership with Winter Nights Shelter; and a free dental program, in partnership with La Clinica.

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