Saint Therese Center HIV Outreach

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Special Spring Schedule & Announcements

Postal Food Drive

The annual Letter Carriers' Food Drive will be on Saturday, May 13th. Non-perishable donations will be picked up by your local postal worker and delivered to the post office.  Food banks, including the St. Therese Center, are beneficiaries so we are looking for volunteers to help sort donated food at the post office that day. Please contact us if you'd like to help. You can sign up when you come through the line to get food and we'll get you more details on where and when. 

After our busy weekend with the postal food drive, we will be closed on Monday, May 15th. We will return to normal operations on Tuesday, May 16th.

In observance of Memorial Day, we will be closed on Monday, May 29th. We will return to normal operations on Tuesday, May 30th.

We have moved to a computerized database. If you already have a ThreeSquare card, just present it when you come through the line. If not, you'll need to present a photo ID and answer a few questions about household size so we can enter your information into our system. Each household may come through the line once a week. In accord with new regulations, we can only load one household per car.

COVID-19 Protocols Established

We are working to keep our clients and staff safe during the pandemic. A number of programs are temporarily suspended, but we are still operating the food pantry Monday through Friday using a drive-thru method. Those who would like to receive boxes of food line up in their cars on Palo Verde Dr. and are ushered through by our staff, with distribution beginning a little after 8am and continuing until we run out of food for the day. Be sure to bring a photo ID or your ThreeSquare card with you.

New-Client Forms Now Online!

New AIDS/HIV clients can now download and print Saint Therese Center's intake forms to be completed at home, prior to visiting the Center. These forms are required for all clients receiving services from the Saint Therese Center. Save some time by completing the forms at home and expediting the intake process.

To download the form, click here.

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About Us

Mission Statement

St. Therese Center, named after Saint Therese of Lisieux, is a Catholic ministry that welcomes and serves people of all faiths and extends the Lord's healing to all persons infected and affected by HIV/AIDS.

Emphasizing wellness, Saint Therese Center reaches out to those touched by HIV/AIDS to provide spiritual, physical and emotional support, educational and social services in the spirit of love and compassion.

Saint Therese of Lisieux

St. Therese of Lisieux, a Carmelite nun, died at 24 years of age from complications of tuberculosis, was unknown, beyond the immediate circle of her family and sisters in religion.

Saint Therese The Little Flower, as she is often called, Saint Therese of Lisieux became a saint not by performing great miracles but by doing little things with great love—putting up with frustrating companions, obeying superiors, and finishing the laundry. So ordinary did she appear that several of the sisters in the convent were unaware of her remarkable prayer life until after her death.

St. Therese is a model of those who live in obscurity, their great worth known only to God.


The Saint Therese Center Story

The video below provides a brief overview of the programs and services the Saint Therese Center provides to our clients and our community.

The Saint Therese Center staff and clients wish to thank Ozkar Palomo with K.O.I. Visual Video Productions for all the time, energy, and resources he put into making this video. He unselfishly donated days upon days of his time in order to make this possible and we are very grateful.