St. Mary’s Center partners with government entities, universities, organizations and community groups to improve lives and change the world for the better.

Key Partnerships:

We are the site of a three-year research project conducted by UC San Francisco’s School of Medicine studying the effects of homelessness on premature death.

Cal State East Bay School of Nursing sends nursing students who do their community nursing rotation at St. Mary’s. Student nurses monitor seniors’ medical treatment and follow up with medical professionals to ensure quality healthcare.

Government Support:

Alameda County Behavioral Health Care Services helps fund St. Mary’s Center programs including Recovery55, Alcohol and Drug Prevention, and Homeless Senior Mental Health.

Area Agency on Aging helps fund Resources for the Third Age’s friendly visiting and injury prevention services to coach seniors on how to age in place.

Alameda County’s Public Health Department supports our medication monitoring program so that seniors are not over medicated, or suffer from bad drug interactions or unwanted side effects.

The City of Oakland through PATH and AOCAP provides some funding for shelter, housing and case management.

The State of California and the Department of Education funds nearly half the cost of St. Mary’s Center Preschool.

Collaborations and Memberships:

St. Mary’s Center collaborates with Californians for SSI (CA4SSI) to unite people who believe in justice to work for a strong safety net for seniors and those with disabilities.

We are an active member organization of the Western Regional Advocacy Project (WRAP), which spearheads the Right to Rest campaign to stop discrimination against homeless people.

St. Mary’s Center Council of Elders is associated with the National Council of Elders, a newly organized independent group of leaders from many of the defining American social justice movements of the 20th Century.
We support the ongoing work of Causa Justa to build grassroots power and leadership that creates strong, equitable communities.

We are members of the ATD Fourth World Movement working to overcome the injustices of persistent poverty and social exclusion by bringing together people from all walks of life, learning from people who face poverty every day.

We are a member agency and partner on local issues with United Seniors of Oakland and Alameda County.

St. Mary’s Center is a member of the East Bay Housing Organizations (EBHO), which is dedicated to working with local communities to preserve, protect and expand affordable housing opportunities through education, advocacy, and coalition building.

The Women’s Economic Agenda Project (WEAP) diligently works with St. Mary’s Center to organize poor people, low-income workers, and the unemployed into a movement to achieve a vision of a world without poverty and despair.

We are close partners with EBALDC as an active member of the San Pablo Avenue Revitalization Coalition (SPARC), which addresses health and poverty issues between downtown Oakland and the Emeryville border.