Community Outreach
and Services
Sharing a meal, our stories and hope for the future Read more
Preschool Preparing 3 and 4 year olds for success
in kindergarten and joy of lifelong learning
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Senior Homeless Services Supporting unhoused Seniors on the path to permanent housing Read more Read more Transitional
Housing
Helping Seniors take the next step toward a permanent home
Read more The power of technology meets the power of Seniors to connect, share and advocate WeConnect

COVID-19 UPDATE

In compliance with Alameda County Health Officer Orders, St. Mary’s Center is operating under strict protocols to reduce the spread of COVID-19.

  • Community Center is closed until it is safe to re-open. Breakfast and lunch are not available but program participants can speak with case managers about food deliveries.
  • Transitional Housing is operating under shelter-in-place orders. Case managers are seeing clients by telehealth appointment.
  • Friendly Manor is open as transitional housing but the Drop-In Center is closed.
  • Winter Shelter services will be provided through a Mobile Unit from December to April, serving unhoused Seniors in local encampments.
  • Preschool is open under specific conditions.
  • Sunday Dinners can be prepared offsite and provided in individual take-out packaging and served to Seniors at our three sites.
  • Since March, St. Mary’s Center has delivered more than 8,500 meals and 1,200 grocery bags to neighbors in need.

The pandemic hits us hard because everything St. Mary’s Center does is based on bringing people together. Please wear a mask, wash your hands, and observe safe distances and practices. We can’t wait to be together again!

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2019-2020

St. Mary's Center Is Making a Difference

17845
Meals
were served to seniors and 12,000 to preschoolers
418
Months
of transitional housing were provided at three locations
154
Program Intakes
were conducted by Friendly Manor for unhoused women
18
Seniors
completed WeConnect training to reduce social isolation through technology

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2 days ago

St. Mary's Center

All of our lives have changed since the coronavirus became a threat in 2020. Now we have an opportunity to prevent the spread of this deadly disease and reduce the pain and suffering it causes. I hope you will join Vice President-elect Kamala Harris, former President Barack Obama, our Congresswoman Barbara Lee, and St. Mary's Center staff and clients in signing up to get the vaccine as early as possible. In Alameda County, we know that Seniors, African-Americans, Latinos, and essential workers are at greater risk of death due to COVID-19. The vaccine is a tested, proven way to stop the spread, keep hospital rooms available, and protect lives. It’s part of how we create a community of hope, justice and healing. Visit covid-19.acgov.org/vaccines for more information about the vaccines' effectiveness and safety, and sign up to be notified when you can receive it. ... See MoreSee Less

All of our lives have changed since the coronavirus became a threat in 2020. Now we have an opportunity to prevent the spread of this deadly disease and reduce the pain and suffering it causes. I hope you will join Vice President-elect Kamala Harris, former President Barack Obama, our Congresswoman Barbara Lee, and St. Marys Center staff and clients in signing up to get the vaccine as early as possible. In Alameda County, we know that Seniors, African-Americans, Latinos, and essential workers are at greater risk of death due to COVID-19. The vaccine is a tested, proven way to stop the spread, keep hospital rooms available, and protect lives. It’s part of how we create a community of hope, justice and healing. Visit https://covid-19.acgov.org/vaccines for more information about the vaccines effectiveness and safety, and sign up to be notified when you can receive it.

1 week ago

St. Mary's Center

Honoring Black History Month

Meet Keith Arivnwine, our President of Council of Elders. He will discuss why you should join us for the Black History Month four-part events.

Celebrating the Music and Art of Oakland four "must see events" on Thursdays, February 4, 11, 18, 25 2021 from 11-12pm.

Presentations and performances by Street Spirit, Youth Spirit Art Work and others. Hosted by St. Mary's Center Senior Advocates for Hope and Justice.

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Hi Keith - so great to see your face!

3 weeks ago

St. Mary's Center

During this new year we want to honor our clients who have been a shining light of patience, kindness and resilience throughout this incredibly difficult moment. Thank you, SMC seniors, for your inspiration! ... See MoreSee Less

During this new year we want to honor our clients who have been a shining light of patience, kindness and resilience throughout this incredibly difficult moment. Thank you, SMC seniors, for your inspiration!

3 weeks ago

St. Mary's Center

Why our food program is so important in reducing hunger for seniors..

From Nourish California's brief on hunger during the pandemic.: "Free groceries and money to purchase food would be the most helpful forms of food assistance for individuals and families." READ MORE HERE
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most families.
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Why our food program is so important in reducing hunger for seniors..

From Nourish Californias brief on hunger during the pandemic.: Free groceries and money to purchase food would be the most helpful forms of food assistance for individuals and families. READ MORE HERE
https://nourishca.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/What-We-Heard-Summary-Dec-2020.pdf

 

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