"In a moment of fear and uncertainty, you provided food, housing, social services, and education,
to our most at risk, and should be celebrated and appreciated."
-State Senator Nancy Skinner
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COVID-19 UPDATE  September, 26 2022  

On the advice of Alameda County Health Care for the Homeless and to protect our Seniors, St. Mary’s Center is maintaining COVID-19 precautions to protect our Seniors and preschoolers. 

Masks are required at all times in public spaces, and you must be fully vaccinated to come onsite. Thank you for your continuing support. 

FOOD SERVICE  

  • Sunday dinners have resumed. Email volunteers@stmaryscenter.org or call (510) 923-9600 x294 for updates. 
  • Breakfast and lunch have also resumed. We are coordinating meals and groceries to transitional housing and clients. 
  • If you are in need of an emergency food bag, leave a message at 510 923-9600 x 220. Please note that Alameda County discontinued the Emergency Food Program. If you would like to donate for the purchase of healthy, shelf-stable groceries, click the Donate button. 

PROGRAMMING
To enroll in We Connect and get free computer equipment and lessons, leave a message for Audrey at (510) 629-1484. Seniors are invited to join these online Zoom events: 

  • Senior Advocates for Hope and Justice 
  • Wednesdays at 11:00 am Zoom Meeting ID 842 4894 6285 Passcode: 123456 
  • Tai Chi for Arthritis 
  • Tuesdays at 3 pm Zoom Meeting ID 837 1842 2972 Passcode: 123456 
  • Thursdays at 3 pm Zoom Meeting ID: 873 9149 7526 Passcode: 123456 

PRESCHOOL  

  • Preschool is open for full day childcare. Call (510) 595-4030 to enroll your three or four year old child. Parents should keep children with symptoms home. 

NOTES  

  • Friendly Manor is temporarily closed while plumbing issues are fixed. 
  •  Other questions? Call (510) 923-9600 x 222. 
  • St. Mary’s Center encourages everyone to get vaccinated with a booster to increase protection against the COVID-19 virus. Community Church, 1527 34th St., Oakland, 94608 is open: Mon 9 – 4; Weds 11 – 6; Thurs 9 – 4. 
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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
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completed WeConnect training to reduce social isolation through technology

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We are grateful for the generosity of all our donors who help to provide essential items to the St. Mary’s Center community. We ask for your cooperation in donating the following items that are in great need. We also encourage service groups to support our needs with a toiletry drive.

Donations can be dropped off at 925 Brockhust St. Oakland, CA 94608. For more details contact our Volunteer Coordinator at bhop@stmaryscenter.org or call 510-923-9600 ext. 231.
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We are grateful for the generosity of all our donors who help to provide essential items to the St. Mary’s Center community. We ask for your cooperation in donating the following items that are in great need. We also encourage service groups to support our needs with a toiletry drive.

Donations can be dropped off at 925 Brockhust St. Oakland, CA 94608. For more details contact our Volunteer Coordinator at bhop@stmaryscenter.org or call 510-923-9600 ext. 231.
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We are so proud of St. Mary's Center member and local artist Leon Kennedy who will have an exhibition at Oakland's Art@Archer gallery from Feb. 3-28. Mr. Kennedy came to St. Mary's Center unhoused and we are happy to have been able to find him permanent housing. We welcome fans and friends of Mr. Kennedy to visit his work this February. ... See MoreSee Less

We are so proud of St. Marys Center member and local artist Leon Kennedy who will have an exhibition at Oaklands Art@Archer gallery from Feb. 3-28. Mr. Kennedy came to St. Marys Center unhoused and we are happy to have been able to find him permanent housing. We welcome fans and friends of Mr. Kennedy to visit his work this February.

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Leon Kennedy and Sr. Marilyn talking about his art and experience at St. Mary's Center -- great exhibit, hope everyone will see it before Feb. 28.

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Every February is dedicated to celebrating the legacy of Black history. Black History Month honors the rich cultural heritage and contributions of Black Americans. It serves as both a celebration and a reminder that Black stories are essential to the fabric of our past, present, and future. Black history is more than just a month. May we honor Black history this month and all year round. ... See MoreSee Less

Every February is dedicated to celebrating the legacy of Black history. Black History Month honors the rich cultural heritage and contributions of Black Americans. It serves as both a celebration and a reminder that Black stories are essential to the fabric of our past, present, and future. Black history is more than just a month. May we honor Black history this month and all year round.
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