to our most at risk, and should be celebrated and appreciated."
-State Senator Nancy Skinner
in kindergarten and joy of lifelong learning
COVID-19 UPDATE MARCH 14, 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 while we re-open services.
Masks are required at all times in public spaces, and you must be fully vaccinated to come onsite. Thank you for your continuing support.
- Sunday dinners have resumed. Email email@example.com or call (510) 923-9600 x294 for updates.
- Breakfast and lunch will resume in April. 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.
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 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.
- Friendly Manor is temporarily closed while plumbing issues are fixed.
- We are not able to accept in-kind donations at this time. 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.
St. Mary's Center Is Making a Difference
Join us at the Wellness Block Party happening now until 3pm at 925 Brockhurst Street! ... See MoreSee Less
St. Mary's Center invites you to apply to the 2022 Alameda County Homelessness Leadership Academy 2! The Leadership Academy is a designed training ground for adults 55 years and older with lived experience being unhoused to become influential leaders in their communities and craft solutions to end homelessness.
Leadership Academy sessions will start in June and last until August. Leaders will be committing to attend six zoom session classes and graduation, then joining St. Mary's Center in action and advocacy through creating a policy platform of solutions to end homelessness in Alameda County.
All sessions are held every two weeks on Tuesday afternoons from 2:00PM - 4:30 PM.
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May 20 is Mental Health Action Day. This year's Mental Health Action Day's theme is connection. For our Seniors, connecting through community plays a huge role in their mental health and well being.
While the pandemic was a difficult time for us all, Seniors were especially impacted by the effects of isolation. Reconnecting through our Community Center has meant a great deal to the Seniors of SMC. We are so glad to be able to enjoy each other's company again and support our Senior's mental health in person.
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