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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
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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

Join us for Feet on the Streets! Come meet your neighbors & talk about what community safety means to you. Safe streets, public services, an end to illegal dumping & trash. We are committed to the safety and wellness of our community. We walk together on Wednesdays from 4 to 5 pm in May with neighbors. We will be gathering in the parking lot of St. Mary’s Center at 925 Brockhurst St. #oakland #affordablehousing #StrongerTogether #feetonthestreets ... See MoreSee Less

Join us for Feet on the Streets! Come meet your neighbors & talk about what community safety means to you. Safe streets, public services, an end to illegal dumping & trash. We are committed to the safety and wellness of our community. We walk together on Wednesdays from 4 to 5 pm in May with neighbors. We will be gathering in the parking lot of St. Mary’s Center at 925 Brockhurst St. #oakland #affordablehousing #StrongerTogether #feetonthestreets
2 days ago
St. Mary's Center

St. Mary's Center Council of Elders president Keith Arivnwine and East Bay Asian Local Development Council staffer Annie Ledbury door knocked neighbors about community issues along the San Pablo Avenue corridor last Saturday as part of our work with the San Pablo Area Revitalization Collaborative.

We had 8 great outreach team members throughout the day from Hoover Foster Resident Action Council, Friends of the Library, West Oakland Neighbors, and 24 additional people signed up to get involved in protecting affordability for residents and small businesses, engaging new leaders, and improving well-being.

Formed in 2014, the San Pablo Area Revitalization Collaborative (SPARC) is dedicated to improving health and wellbeing of 8,000 residents living near and along 1.5 miles of the San Pablo Avenue Corridor and the surrounding neighborhoods in West Oakland. Learn more: ebaldc.org/what-we-do/neighborhood-collaborations/sparc/
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St. Marys Center Council of Elders president Keith Arivnwine and East Bay Asian Local Development Council staffer Annie Ledbury door knocked neighbors about community issues along the San Pablo Avenue corridor last Saturday as part of our work with the San Pablo Area Revitalization Collaborative.

We had 8 great outreach team members throughout the day from Hoover Foster Resident Action Council, Friends of the Library, West Oakland Neighbors, and 24 additional people signed up to get involved in protecting affordability for residents and small businesses, engaging new leaders, and improving well-being.

Formed in 2014, the San Pablo Area Revitalization Collaborative (SPARC) is dedicated to improving health and wellbeing of 8,000 residents living near and along 1.5 miles of the San Pablo Avenue Corridor and the surrounding neighborhoods in West Oakland. Learn more: https://ebaldc.org/what-we-do/neighborhood-collaborations/sparc/Image attachment
7 days ago
St. Mary's Center

Our staff came together this week to celebrate the contributions of LaRue Betty Williams to St. Mary’s Center and Friendly Manor. In four years, her leadership has helped seniors to find homes & women to live in community at our Friendly Manor center on their own pathways. Best wishes to LaRue as she pursues her dream of supporting homeless veterans -- she will be missed!

Special thanks to the team who cooked, baked, and prepared the meal. Best wishes to LaRue as she pursues her dream of supporting homeless veterans to become and remain housed. "Plan A, Plan B, and a semblance of Plan C" is one of her favorite sayings -- she will be missed.

Learn more about Friendly Manor at stmaryscenter.org/friendly-manor-2/
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Our staff came together this week to celebrate the contributions of LaRue Betty Williams to St. Mary’s Center and Friendly Manor. In four years, her leadership has helped seniors to find homes & women to live in community at our Friendly Manor center on their own pathways. Best wishes to LaRue as she pursues her dream of supporting homeless veterans -- she will be missed!

Special thanks to the team who cooked, baked, and prepared the meal. Best wishes to LaRue as she pursues her dream of supporting homeless veterans to become and remain housed. Plan A, Plan B, and a semblance of Plan C is one of her favorite sayings -- she will be missed.

Learn more about Friendly Manor at https://stmaryscenter.org/friendly-manor-2/
1 week ago
St. Mary's Center

St. Mary’s Center continues to operate under strict protocols to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Since March, St. Mary’s Center has delivered more than 8,500 meals and 1,200 grocery bags to neighbors in need. Our Care-A-Van is in motion, bringing hot food, PPE, case management and housing navigation services to unhoused neighbors. Thanks to volunteers and supporters, we are helping Seniors become and remain housed. We can’t wait to be together again! ... See MoreSee Less

St. Mary’s Center continues to operate under strict protocols to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Since March, St. Mary’s Center has delivered more than 8,500 meals and 1,200 grocery bags to neighbors in need. Our Care-A-Van is in motion, bringing hot food, PPE, case management and housing navigation services to unhoused neighbors. Thanks to volunteers and supporters, we are helping Seniors become and remain housed. We can’t wait to be together again!
1 week ago
St. Mary's Center

Do you have questions about the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine? Listen in & learn more on Thu Apr 29 at 6 pm with this event from Alameda Country Health Care Services Agency. ASL/Spanish translation available. ... See MoreSee Less

Do you have questions about the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine? Listen in & learn more on Thu Apr 29 at 6 pm with this event from Alameda Country Health Care Services Agency. ASL/Spanish translation available.
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