"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
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 JANUARY 3, 2022 

On the advice of Alameda County Health Care for the Homeless and to protect our Seniors, St. Mary’s Center is temporary closing our Community Center and adjusting other services from January 3 to January 28, 2022.

FOOD SERVICE 

  • Sunday dinners are suspended. Email volunteers@stmaryscenter.org or call (510) 923-9600 x294 for updates.
  • Breakfast and lunch will not be served onsite. 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.

FRIENDLY MANOR 

  • 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.
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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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SMC We Connect staff Audrey Brown is preparing 3 PC laptops to donate to low income seniors enrolled in our tech literacy program.

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Make a Difference! Help the We Connect program by donating to St. Mary’s Center and/or volunteering to virtually teach computer literacy lessons to persons over 55 years of age!

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“Life's most persistent and urgent question is, What are you doing for others?” - Martin Luther King Jr.

Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service has become known as a day of service and an opportunity for people to serve their communities in honor of his legacy. Dr. King dedicated his life to helping others and making the world a better place. On Monday, January 17, 2022, join us in celebrating Martin Luther King, Jr. day by engaging in a day of service whether it be with St. Mary’s Center or elsewhere.

St. Mary’s Center is looking for Volunteers to help with our We Connect Program. From their home volunteers 21 years and older can teach seniors how to become proficient in Zoom, email and text. We offer online orientation and coaching. Platforms include Xubuntu, Windows, Mac and Android. Chinese speaking volunteers are needed and appreciated! If you are interested contact Karla Salazar at ksalazar@StMarysCenter.org or 510-923-9600 EXT. 235.

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“Lifes most persistent and urgent question is, What are you doing for others?” - Martin Luther King Jr.

Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service has become known as a day of service and an opportunity for people to serve their communities in honor of his legacy. Dr. King dedicated his life to helping others and making the world a better place. On Monday, January 17, 2022, join us in celebrating Martin Luther King, Jr. day by engaging in a day of service whether it be with St. Mary’s Center or elsewhere. 

St. Mary’s Center is looking for Volunteers to help with our We Connect Program. From their home volunteers 21 years and older can teach seniors how to become proficient in Zoom,  email and text. We offer online orientation and coaching. Platforms include Xubuntu, Windows, Mac and Android. Chinese speaking volunteers are needed and appreciated! If you are interested contact Karla Salazar at ksalazar@StMarysCenter.org or 510-923-9600 EXT. 235.

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