Slide "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  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. 

FOOD SERVICE  

  • Sunday dinners have resumed. Email volunteers@stmaryscenter.org 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. 

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. 
  • 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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St. Mary's Center Is Making a Difference

17845
Meals
were served to seniors and 12,000 to preschoolers
418
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of transitional housing were provided at three locations
154
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were conducted by Friendly Manor for unhoused women
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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.

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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 others company again and support our Seniors mental health in person. 

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