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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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St. Mary's Center

TOMORROW! Join us on Wed June 23 from 5-7 pm to learn about new homes for Seniors at 3135 San Pablo Ave. We’ll meet outdoors at St. Mary’s Center, 925 Brockhurst St, Oakland. Wear your mask & enter our raffle. Visit 3135sanpablo.org for a preview & to get updates. ... See MoreSee Less

TOMORROW! Join us on Wed June 23 from 5-7 pm to learn about new homes for Seniors at 3135 San Pablo Ave. We’ll meet outdoors at St. Mary’s Center, 925 Brockhurst St, Oakland. Wear your mask & enter our raffle. Visit 3135sanpablo.org for a preview & to get updates.
2 days ago
St. Mary's Center

This Father's Day the barbecue's on us! This month, St. Mary’s Center Family Bags sent a little extra love to our Fathers, Grandfathers, and those that stand in as fathers. Support our food program by donating at www.stmaryscenter.org ... See MoreSee Less

This Fathers Day the barbecues on us! This month, St. Mary’s Center Family Bags sent a little extra love to our Fathers, Grandfathers, and those that stand in as fathers. Support our food program by donating at www.stmaryscenter.org
3 days ago
St. Mary's Center

Today on Juneteenth, we celebrate the richness of African American history, music, dance, art & food. St. Mary’s Center asks that we reflect on the reason why we observe Juneteenth.

More than the end of slavery in America, let us be think of how far we have come, and how far we have yet to go. Let us act on eradicating today’s systems of subjugation through a collaborative effort.

Consider that was is needed is what john a. powell’s, Director of the Othering and Belonging Institute calls Bridging which “means acknowledging our shared humanity, rejecting that there is a “them,” and moving towards a future where there is instead a new “us.” For when we bridge, we not only open up to others, we also open up to change within ourselves – where we can participate in creating a society built on belonging.”

In lieu of the regular West Oakland Juneteenth Celebration B. H. Brilliant Minds created a video vault of stories from African Americans from all walks of life, watch and share: www.bhbrilliantminds.org/juneteenth-196.html
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Today on Juneteenth, we celebrate the richness of African American history, music, dance, art & food. St. Mary’s Center asks that we reflect on the reason why we observe Juneteenth. 

More than the end of slavery in America, let us be think of how far we have come, and how far we have yet to go. Let us act on eradicating today’s systems of subjugation through a collaborative effort. 

Consider that was is needed is what john a. powell’s, Director of the Othering and Belonging Institute calls Bridging which “means acknowledging our shared humanity, rejecting that there is a “them,” and moving towards a future where there is instead a new “us.” For when we bridge, we not only open up to others, we also open up to change within ourselves – where we can participate in creating a society built on belonging.” 

In lieu of the regular West Oakland Juneteenth Celebration B. H. Brilliant Minds created a video vault of stories from African Americans from all walks of life, watch and share: https://www.bhbrilliantminds.org/juneteenth-196.html
7 days ago
St. Mary's Center

If you live in the 18th Assembly District, you can drop your ballot off at St. Mary's Center, with the secure County Registrar Dropbox, 10am-4pm, on June 16, 17, 23 or 24. More info at acvote.org. Thank you for being a voter! ... See MoreSee Less

If you live in the 18th Assembly District, you can drop your ballot off at St. Marys Center, with the secure County Registrar Dropbox, 10am-4pm, on June 16, 17, 23 or 24. More info at acvote.org. Thank you for being a voter!Image attachment

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Robert massa 39@gmail.com

Hi my name is Robert Massa and I was trying to get on some Saint Mary's donate a meal charity thing and I ended up on this website and did but if you know how to get to where you can donate money or food to St Mary's I'm going to do so in Stockton California that's where I'm from I probably really can't help you guys in Oakland but I really wish I could have this time but we're going to have a hell of a time it's Saint Mary's homeless shelter in the women's shelter on Father's Day I'm going to be giving away a bunch of stuff food lots of food I've got like paintball guns and I got like a really nice tool air power tool set I want to get away and I don't know I can't think of what else right now but if you want to reply back to me yeah I am at Robert 39 at gmail.com not that at at like litter at you do a little circle thing with a hat in the middle of it that at I don't know how to do it but I'm going to post this now and someone get back to me at Robert Massa symbol at 39. Gmail dot-com maybe not somebody. I don't know I'll try to get back to you when I figure out how to work this damn thing

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