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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

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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12 hours ago

St. Mary's Center

Inviting all neighbors and friends for our first FEET on the STREET Community Safety Walk, TOMORROW, Weds., March 3. Meet in our parking lot on San Pablo Av. at 32nd St. at noon. We'll set the route and have fun in the sun. Showing up for community and safety!

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Inviting all neighbors and friends for our first FEET on the STREET Community Safety Walk, TOMORROW, Weds., March 3. Meet in our parking lot on San Pablo Av. at 32nd St. at noon. Well set the route and have fun in the sun. Showing up for community and safety!

If you are planning to come, please leave a comment.

4 days ago

St. Mary's Center

We're thrilled to share our most recent Black History Month online celebration, featuring SMC Council of Elders President Keith Arivinwine, Oakland Public Conservatory of Music Performer Branice McKenzie, SMC Senior Rodney Bell & Videographer Jesse Williams with SMC Staff Susan Werner and SMC Senior Advocate Sharon Snell. ... See MoreSee Less

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1 week ago

St. Mary's Center

Sunny day on San Pablo Avenue with SPARC, the Revitalization Collaborative (Resident Action Council, West Oakland Neighbors, Friends of the Hoover Durant Library, EBALDC & St. Mary's Center.) Ten volunteers inventoried 60 properties, 17 residences, and talked to neighbors ready to come together and make a difference. Annette Miller forecast the pace exactly. Ernest Johnson and Ray Kidd covered the west side. Annie Ledbury and Allie Canto kept everything organized and focused. Rosa, Ruby, Sarah identified people to go back to. Bailey the dog had a great outing! Phil Bowling-Dyer made a motion to do it again soon, and we will. ... See MoreSee Less

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