Join us at the Wellness Block Party happening now until 3pm at 925 Brockhurst Street! ... See MoreSee Less
St. Mary's Center invites you to apply to the 2022 Alameda County Homelessness Leadership Academy 2! The Leadership Academy is a designed training ground for adults 55 years and older with lived experience being unhoused to become influential leaders in their communities and craft solutions to end homelessness.
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.
All sessions are held every two weeks on Tuesday afternoons from 2:00PM - 4:30 PM.
Fill out the form to sign up here: forms.gle/97M8FNriP4PdjpMq8 ... See MoreSee Less
May 20 is Mental Health Action Day. This year's Mental Health Action Day's theme is connection. For our Seniors, connecting through community plays a huge role in their mental health and well being.
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 other's company again and support our Senior's mental health in person.
To donate to St. Mary’s Center visit: www.stmaryscenter.org ... See MoreSee Less
In the News
For media inquiries, contact Executive Director Sharon Cornu at (510) 923-9600 x223.
- ‘Food is love’: After closing its winter homeless shelter, Oakland’s St. Mary’s Center tried something new, The Oaklandside, March 12, 2021
COVID-19 leaves unhoused Oaklanders with few options for winter shelter, The Oaklandside, December 10, 2020
- Inside the Bay Area’s Geriatric Homeless Shelter, New York Times, April 23, 2020
Bay Area’s New Homeless Epicenter? San Francisco Chronicle, August 1, 2019
Homelessness Is a Tragedy When Solutions Are at Hand, East Bay Express, November 19, 2019
Thousands of California Seniors Are ‘One Disaster Away’ from Homelessness. What Can the State Do? USA Today, October 3, 2019
St. Mary’s Center: Investing in Our Elders, Community Vision, October 2, 2020