In Alameda County, 325,000 people face hunger or live in poverty. Through our programs, volunteers and community partners provide direct services to those in need. Whether it's spending time in our Community Center, staying warm and safe in our shelter, or eating a hot meal in our Dining Room, people are able to meet their most basic needs five days a week at St. Vincent de Paul of Alameda County.
Community Center - OPEN
The Center is a safe and welcoming place to take a break from life on the street and to fulfill basic needs. Friendly and helpful staff and volunteers direct clients to showers, a hot meal, laundry facilities, the Clothing Closet, and Wellness Clinic and provide referrals to other services.
The Community Center closes at noon for a half hour every day to sanitize the tables and chairs.
Men's and Women & Children's Centers:
Open Tuesday through Saturday, 9:30am - 3:00pm.
Dining Room | 675 23rd Street Oakland, CA 94612 :
Free hot lunch served Tuesday through Saturday, 10:45am to 12:45pm.
To rent meeting space, please call us at 510-638-7600.
SVdP can help with many issues. Call us at 510-638-7600.
To drop off gently worn clothing donations Monday through Friday, please call 510-638-7600 to make an appointment.
The St. Vincent de Paul Shelter is a collaboration with the City of Oakland to provide emergency overnight shelter for up to 100 homeless Oakland and Emeryville persons 365 days a year
SVdP provides job training and professional support to individuals from low-income, re-entry and at-risk populations who face barriers to employment. In the Kitchen of Champions program, students acquire basic training of professional culinary skills and commercial food service during a nine week course. This program offers participants ongoing professional development support, industry certification, case management, and job placement support. ?
SVdP graduates have been successfully employed by Brown Sugar Kitchen, Everett & Jones, Google Inc., Kitchen On Fire, Ms. Ollie's, Preferred Freezer, Roli Roti, Sears Outlet, and the Waterfront Hotel. For more information and to apply contact Workforce Programs at 510-638-7600.
Clients can find a hot meal 5 days a week at the free Dining Room, prepared by students of the Kitchen of Champions culinary job training program. Grocery supplies are available at local Conferences. Over $1.2 million of food items were distributed throughout Alameda County last year.