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St Mary's Center

St. Mary’s Center (SMC) has served multi-racial, multi-ethnic poverty-level seniors and young children in West Oakland since 1973. Started as an outreach effort of St. Mary’s Church, the Center was separately incorporated as a 501(c) 3 in 1992. Our mission is to be a community of hope, justice, and healing that serves at-risk seniors and preschoolers in the heart of Oakland. We strive to improve quality of life through counseling, shelter, nutrition, advocacy and social support. For more information, please visit 

All applicants must demonstrate a commitment to social justice and understanding of needs of Homelessness in Oakland.