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, Wellness and Podiatry Clinics and provide referrals to other services.
Men's Center and Women & Children's Center
Open Tuesday through Saturday, 9:00am - 3:00pm.
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.
Free hot lunch served Tuesday through Saturday, 10:45am to 12:45pm.
The St. Vincent de Paul Shelter, in collaboration with the City of Oakland, provides emergency overnight shelter for up to 45 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 us 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.