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 and Women & Children's Centers
Open Tuesday through Saturday, 9:30am - 3:00pm.
SVdP partners with Order of Malta Podiatry Clinic (every 3rd Wednesday) and the Alameda County Health Care for the Homeless Program (on Fridays).
To rent meeting space, please call us at 510-638-7600.
SVdP can help with many issues. Call us at 510-638-7600.
Shelter Now Open
Open Tuesday through Saturday, 1pm - 3pm (must sign up for time slot at Community Center help desk).
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 is a collaboration with the City of Oakland to provide emergency overnight shelter for up to 100 homeless Oakland and Emeryville persons, tentatively set for November 12, 2018 to April 15, 2019.
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.