Tag Archives: homeless

Rayetta Simon stood in front of her home--city's first temporarily sanctioned encampment in West Oakland.

City of Oakland approaches deadline to find housing for homeless living in encampment

Oakland’s six-month program to provide fundamental public services and housing resources at its first sanctioned homeless encampment is two-thirds complete. Yet with less than two months to go, the city is still left with lots...
St. Mary's Center

For 40 years, St. Mary’s Center tackles a wide range of community issues

Since its founding by the St. Mary’s Parish in 1973, the center has tackled issues faced by the city’s elderly population, from homelessness and hunger to addiction resources and medication monitoring. Now an interfaith nonprofit,...
The renovated Fairmount Apartments built for low-income families and formerly homeless individuals.

Oakland apartment building opens doors to low-income families

Open up your daily newspaper and there’s no doubt you’ll find a story about a greedy bank, home foreclosure or some aspect of the financial crisis that has left people reeling. But this isn’t one...
A client of St. Vincent de Paul paints on the panel to be displayed at the community center.

St. Vincent de Paul reaches out to the community through art

Crowded in the back of St. Vincent de Paul’s community center, dozens of people paint an extensive wood panel with a mosaic of images—trees, faces, buildings and flowers. They’re creating a work for display at...