Mission for the Homeless
Mission for the Homeless
P. O. Box # 7194
Oakland, CA 94601-3023
Michael Meadows, Director
St. Mary’s Center Senior Services Program offers a broad range of free services to meet the comprehensive needs of extremely low income seniors. Focused on the specific needs of homeless seniors and isolated elders, St. Mary’s provides for basic human needs~ housing, food, heath care and community. Last year more than 1000 seniors were helped by the Senior Services Programs. They also provide a Winter Shelter for homeless men.
Operation Dignity, Operation Dignity has been providing emergency and transitional housing to
homeless veterans and non-veterans since 1993. Veteran run serving the homeless veterans and displaced populations of
Alameda County. Their goal is to provide safe housing, nutritious meals,
and a full array of services to help primarily homeless veterans and
non-veterans so they can move forward in their rehabilitation process. Their housing
offers clean and sober residences with on-site support for
sobriety and other self-help groups.
John George Psychiatric Pavilion provides services to adults experiencing severe and disabling mental illnesses, regardless of ability to pay. When children and adolescents come to the Psychiatric Emergency Services or Crisis Services, they are referred to hospitals specializing in their treatment. Services are designed to assist in controlling illness, achieving personal goals, and developing skills and supports in order to live as independently as possible.
Cherry Hill Detox and Sobering Center, Cherry Hill’s Sobering Center was designed to assist those needing immediate sobering services from alcohol or other drugs with a brief visit of 24 hours or less. Each participant is continually monitored during the sobering process to ensure participant safety. The Sobering Center is staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by State Registered Drug and Alcohol counselors. Unique to this service is a Health Center on site, staffed with Nurse Coordinators with State Licenses consisting of at least an LVN minimum. The Health Center and Nurse Coordinators are available to monitor withdrawal and assist with medical triage and assessment to insure safety and healthy sobering services and to provide TB testing for those participants seeking further treatment. Referrals to Medical/Psychiatric services are available for assistance.