From the CEO
April 23, 2020
Issue 6
Dear friends, 

This week, April 20-24, 2020, is National Every Kid Healthy Week, and we must focus on our children-in-need during these unprecedented times. Millions of families are negatively impacted by COVID-19 and Shelter-in-Place with the all-time highest number of layoffs across the country. For most individuals, they lost their only source of income to support and feed their families. Those deemed essential workers and still working full time, now have the pressing issue of how to care for and watch their children during the school closures. Davis Street's safety net services that were already in high-demand before the pandemic are now magnified and critical during these times. 

Davis Street is working purposefully to safely continue the services dedicated to our children-in-need to support their overall health. Essential items such as groceries, baby formula, proteins, diapers, etc. are provided in Davis Street's Basic Needs bimonthly grocery pick up (drop-off available for at-risk clients). FREE childcare is provided for children of essential workers at our Jefferson and Lakeside Child Development Centers, and snacks and two meals are provided for the children daily. Pediatric and Mental Health services for children are available onsite and through Telehealth.

Davis Street believes that nutritional meals, medical care, and mental health services are essential in promoting positive mental and physical health for our children. The well-being of our younger generation is crucial and needs to be protected now more than ever.
Daily Numbers
Alameda County: 1,282

Contra Costa County: 763

California: 37,784

U.S.: 845,959
Alameda County: 45

Contra Costa County: 22

California: 1,438

U.S.: 46,972
Open on site and through Telehealth technologies Monday - Friday from 9am - 6pm.

Contact (510)347-4620 x 400.

  • Medical and Behavioral health, including psychiatric services are open and treating patients on site and using Telehealth for physical distancing purposes.
  • Dental is open for emergencies only.
Davis Street’s Food Pantry is open Monday – Friday from 10am – 5pm.

  • Clients may pick up a grocery bag at the warehouse door or have their bag taken to their car, must call or text (510)561-9042 for car delivery.
  • Grocery bags can be delivered by Davis Street staff and volunteers to the homes of seniors and at-risk clients.
  • Davis Street’s Clothing Program is closed.
  • Housing assistance for San Leandro residents: Contact
2 childcare centers are open to serve families of only essential workers.

Children’s Services is open Monday - Friday from 8:30am - 5:30pm.

Contact Trish Murillo, Children’s Services Manager at (510) 347-4620 x 167 or email:

  • Jefferson Site is open Monday – Friday 7am – 6pm.
  • Lakeside Site is open Monday – Friday 8am – 5pm.
  • Garfield and Roosevelt Elementary Sites are closed.
Thank you!
Davis Street's Chief Executive Officer, Rose Padilla Johnson, and Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Tamoria, receiving the donation of 800 Protective Breathing KN95 Masks from Eden Health District on Wednesday, April 22, 2020. Thank you, Eden Health District, for allowing us to safely serve those who need it most. Our gratitude is endless. 

Meet San Leandro City Council Candidate, and longtime Davis Street supporter, Bryan Azevedo. Bryan has volunteered at Davis Street for over 5 years. Since Shelter-in-place, Bryan volunteers 4-6 hours weekly at Davis Street's Basic Needs Department, helping bag groceries and deliver to at-risk seniors and families. Thank you for your continued support and dedication, Bryan.
Davis Street's families need your help now more than ever. Davis Street is in need of volunteers, monetary donations, N95 and surgical masks, sanitizing items, and unexpired food.

View high-need items on Davis Street's Amazon Wish here!
Signup to volunteer and view guidelines here !
Make an online donation here!

In-Kind or monetary donations of checks/cash can be dropped off or mailed to:

Davis Street Community Center
3081 Teagarden St.
San Leandro, Ca 94577

Please call (510)347-4620 for more information.
In these heightened times of stress, we don't want our families and community members to feel lost in how to support their children during COVID-19 and instead have beneficial tools to help them cope.

The Center for Optimal Brain Integration  created informational videos and helpful training tips on how to support children during times of trauma and stress. View videos below:

As quoted by the leader and philanthropist, Nelson Mandela "Our children are our future and one of the basic responsibilities is to care for them in the best and most compassionate manner possible"

From my heart to yours,

Rose Padilla Johnson
Chief Executive Officer