From the CEO
April 29, 2020
Issue 7
Dear Friends,

I invite you to join the California Department of Education's virtual support circle for parents during COVID-19 live streaming now. (Visit here)

Although April has been recognized as National Minority Health Month, it is critical for all of us to realize that as the COVID-19 pandemic advances, the CDC confirms health disparities among racial and ethnic minority groups will continue to increase. These health disparities are associated with key factors such as low-income levels, no health insurance, and the high percentage of minorities working in the service industry deemed essential workers. (Full article here) Davis Street is doing everything in our power to make our services more accessible and to address those factors.

Our Primary Care Clinic is open to anyone regardless of ability to pay, accepting various insurances, and offers a sliding fee discount scale for uninsured individuals or if laid off during shelter-in-place. Eligibility for our Basic Needs Food Pantry bases on the Federal low-income poverty level parameters, and our affordable and subsidized childcare options are now free for essential workers.

Davis Street is committed to achieving health equity in our community. We recognize the severity of health and economic disparity, and the importance of achieving equity, globally, and in our own community. Our clients are of the most vulnerable, and our safety-net services are in high demand now more than ever. Please join us in in protecting minority health and fighting against these health and economic disparities.
Daily Numbers
Alameda County: 1,533

Contra Costa County: 842

California: 46,506

U.S.: 1,015,289
Alameda County: 55

Contra Costa County: 25

California: 1,873

U.S.: 58,529
Meet Mariana Cole. Mariana is a flight attendant for United Airlines and first heard about Davis Street through San Leandro's volunteer hub website She has been volunteering 10 hours a week in the Basic Needs Department, helping bag groceries for Davis Street's families in-need and at-risk seniors. Thank you for all that you do, Mariana, you are a hero.
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.
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.
Thank you for your continued support in helping us help those less fortunate.

“What do we live for, if not to make the world less difficult for each other?”
– George Eliot

From my heart to yours,

Rose Padilla Johnson
Chief Executive Officer