From the CEO
May 12, 2020
Issue 9
Dear Friends,

This week, May 10-16, 2020, is National Women's Health Week, and it is crucial to bring awareness during these unprecedented times. Due to the ramifications from COVID-19, there's been a drastic increase in negative impacts on women's mental, emotional, social, and financial health worldwide.

Women make up the majority of essential workers on the front lines, including flight attendants, teachers, and service industry workers, and nearly 80% of all Health Care workers in the United States are female (1). Studies show that women are also more likely to do the care taking for children and at-risk elders, and are more likely than men to live in poverty with a higher risk for food insecurity (2). According to the  Institute for Women's Policy Research (3), in the US, nearly 60% of the 700,000 jobs lost in March alone were held by women, and many of the women that must remain home due to Shelter-in-Place are not living in safe conditions due to domestic violence abuse (4).

All of these social and economic stressors are intensified during the pandemic and are affecting the overall health of women. As a community, we must work together to spread awareness of these issues and share resources with those who need it most. Davis Street is here to relieve those stressors and to support our women in need. Services including our drive-through food pantry with delivery to at-risk clients,  free childcare for essential workers, and medical and behavioral health services available onsite and through Telehealth Technologies. Please help Davis Street in protecting the health and overall well being of all women during these challenging times. 

Works Cited
Daily Numbers
Alameda County:  2,178

Contra Costa County:  1,080

California:  73,143

U.S.:  1,398,393
Alameda County:  76

Contra Costa County:  33

California:  2,974

U.S.:  84,575
Meet Donald Schlemmer. Donald was a bartender at the Oakland Coliseum, and first heard about Davis Street through San Leandro's volunteer hub website Since Shelter-in-Place, he's been volunteering 3-4 hours daily in the Basic Needs Department, helping bag groceries for Davis Street's families in-need and at-risk seniors. Thank you for all of your help, Donald.
Open onsite 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 onsite 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 List 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, and helping spread awareness that women's health is always a priority.

From my heart to yours,

Rose Padilla Johnson
Chief Executive Officer