From the CEO
May 6, 2020
Issue 8
Dear Friends,

As this Sunday, May 10, 2020, is Mother's Day, I would like to recognize all of our hard-working mothers and matriarchs of the family during these times of distress.  

Year-long, I witness Davis Street's moms' strength, resilience, and hard work to provide food and shelter for their children and family. COVID-19 has made an even more dramatic impact on their lives, leading to loss of jobs, loss of homes, less or no income for food and supplies, and the added task of homeschooling due to school closures. 

As a mother of 3 children, I can truly say a mom’s job is never done, and I understand the challenges that Davis Street's moms endure during economic hardships. Through these difficult times, our moms are not giving up, and instead working even harder to support their families. Please join me in thanking and honoring their courage by supporting our matriarchs this Mother's Day.  Click here to support the many moms and families that turn to us for childcare, medical care, and family support services.
Daily Numbers
Alameda County:  1,813

Contra Costa County:  969

California:  58,790

U.S.:  1,212,123

Alameda County:  66

Contra Costa County:  29

California:  2,379

U.S.:  71,526

Meet Ed Hernandez. Over the last 5 years, as a neighbor and San Leandro City Council member, he's supported Davis Street in helping provide over $50,000 in local resources including supporting programs such as Bikes for Tykes, Holiday Basket Program and Toy Drive, Back to School Drive, expansion for our daycare services, and the annual fundraising Gala. During these trying times, he's remained committed to helping our most vulnerable in the community by volunteering weekly to provide food for those in need. Thank you, Ed, we appreciate all that you do.
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 List here!
Sign up 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 thank you to all the moms that never give up despite how hard the struggle is.

“Sometimes the strength of motherhood is greater than natural laws.” – Barbara Kingsolver

From my heart to yours,

Rose Padilla Johnson
Chief Executive Officer