From the CEO
May 20, 2020
Issue 10
Dear Friends,

The pandemic has brought many challenges for individuals and families worldwide, including job and housing instability, care-taking concerns, and food and financial insecurity. Fortunately, there is some relief for many in the United States, but for the majority of undocumented immigrants, access to those resources is limited or completely non-accessible. 

Nearly 6 million immigrant workers are on the front lines as essential workers and another 6 million work in industries that have been hit hard by the pandemic resulting in mass layoffs (1) . Many barriers for undocumented immigrants in the U.S. include high-risk exposure due to poor living or work situations, limited or no access to health care resulting in the inaccessibility for COVID-19 testing and treatment, loss of income as well as ineligibility for unemployment, and other government financial relief (2) .

As a community, we must work together to spread awareness of these issues and share resources available. The state of California has created the Disaster Relief Assistance for Immigrants (DRAI) project, which provides financial relief assistance for undocumented immigrants who have been impacted by COVID-19. Visit the website here to find out how to apply.

Davis Street's Clinic is open to all regardless of immigration status and 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 and childcare bases on the Federal low-income poverty level parameters. Davis Street is here to support ALL individuals and families in need especially during these difficult times. Please help us by sharing our message.

Work Cited
  1. Julia Gelatt. Immigrant Workers: Vital to the U.S. COVID-19 Response, Disproportionately Vulnerable
  2. Whitney L. Duncan, Sarah B. Horton. Serious Challenges And Potential Solutions For Immigrant Health During COVID-19
Daily Numbers
Alameda County: 2,560

Contra Costa County: 1,209

California: 86,227

U.S.: 1,562,714
Alameda County: 88

Contra Costa County: 33

California: 3,501

U.S.: 93,863
Meet Corina López. Corina is San Leandro's District 5 City Councilmember and has been a long time supporter of Davis Street. Every week Corina packs up her vehicle with groceries from Davis Street's Food Pantry and delivers to at-risk seniors in the community. Thank you for putting yourself on the front line to ensure those in need do not go hungry during the pandemic.
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.
As always, thank you for your continued support in helping us help those most vulnerable. Please click the bilingual flyer links below for more information on California's Disaster Relief Assistance for Immigrants Project.

From my heart to yours,

Rose Padilla Johnson
Chief Executive Officer