March 17th, 2020

COVID-19: Davis Street’s Important Announcements & Updates

Dear Patients, Families and Community members of the Davis Street Community Center.

In the midst of the COVID-19 virus and shutdowns, Davis Street has implemented strong emergency disaster and risk management protocols. Davis Street is going through extreme measures to protect our staff and volunteers to ultimately be suitable to serve and provide services to those that are still in-need. All Davis Street Staff have been trained to take extra precautions and are executing hygiene, and sanitization safety standards from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO). We want our community and clients to feel safe when coming onsite for our services. Below is an important list of updates for each department.

Basic Needs:
Davis Street’s Emergency Food Pantry will remain open Monday – Friday 10 am – 5 pm

We will offer the option for a drive-through grocery pick up. If any clients are not comfortable coming into the food warehouse and would like to schedule a drive-through food pick up, please text or call 510.561.9042

Davis Street’s Clothing Program will be closed and we will not be accepting any donations of clothing or household items until further notice. The only donations that will be accepted during this time are unexpired food items. Davis Street staff will be carefully sanitizing all donated food items before distributing to our clients.

Primary Care Clinic:
Davis Street’s Medical and Behavioral Health Services
will remain open Monday through Fridays 9am – 6pm.

Davis Street’s Dental and Optometry Services will remain closed until further notice.

Child Development Centers
Garfield and Roosevelt Elementary Sites will be closed from March 16 to April 6, 2020.

Lakeside Site will remain open Monday – Friday 8am – 5pm

Jefferson Site will remain open Monday – Friday 7am – 6pm.

Ways you can help

During these times of uncertainty, our families need your help more than ever. Davis Street is in need of monetary donations, sanitizing items, and unexpired food. You may shop Davis Street’s Amazon Wish list at:
https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/1MV6IPYUUW2BD?ref_=wl_share

These items are in need to support our families as well as to safely protect our staff and volunteers to ultimately be suitable to serve those that are still in-need. Underneath each items lists the level of priority and amount needed. As most know, many items are out of stock or back-ordered state wide. If you are not able to purchase any of those high priority items online, but have ability to purchase in stores, you may drop off donations any time between Monday- Friday from 10am – 5:30pm at the Basic Needs Department in the back parking lot of 3081 Teagarden Street. If you are not comfortable coming into the building, you may do a drop off donation by calling or texting 510-561-9042. All online purchases can be delivered to the address below:

Suzette Liberal
Basic Needs Department
3081 Teagarden Street
San Leandro, Ca 94577,

Monetary donations of checks or cash can be dropped off or mailed to:

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

For any interest in volunteering at our food pantry. You may text or call 510-561-9042.

You may also contribute by donating .5% of your amazon purchases free of charge with no added or extra cost by choosing Davis Street as a charitable organization through the link below: smile.amazon.com/ch/94-3121699

Serving more than 15,000 individuals annually, Davis Street’s mission is to provide safety-net services for those in need and we will continue to do so at our greatest lengths with much safety and precautions for our staff and clients. Thank you for your patience and understanding during these challenging times. We appreciate all of you for supporting Davis Street and the people we serve. This, too, shall pass.

Sincerely,

Rose Padilla Johnson
Chief Executive Officer