Our History

We are a community leader in guiding families and individuals out of poverty.

Since 1971, Davis Street has been a key community leader in guiding families and individuals out of poverty and into productive lives. Founded as a ministry of the San Leandro First Christian Church to provide basic emergency support services to low-income people, we have expanded our services over the years to include: primary care (medical, dental, pediatric, behavioral health and women’s health services), affordable child care through our voucher payment assistance program and 4 child care centers, programs for adults living with developmental disabilities, a food pantry, a free clothing program and more.

In May of 1990, Davis Street incorporated as a non-profit, 501(c) (3). We are governed by a volunteer Board of Directors and welcome your involvement.
Founded as a ministry of the First Christian Church
1971
Davis Street became a 501(c)(3)
1991
Opened Garfield School Child Care Center
1995
Opened Joaquin Infant/Toddler/Preschool program and Jefferson School Child Care Center
1998
Launched San Leandro Works! to address the needs of people transitioning off welfare
2002
Moved into our permanent home, The Family Resource Center at 3081 Teagarden Street in San Leandro
1971
Opened first licensed child care center at 1190 Davis Street in San Leandro
1990
Initiated Food Pantry program
1994
Opened RotaCare Free Medical Clinic, with San Leandro Rotary support
1996
Opened Roosevelt School Child Care Center
1998
Merged with the San Leandro Community Counseling (SLCC) and began providing mental health services
2010
WAYS TO SUPPORT DAVIS STREET
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