Obrero Católico de Oakland

Oakland Catholic Worker

In the United States, we are fortunate enough to not experience extreme violence perpetrated on us by our own government. This is not the case for many Central American migrants. For this reason and many others, they flee north for safety. We offer recently arrived migrants transitional housing for four months and help them get on their feet..

FOOD

In cooperation with the Alameda County Community Food Bank and local volunteers (most of whom are migrants). we distribute

over 50,000 pounds of food each each week

to between 350 and 400 families. We also run

a weekly hot meals program which feeds over

100 of our neighbors every week.

HOUSING

We partner with local organizations such as Catholic Charities East Bay to advocate for migrants and refugees, the Alameda County Community Food Bank to advocate for food security, and the Roman Catholic Diocese of Oakland and Bishop Michael Barber to advocate and teach the churches preferential option for the poor. We work with many other local organizations.

Join us on Saturday May 4th at 3:30PM for a mass at our 56th Avenue property for more details visit our events page. 

ADVOCACY

How we are helping change lives: