Total: $100,000

"There is a crisis in Guatemala - there is no money and no work.​ The Oakland Catholic Worker helped us a lot. We had food and housing, and nothing was lacking.  Being here you can save money because you have no expenses." 

Continue our legacy. Join our community.

"I came to offer a better life to my son, bring him to a safer place, and have better opportunities for his education. The Oakland Catholic Worker has helped give me hope for economic stability in a very difficult moment. It is a help I never thought I would be able to find here." 

We're on a 30-year-old mission.

Donate now and receive an invite to our campaign kick-off event, honoring you!

Our work revolves around our home. 

Our building project is dedicated to improving the safety and living environment of our guests, staff and volunteers. 


Engineering drafting ($3,000)

Demolition of building front 

Structural remediation, foundation, shear walls, and building front ($13,000)

Installation of 3 exterior fire doors (materials and labor) ($2,500)

Replacement of water main and galvanized plumbing (materials and labor) ($6,800)

27 window units (installation and labor) ($10,710)



Average monthly number of individuals receiving food during weekly grocery distribution 



Martha, OCW '15

​Hometown: San Quintin, Baja California, Mexico


 We give shelter and services to Latin American immigrants.

We provide food to the general community.

With your help, we rebuild. 

Aracely, OCW '15

​Hometown: Cantinil, Huehuetenango, Guatemala

We base our ministry of service and hospitality on the practice of solidarity with the poor and disenfranchised. 

Replacing 3 skylight units (materials only) ($3,000)

Exterior stucco plaster (materials and labor) ($18,000)

2 gas heaters, installation, forced air heating duct work and flues on both floors of house (materials and labor) ($17,000)

Roof replacement (materials and labor) ($7,000)

Replacing electrical wiring in 5 rooms (materials and labor) ($2,400)

​Thermal insulation, building envelope, removal, replacement and finishing, drywall (materials and labor) ($5,000)

​Cost overruns ($10,000)


Number of ESL classes given to the public throughout the year.

Oakland Catholic Worker

"I want to get my documents in order to get a better paying job. My hope for the kids is that they continue studying and be what I could not be in life. For example, to be a doctor or a lawyer. I could not do these things for lack of resources. The Oakland Catholic Worker has been a place where I have received a lot of help." 

Celene, OCW '16

​Hometown: Michoacan, Mexico


Average monthly number of hot meals served to the community 

Obrero Católico de Oakland