Saint Vincent's Day Home's mission is: To provide quality child care services to those parents in greatest need while offering family services in which children are nurtured and educated and their parent(s) assisted in meeting parental obligations.
Saint Vincent's Day Home's main program consists of child care, education, nutrition, and health screening, as well as parent education and social services referrals, for low-income multi-ethnic families struggling toward self-sufficiency. Saint Vincent's serves primarily single parent families who struggle at or below the poverty line.
The ethnicity breakdown for our clients is approximately 47% African-American, 37% Hispanic, 9% Biracial, 4% Asian, 1% Caucasian, 1% Native American, 1% Pacific Islander, includes the homeless, battered women, children who were born drug-exposed and children who have special developmental, behavioral, or emotional needs. Fully 95% of our families and children live daily under the stress of poverty.
Our children and families speak:
English, Spanish, French, Tagalog, Chinese (Cantonese and Mandarin), 3
East-Asian languages and 2 East-African languages. Care is taken to insure
that written material is presented in translation, or explained on an
individual basis. Ten languages are spoken among our diverse staff, enabling
learning to take place in a culturally diverse setting that emphasizes
the art, literature, traditions, music and cuisine of a rich variety of
societies from around the world. Saint Vincent's operates year-round,
ensuring consistent and integrated services to those in need. We also
serve families in crisis due to drug/alcohol problems, family illness,
or other disruption. Referrals come from Children's Hospital, Alameda
County Department of Social Services, Court referrals and private agencies.
Saint Vincent's provides multiple services to families, and connects them
with needed community resources. We offer care to children ages 2 through
Kindergarten full-time, and also offer Extended Day Care to the school-age
siblings of younger children in the program.
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