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.

Map and Directions to the Day Home:

Take BART to West Oakland Station. Exit and take AC Transit to 7th and Adeline, or walk east on 7th, four blocks to Adeline. Turn left and walk one short block to 8th St. At the corner of 8th and Adeline, look left and you will see the large Queen Anne Victorian Building ... home to Saint Vincent's Day Home at 1086 Eighth Street. For BART schedules, transfer information and fares, please consult the BART website!

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