Post Date: Nov 16, 2018
Oakland, CA – With air quality remaining at “very unhealthy”
levels, the City’s shelter at St. Vincent de Paul—which has recently
expanded from a winter shelter to a year-round shelter—has beds
available for the homeless tonight.
In addition, St. Vincent de Paul is opening its doors tomorrow, Saturday, November 17, as an all-day drop-in respite center from 9:30 am – 3:00 pm for unsheltered residents looking for an indoor reprieve from unhealthy air quality.
The year-round shelter, located at 675 23rd Street in Oakland, operates seven-days a week with shelter beds available for up to 65 homeless Oakland and Emeryville adult men and women (no minors) through December 1, 2018, after which it will expand to a capacity of 100. Shelter doors open to clients by 6pm each evening and close by 8am in the morning.
Shelter beds can be secured through referral, reservation, and walk-up on a first come-first served basis. Persons seeking shelter should contact St.Vincent de Paul directly at (510) 638-7600.
In addition to the respite center at St. Vincent de Paul, the following Oakland public libraries are scheduled to be open tomorrow from 10:00 am to 5:30 pm:
- Main Library, 125 14th Street
- 81st Avenue Branch, 1021 81st Avenue
- Asian Branch, 388 9th Street
- Cesar E. Chavez Branch, 3301 East 12th Street, suite 271
- Dimond Branch, 3565 Fruitvale Avenue
- Elmhurst Branch, 1427 88th Avenue
- Golden Gate Branch, 5606 San Pablo Avenue
- Lakeview Branch, 550 El Embarcadero
- Martin Luther King Jr. Branch, 6833 International Blvd.
- Melrose Branch, 4805 Foothill Blvd.
- Montclair Branch, 1687 Mountain Blvd.
- Piedmont Avenue Branch, 80 Echo Avenue
- Rockridge Branch, 5366 College Avenue
- Temescal Branch, 5205 Telegraph Avenue
- West Oakland Branch, 1801 Adeline Street