Oakland Catholic Worker (Obrero Católico de Oakland)

  • CA

About Us

Since 1986 the Oakland Catholic Worker has primarily served the local Spanish-speaking Latin American immigrant community and our neighbors in East Oakland and beyond. Our services include:

  1. Providing a transitional shelter and accompaniment project,
  2. Offering a hot meal program (currently 2 days a week),
  3. Providing a neighborhood food distribution with assistance from the Alameda County Community Food Bank for 200-300 families each Thursday;
  4. Offering English as a Second Language program (4 mornings and 4 evenings a week, when classes are in session)
  5. Coordinate various Latin American religious and cultural events
  6. Organize an annual Christmas gift and stocking program for needy families;
  7. Participate in a broader coalition of East Bay and Bay Area groups advocating for immigrant-rights and related programs.

Our mission is:

  • Living simply and communally in a community of multicultural volunteers and guests.
  • Helping those most in need in our community
  • Supporting an extended community in keeping itself organized and healthy
  • Changing the unjust structures of our society