St. Mary’s Dining Room provides the following caring services to our
community’s homeless and working poor individuals and families. Our ability to provide this
care is made possible through the generosity of our community.
It is because of their financial
support, their gift of time through volunteerism and their donation of in-kind supplies and
materials that we are able to provide hope and dignity to the many men, women and children that
visit our campus each day.
Fr. Alan McCoy O.F.M.
The dining room is open 7 days a week. Each morning we serve a hot breakfast at 8:30a.m.
followed by a hot nutritious lunch at 11:30 a.m. A sack meal is made available at 2:00 p.m. for
those who do not have access to an evening meal. Meals are prepared and served by a small staff
with a crew of community volunteers.
Kara Brewer Family
CLOTHING & HYGIENE CENTER
The center provides access to hot showers, hygiene products and clothing. In our Men’s Department haircuts are available and clothing is exchanged. In our Women’s and Children’s Department clients are given the opportunity to shop for a selection of clothing items.
Women & Children’s clothing and showers
- Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. (Showers)
- Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. (Clothing)
- Monday through Friday 12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. (Diapers & Baby Formula) (Verification of the child’s age is required.)
- 39,972 women were served during the 2011 calendar year.
- 42,485 children were served during the 2011 calendar year.
Men’s clothing exchange and showers
- Monday through Friday 7:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
- Haircuts Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays 7:30 a.m. – 11:30a.m.
Virgil Gianelli M.D.
DIRECT PHONE LINE: (209) 467-7791
Our medical clinic treats those who are uninsured. Appointment tickets to receive services for
the week are distributed at 7:00 a.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays for our medical clinic. Please
call for more information.
Eye exams are also performed and prescription glasses are provided for those requiring them.
Health Classes, including Diabetes Education classes, are provided in both English and Spanish.
St. Raphael’s DENTAL CLINIC
DIRECT PHONE LINE: (209) 467-0774
Our dental clinic treats those who are uninsured. Appointment tickets to receive services for
the week are distributed at 7:00 a.m. on Mondays for our dental clinic. Please call for more
Volunteer professionals, including dentists and hygienists provide needed dental care and
education to our clients. In addition, students from University of the Pacific’s Dental Hygiene
Program and residents from the Dental School provide assistance in our clinic.
Our Social Services Center allows staff and volunteers to provide case management for clients
by assisting with completing applications and forms for various benefit programs, such as for
Food Stamps, Medi-Cal and GR. In addition, clients are provided with advocacy and referrals
for securing emergency shelter, transitional housing and employment opportunities. Homeless
families with children are also able to receive school supplies, backpacks and uniforms.
Call us to schedule an appointment (209) 467-0703.
Social Services FAX: (209) 467-7117
Homeless court is held on the last Friday of each month at 3:00 p.m. on the campus of St.
Mary’s Dining Room. It allows individuals to clear up old traffic tickets, minor
criminal charges and fines. Contact our Social Services Department for more information.
The Child Development Council, Inc. provides a comprehensive preschool program for children
3-5 years of age. In addition to the preschool an Early Head Start Infant and Toddler program
are also provided.
Please visit our How You Can Help page for more information about volunteering.