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Dr. Ishman Anderson, Alum Class of 1994

Alumni Story: Dr. Ishman Anderson

Dr. Ishman Anderson was a student at Saint Vincent's Day Home in the early 1990s. Today, he is a faculty lecturer with the Criminal Justice Studies department at San Francisco State University. Dr. Anderson is also the founder of the Oakland nonprofit My Other Brother (MOB). Recently, Dr. Anderson shared with us how much the…

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Bodhi and Marco Gudino with current Day Home staff.

Alumni Story: Marco and Bodhi Gudino

We love hearing from Day Home alumni. Here is a story that shows the power of the love, care, and nurturing families find at Saint Vincent's Day Home. I remember riding by Saint Vincent’s Day Home on my bike with my son, Bodhi, riding on the back of my seat. I would tell him that…

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Volunteer packed, fresh food ready for Day Home families to pick up.

Honoring 14 volunteers, 14 months, 1,600 bags of food

While these last two years have had their challenges, to say the least, our volunteers and supporters continue to make a difference to Oakland's Saint Vincent’s Day Home’s children and families. We wanted to take a moment and share one program that has ensured our families have nourishing staples and fresh produce. In January 2021,…

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Claremont hotel staff member volunteers to paint faces at the Day Home Family Celebration

Claremont Carnival & Family Celebration

What a jam-packed day of fun! The annual visit from the Claremont Club & Spa, a Fairmont Hotel, coincided with our annual Family Celebration. The carnival this year was extra spectacular. The Claremont staff rented 3 fairy-tale themed jumpy houses, layered our playground walkways with golden "brick roads," and set out games, face-painting and crown-making…

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Boys explore sensory area at Saint Vincent's Day Home

Day Home Builds New Discovery Area

What started as a blank dirt canvas is now a Discovery/Sensory Area! Months of planning have come to fruition as we open this exciting new space on our playground for the children. CRC Insurance generously provided the materials for this wonderful addition, and Google employees volunteered their time on GoogleServe day to dig, paint, and…

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Klay Thompson Visits

The Day Home's children were in for a great surprise when they entered our neighboring Acorn Housing Projects. Waiting for them was Warriors shooting guard Klay Thompson. He was there to meet the children and answer their questions. After telling them about his teammates, hard work, and the power of a good education, Klay announced…

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In Memory of Sister Ann Maureen Murphy

Sister Ann Maureen Murphy SHF passed peacefully into eternal life on Saturday, November 16, 2013, after a battle with cancer. She was attended during her final illness by her loving sisters, family and friends. A proud native San Franciscan, she was educated at St. James Elementary School and Immaculate Conception Academy. She was a member of the Sisters…

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The Day Home Mourns the Loss of Cecil P. Reeves

Saint Vincent’s Day Home was saddened to learn of the death of past Board member and long-time supporter, Cecil P. Reeves of Berkeley. Cecil and his wife Addie, to whom he was married for 57 years until her death in 2003, were active and involved supporters of the Day Home for many years. Cecil worked in…

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