Elizabeth House

    Oakland Elizabeth House is a residence for single women and women with
    children who have experienced homelessness, violence, addiction or poverty.
    Established in 1991, our mission is to support women and children in their
    transition to independence. We are dedicated to creating, nurturing and
    maintaining a cooperative living environment of hospitality and respect in the
    Catholic Worker tradition. Each year we serve more than 200 women and
    children. Our primary role is to provide stability and a home where residents
    can prepare themselves and their families for what lies before them. We work
    to assist women in finding educational resources, gainful employment and
    securing permanent housing. St. Theresa Parish Opportunities for support:

  • Thanksgiving Meals
  • Adopt a Family at Christmas Time
  • Ongoing donations of clothing/furniture for the House
  • Volunteer opportunities on Monday nights doing childcare while the Mom's are
    attending a house meeting.
  • Volunteering in the office helping with data base management, newsletter
    mailings, donation letters.
  • Volunteering to help with their once-a-year fund raising luncheon held at the
    Claremont Country Club.
  • The Parish had given grants to Elizabeth house to support the programs
    offered for the women and children of the house.
  • Potential volunteer efforts also include: parish groups or families helping to get
    rooms ready for incoming residents - cleaning, painting, new linens, welcome
    gifts. Ongoing maintenance efforts are always welcome - painting general living
    spaces  and gardening.
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Contact:  Laura Bennett for more information