This special section features stories published in Street Spirit that report on the crucial work of St. Mary’s Center in providing shelter and life-supporting social services to low-income and homeless seniors in Oakland. These exciting stories describe St. Mary’s inspiring work in building a vibrant community and involving seniors in creating beautiful art and organizing for justice. The staff and senior members of St. Mary’s Center in Oakland are truly exceptional advocates for Communities in Action.​ <Back to St. Mary’s Center Stories>