- Rescue Mission
- Back2Life Program - Job and Housing Placement
- Men's Recovery
- Medical Clinic
- Family Services
- The Learning Center
Cityteam Oakland is located in the heart of downtown. The doors of the mission are open to the city's poor, hopeless and homeless. Together, the staff and volunteers in Oakland are working towards an empowered, changed and new Oakland.
In Oakland, Cityteam is carrying on the work that the Oakland Peniel Mission began in 1897, providing hot meals, safe shelter, showers, and clean clothing to this city's homeless population. Cityteam in Oakland also has a wonderful, caring medical staff that provides medical attention for those in need. A recovery program is in place for men that are on a road of destruction from drugs and alcohol. Our community outreach comes alongside low income families in Oakland struggling to make ends meet. Our Learning Center is bridging the gap in education, equipping those we serve to succeed in life.
Cityteam is involved in real life situations with the people that walk through our doors. The caring staff and volunteers at Cityteam reach out to those people in need and show them there is real hope in Christ. Cityteam in Oakland offers several different programs that reach out to those in severe need. All of these programs incorporate a chance for our staff and volunteers to consistently walk along side someone and explain God's unconditional love for them in order to formulate an everlasting real change in their lives.
Sometimes Hope Comes in a Packed Grocery Bag
She grew up in a middle class family. She played in their big backyard almost every day with her friends. This happy little girl was never short of food, clothing or love. Then, as a teen, Elaine's life took a turn she never expected. She met a boy, became pregnant and had her first child — a son. The boyfriend left her to struggle alone as a single mother. Elaine worked hard to provide a home, food and loving care for her baby. A few years later, she met and married a man who was much like her father — energetic, caring and hardworking. Together they had a second child — another son.