SLHP Day Laborer COVID-19 Emergency Fund Campaign Update: We would like to offer our sincere thanks to the Philanthropic Ventures Foundation National Day Laborer Organizing Network, and to you the donors who helped us in superseding our goal of $75,000 to provide cash assistance to day laborers during these difficult times. With your contribution we were able to fundraise $115,636!
Current SLHP Fundraising Efforts:
With the help of our amazing staff, who are fielding many calls weekly, we are hearing about different community needs that must be fulfilled and we will be transitioning our fundraising efforts to a more general organization fund to maintain flexibility with responding to the different needs while also supporting the maintenance of operational costs to continue help us through the COVID-19 pandemic long term.
In a time of widespread economic instability, social inequity, and xenophobia, exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic, many of our community members who are undocumented and work in temporary or low-wage jobs are left without access to sick leave, unemployment, or federal aid. Day laborers in Oakland and all across the nation do not have the privilege and luxury to stay home, they simply can’t afford it. They are fully taking on the burden of this crisis right now and for the foreseeable future. Additionally, there is an increased fear of leaving home to access food, resources, and healthcare due to police response and enforcement of the shelter-in-place order. Please help us support our community members during this difficult time.
Street Level Health Project’s programs and staff to weather this time of transition. Street Level Health Project is a women of color led organization, and almost all of our staff are immigrants or children of immigrants themselves.
Street Level Health Project is an Oakland-based community center that serves hundreds of day laborers, undocumented individuals and low-wage immigrant workers in Alameda County. Known to many as “the safety net of the safety net”, Street Level offers health screenings, street outreach, and drop-in services, while fighting at the state and local level for workers’ rights and equitable access to healthcare. The Oakland Workers’ Collective, better known to workers as “La Colectiva”, is an established worker collective at Street Level Health that creates pathways to safe and dignified employment. Our model incorporates vocational training, employment linkage, wage advocacy, and civic engagement. Since the outbreak of the COVID-19, Street Level has served as an information hub, reaching out to hundreds of our community members and offering resources, information, and support.
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Want to send a check instead? Please make your check out to:
Street Level Health Project
Mail to: 3125 East 15th Street, Suite B, Oakland CA, 94601
Memo: SLHP COVID-19 Support