Dorothy Day House of Berkeley

Cause Area

  • Community
  • Homeless & Housing
  • Hunger


1931 Center StreetPO Box 12701Berkeley, CA 94712 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

The Dorothy Day House of Berkeley is a non-denominational community of volunteers who are dedicated to feeding the hungry and providing dignified hospitality to the poor. The name refers to our origins in the Catholic Worker movement; we are not a residential community.


Daily breakfast is served to residents of Berkeley's long-term Men's Shelter and at Trinity Methodist Church (near U.C. campus) to drop-in guests. We also coordinate dinner for the Men's Shelter every evening, and run a foul-weather shelter on rainy nights. We have served free breakfasts in the People's Park neighborhood for more than 20 years. During the struggle to keep the park open we worked out of an illegal trailer -- the People's Cafe -- there. Now the City of Berkeley subsidizes some of our services, though we are completely dependent on volunteer labor and have no office or paid administrative staff.


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by Bob W. (September 17, 2017)
These volunteers serve breakfast 6 days a week to the homeless community in Berkeley. They serve hot cereal fresh fruit coffee pastries and eggs. On Saturdays they serve and expanded breakfast with scrambled eggs potatoes and sausage or bacon. With just a few volunteers and a Truck they serve 3 separate meals 5 and 6 days a week.

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