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333 E. Washington Street
Stockton, CA 95202
(209) 468-1000

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COMMUNITY CENTERS
 

"Our mission is to lead in the creation and delivery of services that improve the quality of life for our community."

Community Services Staff

For over twenty-five years, the San Joaquin Community Centers have been providing a wide variety of direct and referral services to individuals and families through a network of eight (8) community centers.  Services include but are not limited to:

Food and Nutrition Services

Emergency Food Assistance: Each community center has a food closet in which food assistance is provided to needy individuals and families on an emergency basis on a walk-in basis or by appointment.  Individuals in need of food assistance are encouraged to contact the community center nearest to their place of residence.

Commodity Food Distribution: USDA and donated foods are distributed to low-income families  the third Thursday of every month at each community center.  Residents must provide proof of identification, proof of income and proof of residency to determine eligibility.  Interested individuals should contact the community center nearest their place of residence for more information.

Donated Foods: These foodstuffs are free to low-income residents on a daily basis.  Individuals self-certify that they are low-income in order to receive donated foods.

Congregate Meals: Nutritionally certified meals are provide to individuals age 55 and older.  A small donation is requested.

Summer Food Services Program: Youth participating in the Summer Youth Enrichment Program (SYEP) are provided nutritionally balanced meanls several times per week.  Eligibility is income based.

Holiday Food Baskets: These distributed to low-income individuals and families during the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays.

Brown Bag Program: Bags of groceries are made available to low-income seniors, aged 60 and over. Eligibility is based on income.  An annual donation is suggested to offset costs to this contracted program.

Information and Referral

Center staff provides linkage and referrals to agencies to assist individuals and families in the areas of human services, employment, health, nutrition, housing assistance and education services.

Fitness and Recreation Programs

Community centers offer adults and youth many opportunities for fitness and recreation programs.  These include but are not limited to Youth Intramural Sports, Summer Aquatics Programs with swim lessons for youth and adults, and Summer Evening Basketball Programs for teens.

Youth Programs

Youth are offered a variety of activities such as computer labs, homework and tutoring clubs during the school year, art classes, karaoke and talent shows, and teen dances.  During the summer months, kids ages 9-13 may enroll in the Summer Youth Enrichment Program, a program that offers six weeks of fun-filled activities for youth.  Depending on funding availability, youth may participate in the High Sierra Silver Lake Camp that offers a 3-night, 4-day camping experiences for youth.

Senior Programs

Senior citizens may participate in a variety of activities ranging from the senior lunch program to bingo, dominoes, crafts, exercise classes, health clinics and volunteer opportunities.

Adult Programs

Some of the programs available to adults include but are not limited to Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA), Home Owners and Renters Assistance, ESL and GED classes, Internet Access for Job Search, Resume and Job Application Assistance, Family Development Case Management, and Volunteer Opportunities.

Other Services and Special Events

Many individuals and families receive assistance in completing forms and applications for a variety of services.  Emergency clothing is also provided to low-income individuals and families throughout the year.  Residents may also provide input on center services through local advisory boards.

Special events such as Black History Month, Cinco de Mayo Celebration, Juneteenth Celebration, National Night Out and Eastside Celebration are sponsored throughout the year.

Boggs Tract Center
Boggs Tract Center

(209) 468-3978
533 S. Los Angeles St., Stockton 95203
Lodi Center
Lodi Center  

(209) 331-7516
415 S. Sacramento St., Lodi 95240
Garden Acres Center
Garden Acres Center

(209) 468-3984
607 Bird Ave., Stockton 95215
Northeast Center
Northeast Center
 
(209) 468-3918
2885 E. Harding Way, Stockton 95205
Kennedy Center
Kennedy Center

(209) 468-3986
2800 S. D St., Stockton 95206
Taft Center
Taft Center  

(209) 468-4168
389 Downing Ave., Stockton 95206
Larch Clover Center
Larch Clover Center
(209) 831-5920
11157 W. Larch Rd., Tracy 95304
Thornton Community Center
Thornton Community Center
(209) 794-2144
26675 N. Sacramento Blvd., Thornton
 

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