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Stabilizing Families | Strengthening the Individual | Revitalizing the Community

Welcome from Executive Director, Washington Burns, M.D.


Welcome to the Prescott-Joseph Center. For over 25 years, PJC has been the hub for services for children, youth, families, and seniors in West Oakland. Our vision has always been for PJC  to be a "friendly helping hand" for West Oakland. Especially now during these challenging times with COVID-19, we want to be here for our West Oakland neighbors more than ever. Please visit our "COVID-19 Services" page to learn about the services we are currently offering. Together, we will make it through this. 


Thank you for your continued support. Be safe. Stay well. 



Washington Burns, MD

Executive Director/Founding Board Member

Latest News @ PJC!

  • BREATHMOBILE, PRESS RELEASE - The California Air Resources Board (CARB) is funding the Breathmobile site for pediatric asthma management in Vallejo City. 

  • FOOD PANTRY, Our very own LaMel Smith, Food Pantry Manager, was thanked again by the Alameda County Community Food Bank's Executive Director, Suzan Bateson. See the letter by clicking the link below!

  • AMAZON made Easter more enjoyable for families that receive food from our Food Pantry. They sent over baskets, materials, small toys. candy, etc for dozens of Easter Baskets. What a wonderful gesture!

  • FREE DIAPERS, 4th Friday of the month, Lincoln Families & First 5 of Alameda County have partnered with PJC to provide diapers for West Oakland families. 

  • COMMUNITY FOOD DISTRIBUTIONS, Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 9am-2pm. Please see flyer below. 

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