The new Hayward Navigation Center and its mission of providing a path off the streets and out of homelessness got a big lift recently with a generous $83,000 donation from the Hayward Rotary Club. The gift helped pay for the purchase of one of two residential sleeping dormitories at the Center, which has been providing a transitional home with one meal a day, laundry, lavatory and shower facilities, storage, and supportive and housing placement services to 44 people at a time.


Since its November 2019 opening, the Center has moved 10 individuals into permanent housing and anticipates graduating eight more of its residents by the end of March.The City Council authorized establishment of the Navigation Center in January 2019 against a backdrop of a worsening chronic homelessness crisis in Hayward and across the Bay Area.  To learn more about ways to support the Center, go online to the Hayward Housing Navigation Center on the City of Hayward website.


If you'd like to see a video of our  Club presenting this check to the City, you can watch it here: