Help Us Make the Match!


by Sabrina - 02-16-2014
"I came for the shower. I stayed for the hope. I achieved with the help." Drop in services directly connect people to housing, employment, training, support, and opportunity. South Hayward Parish (SHP) has been providing drop in services to in...

Betty Deforest Honored with Hometown Hero Award


by Sonja - 06-28-2013
article and video of Betty's Hometown Hero award

Betty receives the 2013 Community Spirit Award


by Sonja - 06-11-2013
Betty receiving the 2013 Community Spirit Award from the Volunteer Center. Once again she charmed her audience while commenting on this well deserved award.

Free GED Prep Class Tuesdays 5-8PM


by Sonja - 04-02-2013
TUESDAYS, 5-8PM 27287 Patrick Avenue, Hayward Sponsored by the South Hayward Parish Call (510) 785-3663 Space is Limited

Betty Deforest Honored with Jefferson Award for Five Decades of Giving


by Sonja - 03-28-2013
Our Executive Director, Betty Deforest has been honored with a Jefferson Award. "for five decades of giving to the homeless and disadvantaged, this week’s Jefferson Award in the Bay Area goes to Betty DeForest." Betty Deforest Honored with Jeffe...


South Hayward Parish

South Hayward Parish’s Mission is to engage people of faith in the endeavor and partnership of building and maintaining a just and nurturing community.  The Parish actively advocates for the rights and dignity of all people, regardless of sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, race, or geographic origin.

Our community ministry includes:
Emergency Food Programs that meet unmet local needs
Community Action Network (CAN) working to end homelessness in Hayward
Family Resource Collective providing access to healthcare, education, senior meals, information, and more
Public witness and education activities that promote social justice

Food Programs

Emergency Food Program – Our food pantry or food bank provides emergency food for individuals and families.

We provide short term assistance with a two day supply of food for families and individuals.

Call the Food Distribution Coordinator at (510) 785-FOOD(3663) for assistance.

Resources and Advocacy

Hayward Coalition for Affordable Housing:

an advisory and advocacy group which works in partnership with residents, community based organizations, and housing consultants to develop strategies for creating affordable housing in our area.

Get Involved!

Please support the Parish with
your presence, your prayers,
and your funds.

For more information please contact the SHP office at

(510) 785-3663
If you’d like to volunteer with any of the South Hayward Parish programs please contact the office or email to:
southhaywardparish@hotmail.com
27287Patrick Avenue, Upstairs Hayward, CA 94544