Centro de Servicios, located in the Decoto District of Union City, was established in 1974 as part of East Bay Spanish-Speaking Citizens' Foundation, a non-profit, community-based organization. The Quonset building was the first store in Decoto, named the Decoto Variety Store. Owners Al and Marcela Roderigues operated the store for twenty years and long-time Decoto residents still remember buying candies from the store.
Centro de Servicios' mission is one of community improvement. It includes helping the needy and indigent, securing immediate basic needs and rights, regaining pride and dignity and, ultimately, helping them to become self-sufficient and productive members of society. The agency also holds the distinction of being Southern Alameda County's oldest non-profit agency. Centro de Servicios had served more thant 25,000 families throughout its 37 years of operation. The dedicated staff and volunteers serve more than 800 families and individuals each month.
Located in the heart of Union City's Decoto District, Centro de Servicios has a thrift store and resource center. Jaime Jaramillo is the executive director of Centro de Servicios.
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