Rotary Club gift a big lift for Hayward Navigation Center

March 10, 2020

The rotary standing with the City Council presenting a large check

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.

The Hayward Rotary Club is a non-partisan, non-political service organization dedicated to giving back to the local community and supporting vital projects and programs that build a stronger future for Hayward and the world.  To learn more about the Club and its work, go online to