How Can You help?

The best way to assist people experiencing homelessness in Marin is to donate or volunteer directly through social service agencies and community groups working with our community.  

  • Homeward Bound MarinIn addition to being Marin’s primary emergency shelter provider, Homeward Bound also operates 353 units of supportive housing, provides medical respite care, and provides job training opportunities.  
  • St Vincent de Paul Society of MarinIn Marin since 1946, St. Vincent’s provides a free dining room that serves 200,000 warm meals every year, and provides housing assistance through its Housing Help Desk.  St. Vincent’s provides support in a crisis through its Housing Outreach Team, as well as ongoing case management.  
  • Downtown Streets TeamDowntown Streets Team is a work experience program that provides volunteer opportunities for men and women experiencing homelessness.  
  • Ritter CenterThe Ritter Center is Marin’s primary healthcare provider for people experiencing homelessness.  
  • Adopt A Family MarinAdopt A Family of Marin works to prevent homelessness and provide stability for Marin families in need.  
  • Community Action Marin –  The Community Alternative Response & Engagement (CARE) homeless outreach teams offer vital support and assistance to unhoused people throughout Marin County. Peer case managers build trust through wellness checks and providing basic needs items or transportation to medical centers. 


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