Founded in 1974, Homeward Bound of Marin provides a wide range of services to get help with a transition from homelessness to stable housing.

Homeward Bound of Marin operates emergency shelters for both single adults and parents or guardians with children under 18. We are part of the countywide Coordinated Entry System that guides agencies in matching people who need shelter with the most appropriate options available. Our shelters act as the “front door” for all services at Homeward Bound of Marin.

Family Center – shelter for families

430 Mission Avenue, San Rafael, CA 94901
1-866-660-4288 TTY English
1-866-288-1311 TTY Spanish

Jonathan’s Place – shelter for adults

190 Mill St., San Rafael, CA 94901
415-457-9651 or 800-428-1488
1-866-660-4288 TTY English
1-866-288-1311 TTY Spanish

People in need also may contact these agencies for services:

St. Vincent de Paul Society Free Dining Room
820 B Street, San Rafael, CA 94901
Open from 6 a.m. to 1 p.m. serving free breakfast and lunch

Ritter Center
16 Ritter Street, San Rafael, CA 94912
Showers, information, emergency clothing and food, laundry

Marin County Veterans Service Office
10 N. San Pedro Road, San Rafael, CA  94903
Sean Stephens, Veterans Service Officer
Help with benefits and access to services

Helen Vine Detox Center
301 Smith Ranch Road, San Rafael, CA 94903
Counseling and treatment for people working to overcome drug or alcohol addiction

Center for Domestic Peace
Hotline in English — 415-924-6616
Hotline in Spanish – 415-924-3456
Men’s Hotline – 415-924-1070
Emergency shelter and support groups for people involved in domestic violence

Searchable database of social service agencies in the Bay Area
Dial 211 or 800-273-6222 for phone referrals

Homeward Bound is committed to equal opportunity and equal consideration without regard to race, religion, ancestry, national origin, sexual orientation, color, creed, gender, age, disability or any other protected class. We adhere to privacy protection guidelines issued by the Marin County Continuum of Care – please read the Privacy Notice for details.