We’re entering the home stretch of planning to rebuild and expand Mill Street Center, the site of our year-round emergency shelter for adults since 1986.

With your help, we will break ground this fall to create a new, more efficient shelter serving 60 adults, plus an additional 32 units of supportive housing at 190 Mill St. in San Rafael. Our plans received a 5-0 vote of support from the San Rafael City Council in April.

Detailed building plans soon will begin final review with city officials. The existing one-story building will become a four-story center with parking on the ground floor, the first-floor shelter and two floors above with 16 small apartments each to provide permanent housing for people who have struggled to find stability.

With on-site staff available around the clock, the expanded Mill Street 2.0 will offer a supportive environment with rooms designated for youth, gender-neutral spaces and dormitories with fewer beds per room to enhance peaceful rest.

Funding received to date for this project includes $4.5 million from the California Homeless Emergency Aid Program, $1.5 million from Partnership HealthPlan, $4.5 million from the state’s No Place Like Home program, $1.5 million from Marin Community Foundation, $1 million from the Nancy H. and James Kelso Fund and $100,000 from Tamalpais Pacific.

Stay tuned for more news about “Mill Street 2.0”! To help us down the home stretch, you can lend a hand with your gift.