Plans to rebuild our Mill Street Center emergency shelter received final approval this week from the San Rafael City Council. With the 5-0 vote, we’re keeping this project moving to replace the existing shelter and add 32 units of supportive housing.

Since 1986, the 55-bed center has served as the county’s only year-round emergency shelter for single adults. The new building will have ground-floor parking, an upgraded and more efficient shelter for 60 people, and two upper floors with small apartments.

With 24-hour staff, the center will  provide a type of housing not currently available in Marin. The program will offer long-term homes with on-site support for people who have struggled most to achieve stability.

More than $10 million of the estimated $15.6 million development cost has been contributed by key government and foundation funders. Thanks to a challenge grant from Tamalpais Pacific, you can double your impact now with a gift for the “Mill Street 2.0” project.

Read the Marin Independent Journal story for more news and find details about Mill Street Center on our website.