Our community faces an unprecedented challenge with the Coronavirus, which has created a situation that continues to evolve rapidly. Homeward Bound of Marin remains committed to the mission that began 46 years ago to provide support and shelter to families and individuals facing homelessness.

We will continue to operate our shelters and housing programs as essential community services, providing support to everyone who will need to “shelter in place” with Homeward Bound. In the absence of having a home of their own, we are the refuge and place of safe sanctuary for many vulnerable homeless families and adults. Our services are committed to the critical role of communicating clear information and best practices to those we serve.

Responding to guidance from public health officials, Homeward Bound has added a work at home option for those staff members whose tasks allow it during the next three weeks. Our programs will continue to follow hygiene and “social distance” protocols as recommended by the County of Marin.

The “shelter in place” order has prompted a temporary suspension of outside meal delivery to Mill Street Center, our emergency shelter in San Rafael. For those who want to help, we will gratefully accept gifts toward the extra expenses in our programs for food, health and hygiene supplies, and staffing. Homeward Bound also faces a loss of social enterprise revenue from events that had been scheduled for The Key Room.

We’re grateful to walk side-by-side with strong community partners and deeply appreciate the encouragement from our supporters. Homeward Bound looks forward to working with all of you now and in the future to end homelessness.