Crews have begun drilling helical piles into the ground to build our new shelter and housing program at 190 Mill St. in San Rafael. It’s the first step in creating the foundation for expanded services at this longtime shelter site!

The rebuilt center will serve 40+ adults and include 32 small apartments to provide permanent housing for people who will benefit most from ongoing support. Homeward Bound has operated Marin County’s only year-round emergency shelter for adults on the site since 1986.

When finished, “Mill Street 2.0” will comprise four stories with parking on the ground floor, the first-floor shelter and housing on two upper floors. The new shelter will offer smaller dormitories for better sleep, with designated spaces for youth and a gender-neutral restroom.

We’ve raised more than 80% of the estimated $19 million cost to open the doors of the new building in early 2022, thanks to help from key foundations, government partners and individual donors.

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