Homeward Bound of Marin Opens Supportive Housing in Former Motel

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January 2022 Update

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Ending Homelessness for Everyone It Touches

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Homeward Bound of Marin

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Development Director: Corry Kanzenberg


Our mission of “opening doors to safety, dignity, hope and independence” is coupled with a vision that “everyone deserves a place to call home.” Founded with a single family shelter in 1974, Homeward Bound has evolved to become a leading force in ending homelessness in Marin County. Services include counseling, job training, and workshops on parenting, credit repair, money management and other life skills. Fresh Starts Culinary Academy forms the heart of our training program and ties closely to our social enterprise ventures.

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We know you care about where your money goes and how it is used. Connect with this organization’s leadership in order to begin to build this important relationship. Your email will be sent directly to this organization’s Director of Development and/or Executive Director.

There is no organization better than Homeward Bound of Marin at taking a holistic and ‘whole person’ approach to ending homelessness, one individual at a time. I am a long-term donor and active board member who has seen incredible transformations for participants in their programs. Addressing the root causes of homelessness, supporting goals that participants can achieve, offering wraparound services critical to their journeys – these are tenets of Homeward Bound of Marin. And most importantly, creating and maintaining an environment that is respectful, dignified, loving, and healing to each person, whatever their circumstances.
Marion Weinreb

Mill Street 2.0

Stepping through the doors at Homeward Bound of Marin starts a journey from crisis to stability to resilience that each individual or family travels in a unique way. People arrive to find a welcoming staff, safe accommodation, nourishing meals, and support to pursue paths to independence. These essential services continued through the pandemic and stretched to assist people taking refuge in local motels. Work will finish next year on an updated shelter and 32 new housing units in San Rafael for people who struggle most to find stability and health. 

All private donations support these vital programs that provide a safety net for people experiencing homelessness and avenues to a new future. Every $1,200 provides someone with a month of safe housing, meals, and support.

Key Supporters

2K Games
Built for Zero
Catalyst Kitchens
Chef Heidi Krahling
Chef Joanne Weir
Chef John Ash
County of Marin
Disabled American Veterans
Charitable Service Trust
Dominican Sisters of San Rafael
Harbor Point Charitable Foundation
The Hellman Foundation
The Jacques Pépin Foundation
Marin Community Foundation
Peter E. Haas Jr. Family Fund
Phil and Jill Lesh
The Republic of Tea
Sammy Hagar
Senator Mike McGuire
Tamalpais Pacific