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Phone: (415) 382-3363
1385 N. Hamilton Parkway
Novato
California 94949
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Target demographics: Homeless adults and families in Marin County, Calif.

Direct beneficiaries per year: Homeward Bound is Marin County's chief provider of shelter and residential services for homeless families and individuals, serving approximately 1,400 people per year in 14 inter-related residential programs.

Someone who had 3 hours of volunteer time could: Join a volunteer work day in the garden, take a shift in the kitchen at New Beginnings Center, sell our Halo Truffles at a local event, present a barbecue or make a meal for families.

Geographic areas served: Marin County

Programs: Homeward Bound operates 14 inter-related programs with a total of 350 beds for families, single adults and people facing persistent mental illness. In cooperation with the Marin County Office of Education Regional Occupation Program, we operate Fresh Starts Culinary Academy and a Social Services Aide Training Program in addition to other apprenticeships. Employment training continues with our social enterprise projects, Fresh Starts Catering, production of Halo Truffles, and the Jackson Cafe a partnership with Whistlestop Wheels .

Mission:
Founded in 1974, Homeward Bound of Marin seeks to end homelessness in our community with training, housing and hope. Our programs range from emergency shelter to permanent supportive housing and include services like counseling and job training that help residents build a sustainable, independent future.
Results:
Our residents have built an admirable record of success: in 2008-09, 95% of families served and 84% of adults completing our programs moved to stable housing.

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11/07/12
For more than a few years, I have worked with groups and agencies who serve the homeless in their communities. I feel priviledged to serve as a volunteer (member of their board as well as working in some of their programs) of Homeward Bound because I experience the core values which influence the ... more »
10/16/12
I have volunteered since 2008 on weekdays and help with lunches for staff, students, volunteers and on and off campus residents. This organization provides meals, support, safe housing, counseling and job training to homeless people who want to re-enter society as productive individuals. It is ... more »
07/30/12
Very rarely do you find an agency that cares from the top to the bottom which you then see coming from back from the bottom up. I had the honor of working for this agency and have yet to find another like it. I thank you for one of my greatest experiences in my life. I currently work in a different ... more »
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