HOMEWARD BOUND OF MARIN Overview
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 .