Ritter Center

Rating: 4.86 stars   28 reviews

Issues: Health, Homeless & Housing, Human Services

Location: PO Box 3517 San Rafael CA 94912 USA

Mission: Ritter Center''s mission is to be a strategic leader partnering with individuals, families, and community to foster self-sufficiency for low-income families and individuals and to end homelessness in Marin County.
Direct beneficiaries per year: 4,000
Geographic areas served: Marin County, CA
Programs: Ritter Center assists more than 4,000 individuals each year with shower and laundry facilities, a food pantry, lockers, restrooms, clothing, primary medical care, financial assistance, private voice-mail, general mail delivery, crisis counseling, and referrals to shelters and other agencies. All services are provided free of charge.
2009 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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EIN 94-2675517
415-457-8182
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Rating: 5 stars   Featured Review

My name is Jim Tate. I have been a client of Ritter Center for 3 years. I have found the Ritter Center essential to my survival. I contracted a rare blood virus which left me homeless and unable to do all but the basics of life for myself and have since been living on disability. I dont think I'm exagerating when I say I would be dead without them. When you think nobody cares , go to the Ritter Center they have a huge heart. God Bless you people. Thanks

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

provide them with more funds to do more, they do a tremendous amount on their sparse budget.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Ritter (Nonprofit Staff) wrote:

Thanks for your testimonial, Jim. Ritter Center is glad that we could be of service and help during a difficult time in your life. Best of luck to you in the future.

Rating: 5 stars  

I came to Ritter Center at a low point in my life. I had my hours cut back at my job because business wasn't good. Then my car broke down and I was stuck with a $350+ repair bill. I paid the garage, but then I didn't have enough for rent the next month. I was getting really worried, but my landlord was really great about it. She was actually the one who said I should see if Ritter Center could help since they had helped one of her other tenants last year. I spoke with a social worker and since I had never had a problem paying my rent before and it was because of an unexpected car repair they helped pay part of my rent. Then they told me that I could come every week to get free food from their pantry for as long as my work hours were cut back. It's been a godsend. I save about $25 each week on food I would have bought at Safeway and it's actually pretty good stuff. That's an extra $100 in my pocket every month and it helps me pay my PG&E bill and keep my cell phone on. I don't know what I would have done without Ritter Center, so thanks.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

My husband and I have lost our savings and our home because of the recession and needed help. We had never had to seek help before and had no idea what to expect. The people at Ritter Center were wonderful. When we're back on our feet we'll definitely be contributing to help them help others.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

The kindness shown us, the lack of judgment, the respect shown us, were all as important as the help they gave us.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Smart, kind, patient and helpful.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Change the world!

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-1-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

3 people found this review helpful

I'm not sure if I can fit all of the good things about the Ritter House in this one box:) They are by far the most comprehensive and compassionate non-profit organization in Marin. And, perhaps in the whole state of California. Each person who works there does so for the right reasons. They keep showing up day after day- offering a smile, a joke or shoulder to cry on. Thank you all for helping me carve out a better life for myself.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

How much my life has changed over the past year!!!

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

The longevity and wealth of experience each staff member brings to the org.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

They all have unbelievable patience.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Rule the entire United States!!

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-12-01

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