Ritter Center

Rating: 4.86 stars   28 reviews


PO Box 3517 San Rafael CA 94912 USA


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.

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Geographic areas served:

Marin County, CA


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.

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Rating: 5 stars  

11 people found this review helpful

My connection with Ritter Center began with volunteer work and then progressed as a Board Member for eight years, involving every aspect of the operation and services of this highly regarded non profit. Ritter Center truly serves those in real need in the Marin Community, often in ways that are precluded otherwise. With this organization the resources do in fact get to the ground. With a low expense to benefit ratio coupled with substantial volunteer contribution, Ritter Center is certainly an organization that Marin cannot do without.

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

the dedication of staff and volunteers

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

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Rating: 5 stars  

3 people found this review helpful

I have been a donor and a volunteer with Ritter Center for over 15 years. As a family, we started adopting individuals when my children were in high school. Ritter helped them learn the gift you get back when you help others. Over the years, I have participated in almost every role, including President of the Board. Ritter does everything they do with respect for the individual. They value each and every person that comes to them for help, really listening to each story, each situation. This allows them to really help each client in the way that works for them. They provide help when help is needed and our community would be lost without them.

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

helping low income and homeless individuals get the basic services and food necessary for survival.

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

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

the way they make those they help feel. Everyone walks away feeling heard and not judged. They give hope to people who are feeling hopeless, invisible and unheard.

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

caring, giving individuals who want to help those less fortunate in our community. People who do not judge someone because they are less fortunate. People who provide help when help is needed.

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

eliminate homelessness in our community; provide healthcare to the most disadvantaged and at risk within our community; supplement the food needs for low income seniors, veterans and others within our community; continue doing the work it does so well.

Ways to make it better...

there was more support from the community for those low income and homeless individuals within our county.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

the tightening of the donor dollar. Right now more and more families and individuals are facing tough times. As a nation, we need to do the right thing.

One thing I'd also say is that...

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

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