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  

I used to clean out my closets and bring my clothes to Ritter Center because they would give them to people in need for free instead of selling them. Now they have a partnership with Goodwill so only take clothes through church and school drives etc. but I still drop off food and soaps/shampoo for their showers. Last time I donated food I asked for a tour and they were so nice to spend a little time with me even though I can't donate money. I am AMAZED at how much the agency has changed over the last 5 years or so. They have a beautiful new medical clinic and now offer housing services and free therapy! They even have alcohol and drug counselors and work with the county jail and help people manage their money. I was blown away.

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When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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I have been involved with Ritter Center's Family to Family program for a number of years. It's a wonderful way to share with those less fortunate during the holidays; though the beautiful thing about Ritter Center is that you can give back all year long. I bring in food, toiletry items, and paper grocery backs almost every month. They treat even these small contributions with the greatest appreciation! I wish I could give more time and treasure to Ritter!

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

Adopting families during the holidays and interacting with the staff, volunteers and even some clients when I drop off donations

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-12-01

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I am a former employee of Ritter Center (formerly Ritter House) and long time supporter and donor. They do an amazing job with an extremely limited budget providing a broad range of services for the working poor and homeless in our Marin County. Also, Diane Linn is a great addition to the organization. Bravo to the Ritter Center board of directors for adding such a professional to the organization and Marin nonprofit community.

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

extremely professional, committed and hard working

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-12-01

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We have been very pleased to support the Ritter Center. They are an exceptionally well run organization that truly makes a huge difference in our community.

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

Their enthusiasm for their mission

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

Warm caring individuals

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

Take a lot more people in transition and bring them into being mainstream, productive individuals in society

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-1-01

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