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.
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.
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 .
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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 state and use everything I learned at Homeward Bound here. Yes across the states there has been a ripple effect.