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Ritter Center

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Emergency Assistance, Family Services, Health, Homeless & Housing, Homeless Centers, Hospitals, Human Services

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.

Community Stories

2 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters


Client Served

Rating: 5

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

Comments ( 1 )

Ritter 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.


Board Member

Rating: 5

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.


Board Member

Rating: 5

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.