If you are a single adult who needs help, please contact the coordinated entry line at 415-491-2559 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:40 p.m. Monday through Friday. 

Families who need shelter services should call 415-457-2115 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. any day.


Homeward Bound of Marin is the primary provider of Marin County homeless shelters and services for homeless families and individuals in Marin. 

Family Center shelter for families, 430 Mission Avenue, San Rafael, CA 94901 415-457-2115 

1-866-660-4288 TTY English 

1-866-288-1311 TTY Spanish 

Mill Street Center shelter for adults 

190 Mill Street, San Rafael, CA 94901 



1-866-660-4288 TTY English 

1-866-288-1311 TTY Spanish 

People in need also may contact these agencies for services: 

St. Vincent de Paul Society Free Dining Room

820 B Street, San Rafael, CA 94901 


Open from 6 a.m. to 1 p.m. serving free breakfast and lunch 

Ritter Center 

16 Ritter Street, San Rafael, CA 94912 


Showers, information, emergency clothing and food, laundry 

Marin County Veterans Service Office 

10 N. San Pedro Road, San Rafael, CA 94903 


Sean Stephens, Veterans Service Officer 

Help with benefits and access to services 

Helen Vine Detox Center 

301 Smith Ranch Road, San Rafael, CA 94903 


Counseling and treatment for people working to overcome drug or alcohol addiction 

Center for Domestic Peace 

Hotline in English 415-924-6616 

Hotline in Spanish 415-924-3456 

Men's Hotline 415-924-1070 

Emergency shelter and support groups for people involved in domestic violence 


Searchable database of social service agencies in the Bay Area 

Dial 211 or 800-273-6222 for phone referrals