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1008, 2018

Ritter Center Announces Leadership Transition

August 10th, 2018|

Ritter Center Board Chair Bobbe Rockoff today announced that, on August 1, Mark Shotwell, the Center’s Senior Director of Housing and Whole Person Care, was appointed Interim Executive Director. Shotwell, a regional expert in developing housing and health care services for unhoused individuals, assumes the senior leadership position held by Linda Tavaszi, PhD, CEO. Tavaszi, who joined Ritter Center in September 2017, will remain at Ritter into September to ensure a smooth transition. “It has been a year of a lot of [...]

607, 2018

2018 Back to School Program

July 6th, 2018|

  Are you ready for some summer homework? Each year, your contributions help make our Back to School program a great success. Our goal is to send over 160 children in San Rafael back to school with all the tools they need to succeed and thrive academically. How can you help? There are a few ways for you to support our Back to School program: The following is a list of school supplies that can be donated for our Back to School program. You can drop them [...]

2102, 2018

2017 Holidays at Ritter Center

February 21st, 2018|

We love the Holiday Season at Ritter Center. Every year, we get to play Santa Claus and provide holiday cheer to families and adults in need in our community. And year after year, thanks to your support, our programs are a huge success. This year was no exception. Our Family to Family gift program for Ritter clients provided household items to 43 seniors and toys to 102 kids. Our Toy Store Program, open to all other families in the county, provided holiday [...]

802, 2018

Join us for Dine for a Cause at El Paseo Restaurant

February 8th, 2018|

El Paseo Restaurant in Mill Valley is hosting Dine for a Cause to support our agency. 20% of the evening's proceeds will be donated to the Ritter Center, serving Marin County's homeless community. So please join us on February 21st at El Paseo. WHEN Wednesday, February 21st 5:00pm - 8:30pm   WHERE El Paseo Restaurant 17 Throckmorton Avenue, Mill Valley, CA 94941 (415) 388-0741   Click Here To Reserve a table

1212, 2017

Marin IJ Editorial: Time for Ritter Center’s planned changes

December 12th, 2017|

Ritter Center’s plan to relocate its main hub for homeless services out of downtown San Rafael answers a constant criticism it has garnered from the City Council. The council has not been shy about complaining about Ritter’s operations and for being a magnet that has attracted homeless to hang out downtown and surrounding neighborhoods. The plan has already been welcomed by Mayor Gary Phillips, who said, “Everyone will benefit.” The county’s leadership role, as a major source of governmental funding for Ritter, [...]

2711, 2017

Ritter Center’s Service Hub Is On The Move

November 27th, 2017|

Despite Marin County’s affluence and progressive culture, there continue to be hundreds of individuals and families who are unhoused. The issue of “homelessness” has not been an easy one to solve, but we should all be optimistic.Community leaders and organizations are working collectively — and hard — to find universal solutions that will aid individuals who are chronically unhoused as well as families who are temporarily without homes because of difficult circumstances. We know that change is possible. For instance, collaborating agencies [...]

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