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812, 2016

National Homeless Persons’ Memorial Day

December 8th, 2016|

Please join us and take a few moments out of your day to remember those who have died homeless in Marin. Please bring a candle for the vigil. This event is co-sponsored by The Marin Interfaith Street Chaplaincy, St. Vincent de Paul Society, Homeward Bound of Marin, the Marin Interfaith Council and the Ritter Center. When: Wednesday, December 21 Time: 4:00PM Where: First Presbyterian Church of San Rafael, 1510 Fifth Avenue, San Rafael, CA

2811, 2016

Ritter Center Has a Brand New Look

November 28th, 2016|

Ritter Center has gotten a BRAND NEW  LOOK – one that we think reflect the complexity of what we do each day – putting the pieces together for HEALTH, HOME and COMMUNITY to help people move forward to a better, more stable life. Ritter Center has offered help to those in crisis for over 30 years.  Inspired by our clients - people who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless due to the complexities of their lives, we chose this new [...]

1411, 2016

2016 Family to Family Holiday Program

November 14th, 2016|

Ritter Center needs your help to provide holiday cheer to low income families and individuals in our community! Since 1987, generous donors like yourself have been matched with families, seniors and adults with disabilities in Marin who  may otherwise go without during the holiday season. How can you help??? By signing up to confidentially “adopt” one or more of these households By organizing a toy drive through your business, community group or place of worship By donating money or some of your [...]

2207, 2015

Home Sweet Home: A Struggle for Seniors on a Fixed Income

July 22nd, 2015|

Meet Virginia, a Marin resident for the last 46 years. She is 91 years young and tries to remain as active and independent as possible. “I used to be a dressmaker, you know,” she said when I met her. These days, she keeps to her routine, going out for walks and getting supplemental food from the Salvation Army every Tuesday morning. “The food is very good over there … I get $189 on food stamps, but that is not enough. That is [...]

106, 2015

The View from Ritter Street: Poverty in Marin is About Much More than Homelessness

June 1st, 2015|

My name is Cia Byrnes. I am a family nurse practitioner and the Executive Director of the Ritter Center.  Anyone taking a quick glance while driving by our facility on Ritter Street will probably see at least a few homeless people and think of us as a homeless hub. And yes, Ritter Center does provide services to individuals and families who are currently experiencing homelessness. But they are just the most visible population within a larger and expanding group in Marin who [...]

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