Strong community participation
Community participation has always been strong in Ritter Center’s history and has helped shape our programs, purpose and vision. Our Day Services Center, for example, is the result of the work of the Blue Ribbon Homeless Working Group, formed in 1989 by the County of Marin, Marin Council of Mayors, Marin Community Foundation and Marin Interfaith Council. The Homeless Working Group sought to meet the personal needs of Marin’s homeless population, such as mail delivery, showers and laundry.
Health care services were added in 1995 and expanded into a separate building in 2012, when Ritter Center became a Federally Qualified Health Center. This enables Ritter Center to provide health care services, regardless of someone’s ability to pay. For anyone whose income is below the poverty line, our services are FREE.