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26 06, 2019

3rd Annual Concert Solving Homelessness in Marin County

2019-07-08T16:08:27-07:00June 26th, 2019|Comments Off on 3rd Annual Concert Solving Homelessness in Marin County

We are excited to announce Marin Homeless Aid's 3 Annual Concert Solving Homelessness in Marin. This year, Marin Homeless Aid is partnering with Ritter Center and will donate ticket proceeds to support the work we do in the community. We invite you to spend a fun-filled, nostalgic, musically packed evening with live performances from Petty [...]

11 02, 2019

KQED NEWS – Homeless Myths

2019-02-11T17:12:36-07:00February 11th, 2019|Comments Off on KQED NEWS – Homeless Myths

Our Executive Director Mark Shotwell spoke to the KQED News team regarding Homeless Myths. Myth #1: They're not from around here Experts say this is one of the most common misconceptions about homelessness, and it is often paired with another idea, explained Mark Shotwell, executive director of the Ritter Center in Marin County. "I've worked [...]

5 02, 2019

2018 Holidays at Ritter Center

2019-02-07T15:34:46-07:00February 5th, 2019|Comments Off on 2018 Holidays at Ritter Center

The Holiday Season means a lot to us at Ritter Center. For the last 31 years, 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 our Family to Family [...]

6 11, 2018

2018 Thanksgiving Turkeys

2018-11-06T12:40:47-07:00November 6th, 2018|Comments Off on 2018 Thanksgiving Turkeys

Ritter Center is collecting frozen turkeys through Monday, November 19th to distribute to less-fortunate Marin families for Thanksgiving. Turkeys can be dropped off at 16 Ritter St in San Rafael, Monday-Friday, 8:30am-4:30pm. If you don't have time to drop off a turkey, financial donations can also be made by clicking the link below. Please, help support [...]

12 10, 2018

2018 Family to Family Holiday Programs

2018-10-12T13:22:28-07:00October 12th, 2018|Comments Off on 2018 Family to Family Holiday Programs

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” [...]

10 08, 2018

Ritter Center Announces Leadership Transition

2018-08-10T09:35:56-07:00August 10th, 2018|Comments Off on Ritter Center Announces Leadership Transition

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, [...]

6 07, 2018

2018 Back to School Program

2018-07-09T12:58:27-07:00July 6th, 2018|Comments Off on 2018 Back to School Program

  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 [...]

21 02, 2018

2017 Holidays at Ritter Center

2018-02-21T16:20:27-07:00February 21st, 2018|Comments Off on 2017 Holidays at Ritter Center

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 [...]

12 12, 2017

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

2017-12-12T14:45:46-07:00December 12th, 2017|Comments Off on Marin IJ Editorial: Time for Ritter Center’s planned changes

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 [...]

27 11, 2017

Ritter Center’s Service Hub Is On The Move

2017-11-27T15:48:39-07:00November 27th, 2017|Comments Off on Ritter Center’s Service Hub Is On The Move

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 [...]