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Helping people live healthier, better lives

Thousands of families and individuals living in poverty receive high-quality healthcare, vital housing support, nutritious food, and everyday essentials from Ritter Center year round.

Homelessness Survey Quick Facts


of surveyed individuals reported living in Marin when they became homeless.


of people reported that their primary reason for becoming homeless was economic.


people surveyed in Marin County in 2019 were veterans. 67% were unsheltered.

Ritter Center Serves Over 2,570 Individuals in a Given Year

All of Ritter Center’s clients are low-income families and individuals in Marin County. 35% of our clients have experienced homelessness while 65% are housed but need help to remain in their homes. We have reduced chronic homelessness in Marin County by 28 percent since 2017 through our Whole Person Care program with Marin County and our partners.


350 families each week access our food pantry


427 are seniors


113 are veterans

Medical Care

38% of patients receive medical care

Mental Health Care

14% of patients receive behavioral health services


67% of clients are housed and need help to remain so

How You Can Help

There are many ways to help individuals who are living in poverty or experiencing homelessness. You can make a donation, give items in-kind or volunteer your time.


Need Help?

If you are homeless, or need help with paying rent or buying food, or are seeking primary healthcare for you and your family – or you know someone who needs support – contact us!