1102, 2019

KQED NEWS – Homeless Myths

February 11th, 2019|

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 in four Bay Area counties, and in all of the counties that I've worked in, the belief is that if you create certain kinds of services, it [...]

502, 2019

2018 Holidays at Ritter Center

February 5th, 2019|

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 gift program provided household items to 49 seniors and toys to 102 kids from 47 families. Additionally, our Toy Store Program, open to all families in the [...]

611, 2018

2018 Thanksgiving Turkeys

November 6th, 2018|

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 our less fortunate neighbors during the holidays.   Donate Now

1210, 2018

2018 Family to Family Holiday Programs

October 12th, 2018|

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 [...]

2008, 2018

2018 Back to School at Ritter Center

August 20th, 2018|

We hosted out 16th annual Back to School program at Ritter Center on Thursday August 16th. As always, lots of smiles and happy faces. 140 students from kindergarten to high school stopped by to pick up brand new backpacks and school supplies. And they are now ready to learn and thrive academically. We could not do this great work without the support of all the donors and volunteers who make this program a big success year after year. THANK YOU!     [...]

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 [...]

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