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Marin County, CA Homeless Shelters, Supportive Housing, Halfway Housing, Transitional Housing, Day Shelters

Shelter Listings is dedicated to serving the homeless and low-income.  We have listed out the shelters and services we have in Marin County, CA below. This list has homeless shelters, halfway houses, affordable housing, etc. The database consists of over 4,000 listings and includes emergency shelters, homeless shelters, day shelters, transitional housing, shared housing, residential drug alcohol rehabilitation programs and permanent affordable housing.  


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Center Point San Rafael
San Rafael, CA 94901
(415) 492-4444
Non Profit Organization that provides housing assistance
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Gilead House Novato
Novato, CA 94948
(415) 895-5575
transitional home for single mothers in need located in Marin County
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Homeward Bound Of Marin Novato
Novato, CA 94949
415-382-3363
Transitional Housing, Non Profit Organization
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California Reentry Program San Quentin
San Quentin, CA 94964
(415)599-6586
Non Profit Organization that provides housing assistance
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Novato Human Needs Center Novato
Novato, CA 94947

Non Profit Organization that provides housing assistance
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Center For Volunteer And Nonprofit Leadership Of Marin San Rafael
San Rafael, CA 94903

Non Profit Organization that provides housing assistance
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Aldersly, Inc. San Rafael
San Rafael, CA 94901
(415)453-7425
Non Profit Organization that provides housing assistance
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Community Church Retirement Center Mill Valley
Mill Valley, CA 94941

Non Profit Organization that provides housing assistance
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Women Helping All People Marin City
Marin City, CA 94965
(415)332-1703
Non Profit Organization that provides housing assistance
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Marin Abused Women's Services San Rafael
San Rafael, CA 94901

Non Profit Organization that provides housing assistance
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Christmas In April Marin Corte Madera
Corte Madera, CA 94976
(415)924-4412
Non Profit Organization that provides housing assistance
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Homeward Bound - Family Emergency Center
San Rafael, CA 94901
415-454-7418

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Homeward Bound - Family Resource Center
San Rafael, CA 94901
415-457-2115

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Homeward Bound - Mill Street Center
San Rafael, CA 94901
415-457-9651

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Homeward Bound - Voyager Carmel Center (for The Mentally Ill)
San Rafael, CA 94901
415-459-5843

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Homeward Bound - Palm Court (for The Mentally Ill)
San Rafael, CA 94901
415-457-2114

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Marin Abused Women's Services Maws - Emergency Shelter (domestic Violence) (for Women And Children)
San Rafael, CA 94901
415-457-2464

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Marin Abused Women's Services Maws - Second Step (domestic Violence) (for Women And Children)
San Rafael, CA 94901
415-457-2464

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Catholic Charities - St. Vincent's School For Boys (for Boys Ages 7 To 17)
San Rafael, CA 94903
415-507-2000

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Catholic Charities - San Francisco Boys' And Girls' Homes (for Ages 13 To 17)
San Rafael, CA 94903
415-221-6741

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Types of Shelters and Services we provide


We provide many categories of shelter for those in need and in need of services. They include:

Day Shelters supplement homeless and low-income people when the shelter their staying in only offers shelter on an overnight basis. Case management is often provided and sometimes there are laundry and shower facilities.  Meals and basic hygiene may also be offered.  Almost all day shelters provide their services free of charge. Any emergency or homeless shelter that allows clients to stay during the day is also classified under this category.

Emergency Homeless Shelters both provide short term relief for the homeless & low-income. Usually there is a maximum stay of 3 months or less. Many of these shelters ask their clients to leave during the day.  Meals and other supportive services are often offered.  3 times out of 5 these shelters offer their services free of charge.

Halfway Housing helps transition individuals and families from shelters or homelessness to permanent housing. Length of stay is usually anywhere from 6 months to 2 years.  Residents are often required to pay at least 30% of their income toward program fees.  Sometimes the money they pay in fees is returned to them when they leave. Any emergency or homeless shelter that allows their clients to stay more then 6 months is also classified under this category.

Permanent Affordable Housing is a long-term solution for housing. Residents are often allowed to stay as long as they remain in the low-income bracket but is sometimes limited 3 - 5 years.  Residents pay no more then 30% of their income towards rent. Emergency shelters, homeless shelters and transitional housing programs that allow their clients to stay without a maximum stay is also classified under this category.

Drug And Alcohol Rehab programs are intended to treat alcohol and/or drug dependency.  The cost of participating in one of these programs and the method of treatment range significantly. The database operated on this website only includes residential rehab programs (not outpatient programs). We also provide Access to Recovery (ATR) Grant programs for substance abuse treatment. 



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Supportive Housing Programs that provide an alternative living arrangement for individuals who, because of age, disability, substance abuse, mental illness, chronic homelessness or other circumstances, are unable to live independently without care, supervision and/or support to help them in the activities of daily living; or who need access to case management, housing support, vocational, employment and other services to transition to independent living.

Shared Housing Programs helps bring low income persons together and helps prevent homelessness by providing affordable housing options. This service is good for families, disabled persons, and others wanted more companionship. ShelterListings.org finds these shared housing locations and lists them throughout our website.

Rooming House or Boarding House A rooming house is a building in which renters occupy single rooms and share kitchens, bathrooms, and common areas. The location may be a converted single family home, a converted hotel, or a purpose built structure. Rooming houses may have as few as three rooms for rent, or more than a hundred. The same goes for boarding houses. We list these types of residences throughout ShelterListings.org.