Marin County, CA Homeless Shelters
Marin County, CA list of housing resources we have uncovered: Homeless Shelters, Supportive Housing, Halfway Housing, Transitional Housing, Day Shelters, Low Income Housing, Residential Alcohol and Drug Treatment Centers.

Shelter Listings is dedicated to serving the homeless and low-income.  We have listed out the shelters and low cost housing services we have in Marin, CA below. This list has homeless shelters, halfway houses, affordable housing, etc. The database consists of over 3,000 listings and includes emergency shelters, homeless shelters, day shelters, transitional housing, shared housing, residential drug alcohol rehabilitation programs and permanent affordable housing. 


Center Point San Rafael

135 Paul Dr
San Rafael, CA - 94901
(415) 492-4444
Non Profit Organization that provides housing assistance

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Gilead House Novato

1024 7th Street
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

1385 N. Hamilton Parkway
Novato, CA - 94949
415-382-3363
Transitional Housing, Non Profit Organization

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California Reentry Program San Quentin

Po Box 483
San Quentin, CA - 94964
(415)599-6586
Non Profit Organization that provides housing assistance

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Novato Human Needs Center Novato

1907 Novato Blvd
Novato, CA - 94947

Non Profit Organization that provides housing assistance

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Center For Volunteer And Nonprofit Leadership Of Marin San Rafael

555 Northgate Drive
San Rafael, CA - 94903

Non Profit Organization that provides housing assistance

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Aldersly, Inc. San Rafael

326 Mission Ave
San Rafael, CA - 94901
(415)453-7425
Non Profit Organization that provides housing assistance

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Community Church Retirement Center Mill Valley

40 Camino Alto
Mill Valley, CA - 94941

Non Profit Organization that provides housing assistance

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Women Helping All People Marin City

79 Cole Dr Ste 5
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

734 A Street
San Rafael, CA - 94901

Non Profit Organization that provides housing assistance

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Christmas In April Marin Corte Madera

Po Box 716
Corte Madera, CA - 94976
(415)924-4412
Non Profit Organization that provides housing assistance

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Homeward Bound - Family Emergency Center

737 E. Francisco Boulevard
San Rafael, CA - 94901
415-454-7418

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Homeward Bound - Family Resource Center

430 Mission Avenue
San Rafael, CA - 94901
415-457-2115

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Homeward Bound - Mill Street Center

190 Mill Street
San Rafael, CA - 94901
415-457-9651

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Homeward Bound - Voyager Carmel Center (for The Mentally Ill)

830 B Street
San Rafael, CA - 94901
415-459-5843

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Homeward Bound - Palm Court (for The Mentally Ill)

199 Greenfield Avenue
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)

734 A Street (corporate Office)
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)

734 A Street (corporate Office)
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)

One St. Vincent Drive
San Rafael, CA - 94903
415-507-2000

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Catholic Charities - San Francisco Boys' And Girls' Homes (for Ages 13 To 17)

One St. Vincent Drive
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 than 30% of their income toward 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. 



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 are low cost housing and 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.

Transitional housing is affordable low cost supportive housing designed to provide housing and appropriate support services to persons who are homeless or who are close to homelessness. The transition is to help them be more self sufficient to move toward independent living on their own. Services provided at transitional housing facilities varies from substance abuse treatment, to psychological assistanc, job training, domestic violence assistance, etc. The assistance provided varies, but it is generally affordable and low cost housing. Read the descriptions of each of the transitional living locations for more detailed information.