Ritter Center, based in downtown San Rafael, is a community-based nonprofit organization that has assisted Marin’s low-income and homeless population for over 30 years. They help the homeless and very low-income residents of Marin – individuals and families – stabilize their lives by offering a number of social services: case management; primary health care, specialty care coordination, mental health therapy and substance abuse counseling; supplementary food and clothing; emergency financial assistance; showers, laundry, and restroom facilities; general delivery mail and voicemail. All of their programs and services are provided free of charge.
Ritter Center is Marin’s primary access point for the provision of social services. In addition to the agency’s own programs, Ritter Center maintains a thorough referral network to link clients to other vital services available in their community. Ritter Center serves as a critical safety-net for Marin’s low-income, homeless, and other at-risk populations and helps those in need to become more self-reliant. Ritter Center’s main outcomes are transitioning people into housing, employment, and health, mental health and substance abuse treatment as well as improving people’s day to day living conditions.