Homeward Bound of Marin’s mission of “opening doors to safety, dignity, hope and independence” is coupled with a vision that “everyone deserves a place to call home.”

Homeward Bound is Marin County’s chief provider of shelter and residential services for homeless families and individuals, serving approximately 1,300 people per year in 14 inter-related residential programs.

Its overarching goal is to end homelessness in Marin County. To that end, it offers supportive services designed to end homelessness in the life of every person served, whatever their circumstances.

Homeward Bound of Marin’s residents have built an admirable record of success: in 2013-14, 88% of families served and 84% of adults completing programs moved to stable housing.

Homeward Bound has developed a portfolio of social enterprise business ventures, each with the same triple bottom line:

  • To provide employment and training opportunities for people moving out of homelessness
  • To provide additional revenue for Homeward Bound, thus modeling the self-sufficiency they encourage in residents
  • To provide a new avenue for engaging the public and business community in their work