Poverty hurts everyone We believe everyone needs food, shelter, dignity and a chance for a better life – no one can do it alone We care about you Our capable volunteers and staff work hard every day to help each person succeed – one step at a time You can change lives Together, we are ending hunger, poverty, homelessness, and isolation for 10,000 children, adults and seniors in Marin

Update in Response to COVID-19

St. Vincent de Paul Society of Marin continues to serve free meals throughout this crisis, as we have every day for 38 years, ensuring that no one has to go hungry in Marin County.

Now more than ever, we need your help!

Thank you for doing your part to keep one another safe and for helping us continue to care for our community’s most vulnerable residents.

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Changing Marin’s System of Care

Determined to try a more effective approach to ending chronic homelessness, SVdP launched the Homeless Outreach (HOT) Team in 2016. We brought all the top decision-makers to the table to find supportive housing for the most fragile people, the hardest to help, who had suffered on our streets for far too long. This joint effort proved extremely successful and now provides the framework for Marin’s new Coordinated Entry system and Whole Person Care services. By the end of 2018, SVdP and our collaborative partners ended chronic homelessness for more than 100 people.

Together, we are ending hunger, poverty, homelessness, and isolation for 10,000 children, adults and seniors in Marin. So far this year your gifts have supported…

Meals served
People received aid to prevent homelessness
Volunteer advocacy and service hours
Rental deposits for homeless people to secure safe housing
Homeless people supported to "return home" to housing in other areas

Need Help?


If you are hungry or need companionship and a hot meal, please visit us at 820 B Street in Downtown San Rafael. We are open to welcome you from 6:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. every day of the year.


Our Housing Help Desk welcomes over 800 clients each year and offers limited financial aid and a sympathetic ear to people without a place to live. Last year we helped transition more than 147 people into housing.

Crisis Assistance

Each week in Marin County, volunteers from the Society visit people struggling to make ends meet in their homes to help them get through life’s struggles. The primary goal of these visits is to prevent homelessness.

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