Family Services

Homeward Bound's Family Services program operates out of two centers: Family Emergency Center and Family Resource Center. A family's action plan might include parenting-skills classes, childcare, healthcare, emotional support, and counseling.

The experience of being homeless has a traumatizing effect on both adults and children. Our Family Services program creates an environment where trauma is neutralized and consistent support is provided. Counselors organize educational and fun activities for children that enrich their lives and give them a sense of belonging.

Family Emergency Center
The "front door" of our Family Program, the Family Emergency Center, provides short-term, emergency housing for 18 families at a local motel.

Also located at the Family Emergency Center is School Bound, our one-room schoolhouse that serves children from kindergarten to 6th grade. Through a collaboration with Head Start, families with infants to five-year-olds have access to consistent, caring childcare on site.

737 E. Francisco Boulevard
San Rafael, California

Family Resource Center
The next step for families who enter our Family Services program is Family Resource Center, a 25-bed transitional home.

Families receive comprehensive support that includes parenting skills classes, job readiness assessment, job training and job search support, childcare, credit cleanup, money management instruction, access to healthcare, counseling services, substance-abuse counseling, and support groups. Staff members develop special age-appropriate programs to meet children's needs.

430 Mission Avenue
San Rafael, California