WHO WE ARE
The Marin Interfaith Homeless Chaplaincy was founded in 1992 as a California Public Benefit Corporation and is currently operating as The Street Chaplaincy (TSC). We are fiscally sponsored by the Marin Interfaith Council, a registered 501c3 (EIN#68- 0029475). The Street Chaplaincy’s primary mission is to bring compassionate spiritual care to unsheltered and temporarily sheltered persons in Marin County and to build community between homeless persons and non-homeless faith communities and other organizations.
WHAT WE DO
We Build Bridges of Support and Foster Community
Our mission takes on many forms. The street chaplain visits homeless persons where they are most often found, on the streets, at the shelters, motels, encampments, hospitals, nursing facilities, and the county jail. We accompany the homeless and support them by helping the unsheltered find financial assistance, housing, and medical care by connecting them with city/county programs, healthcare providers and local organizations such as St. Vincent De Paul. We also have a weekly Wellness Gathering that brings together the housed and those who are living on the street to share stories, prayers, and a warm meal every week.
We serve, literally and figuratively between fifty (50) to seventy (70) people per week thorough our Wellness Gathering dinners, a Friday morning Coffee Chat and our interactions with people on the street. Through our relationship of care with the Street Community, TSC has referred over one hundred people to different service providers throughout the county this past year, including Ritter Center, St. Vincent DePaul dining room, Mill Street, Helen Vine, and Marin General Hospital, among others.