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Coming out of the cold: Quilts for the homeless

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Homeward Bound of Marin has addressed the problem of homelessness since 1974, when it opened it first family shelter in Marin County. Today its main program is located at the former Hamilton Naval Air Base in Novato, California.

Homeward Bound continues to expand and now has a number of programs throughout Marin County. (I help lead a group for Voice Hearers at the Voyager Carmel Center, a housing unit for people with persistent mental illness.) Homeward Bound coordinates its efforts with a number of agencies and volunteer groups serving the homeless and low-income populations of Marin County.

I do some photography for Homeward Bound, and Wednesday I photographed members of Knit Your Part!, assembling quilts they will donate to homeless families moving into Homeward Bound apartments. Knit Your Part! Is a group of knitters who meet regularly to create beautiful blankets and quilts, then donated to people in need.

It seems like such a thoughtful touch. Can you image how it must feel, after sleeping in an old station wagon for months, to finally move into an apartment and find that caring people have knitted a warm blanket for you?

Homeward Bound of Marin, Homelessness, Knit Your Part!

Homeward Bound of Marin, Homelessness, Knit Your Part!

Homeward Bound of Marin, Homelessness, Knit Your Part!

Homeward Bound of Marin, Homelessness, Knit Your Part!

Homeward Bound of Marin, Homelessness, Knit Your Part!

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Written by Ron Greene

March 10, 2012 at 1:11 pm

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  1. I’ve both lived, and worked, for the Homeward Bound and New Beginnings Shelter in Marin county…and…I must say that the blessings are abundant to those who are willing to take ahold of them. When I return to Marin…my first stop will be to volunteer and help others as others once helped me. Peace. 🙂

    Brian Norby

    May 31, 2012 at 8:59 pm

    • Most people have no idea how helpful these programs can be. I’m happy to hear you’re going to volunteer.

      Ron Greene

      June 1, 2012 at 8:40 am


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