The former Mill Street Center, situated in San Rafael’s Canal neighborhood, has offered year-round emergency shelter for adults since 1986. That center recently underwent a two-year, $19 million rebuild so that more people could be served, the nonprofit’s executives said.

Rebranded as Jonathan’s Place, in honor of a donor’s son who experienced homelessness in Marin, the new four-story, 32,000-square-foot complex offers shelter for up to 40 people per night. There are also 32 apartments on the top two floors for permanent supportive housing, a program that includes rental assistance, health and mental health care, and other services for people who have experienced prolonged homelessness.

Tenants of the apartments pay affordable rates. There is no charge for shelter service. Shelter guests and tenants have access to onsite 24-hour support staff. ...

Marin County Supervisor Damon Connolly lauded the effort.

“Homeward Bound has been a key component of our county’s homelessness strategy,” he said. “With Jonathan’s Place opening, we can start converting 3301 Kerner Blvd. into 44 units of permanent supportive housing.”

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