300+ leaders of the Marin Organizing Committee gathered for a candlelight vigil to commemorate the end of a 10-year old temporary shelter program they established, REST, and the start of a new best-practice system of care to end homelessness in Marin County, called Housing Focused Shelter.
"Justice requires permanent housing over a temporary spot on a church floor," said Rev. Jan Reynolds, the pastor of First Presbyterian Church of San Rafael and member of Marin Organizing Committee.
Reynolds went on to say, "the County of Marin, the Marin County Council of Mayors and Councilmembers, and the Marin Community Foundation have been important partners in REST over the years, and we call on them now to partner with us in this expanded vision toward ending chronic homelessness in Marin."
Funding Sought for New Approach to Marin Homelessness, Marin Independent Journal