Homeward Bound of Marin is expanding its Mill Street Center. Construction has reached the third floor of this rebuilt emergency shelter for homeless adults. The building in San Rafael will add two floors with 32 units of permanent supportive housing for people who have had prolonged episodes of homelessness. More than $18 million has been raised toward the $19 million cost and opening is scheduled for early fall 2022. Gifts to close the funding campaign are welcomed at hbofm.org/donate. Pictured are (above, top) Homeward Bound Deputy Executive Director Paul Fordham and Executive Director Mary Kay Sweeney in January and (above, middle and bottom) Mill Street Center last month. -Photos by Paige Green, David Smith and Maura Thurmond
Sausalito community leaders and the Chilean consul general gathered for a luncheon to celebrate the 2021 International Sister City Award for Best Program. This award was for “Innovation for Business, Trade and Professional Exchange” for cities under 29,000 population. This is the second time Sausalito Sister Cities has been recognized by the International Sister Cities organization. The first was for “Best Overall City” in 2016. The celebration luncheon for this year’s award was held on Aug. 25 in Viña del Mar Park, named after Sausalito’s Chilean Sister City. Pictured (above, right to left) are Matías Alcalde, Chile-California Council, Sausalito Mayor Jill Hoffman, chair Monica Finnegan, Viña del Mar Operations Council and Sister City Executive Board, Chilean Consul General Jaime Alliende, Ray Withy, former Sausalito mayor, Cathy Stierhoff, Viña del Mar Operations Council secretary, Dana Cilmi, president of Sausalito Sister City Inc., and Ron Albert, Sausalito Rotary Club. -Photo courtesy of Sausalito Sister City Inc.