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Homeward Bound of Marin
1385 N Hamilton Pkwy, Novato, CA 94949
Homeward Bound of Marin is a nonprofit organization with headquarters in Novato that provides shelter and supportMore services to homeless families and individuals in Marin County. The organization operates the county's year-round emergency shelter for adults, a similar shelter for families, and 12 other inter-related programs including transitional and long-term supportive housing that include New Beginnings Center and the Next Key Apartments. Homeward Bound also operates Fresh Starts Culinary Academy and The Key Room, an event venue with on-site catering.
The Next Key Center
1385 N Hamilton Pkwy, Novato, CA 94949
Opened in November 2008, the Next Key Center at Hamilton is a housing and job-training campus that includes 32 studioMore apartments, a training kitchen for Fresh Starts Culinary Academy, the 150-person Key Room event space and administration offices for Homeward Bound of Marin.

The center was built as an extension of Homeward Bound's successful programs serving homeless adults and families, offering apartments at below-market rent along with culinary training and employment opportunities through the Fresh Starts Catering project and production of Halo Truffles as well as Key Room rental.

A $9.3 million fundraising campaign to complete the center included the nation's first nonprofit IPO, Homeward Bound's "Immediate Public Opportunity...to end homelessness" by purchasing "fundraising shares" in the project. Learn more about this campaign at www.hbofm.org.

Next to Homeward Bound's New Beginnings Center, a transitional housing program for 80 adults, the Next Key Center incorporates solar panels producing electricity and hot water. In 2011, Fresh Starts Catering and the Key Room gained certification as Marin County Green Businesses.
Fresh Starts Catering & Culinary Academy
1385 N Hamilton Pkwy, Novato, CA 94949
Located at the Next Key Center, route: {:controller=>"listings", :action=>"show", :id=>"the-next-key-center-2"} --> onMore North Hamilton Parkway in Novato, Fresh Starts Catering is a nonprofit service donating all profits to