County of Marin Health and Human Services

Homeward Bound of Marin: New Beginnings Center

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Shelter in Place Order for Marin County

To contact us for essential services, please use the following resource numbers:

Dial 711 for CA Relay Service

  • Public Health: 415-473-7191 | COVID-19 Website | COVID-19 E-mail
    • Note: this number is for non-medical questions about COVID-19 (Coronavirus). Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday, 9:30am to 12pm and 1pm to 5pm. 

  • Adult Protective Services: 415-473-2774
  • Skilled Nursing/Assisted Living Ombudsman: 415-473-7446 
  • Child Protective Services: 415-473-7153
  • Public Assistance Call Center (Medi-Cal, CalFresh, CalWorks): 1-877-410-8817
  • General Relief: 415-473-3450
  • Behavioral Health and Recovery Services Access Line: 1-888-818-1115
  • Information and Assistance - for older adults, persons with disabilities, and family caregivers: 415-457-INFO (415-457-4636)

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Homeward Bound of Marin: New Beginnings Center

New Beginnings Center (NBC) is an 80-bed dormitory style facility built on a decommissioned military base. NBC provides, basic health care, around-the-clock counseling, an on-site 12-step program, relapse prevention workshops, a dining room that serves three meals a day and other services as necessary to help residents move into and maintain long-term housing. Homeward Bound of Marin is a zero tolerance agency. New Beginnings Center provides five on-site vocational training programs: Fresh Starts culinary academy; janitorial and building maintenance; landscaping and garden maintenance; public works, and computer skills classes.


(415) 382-3532



1399 N Hamilton Boulevard
Novato, CA 94949