Co-Creating Community

The Chaplaincy provides spiritual and emotional support through three main avenues – Fostering Community, Being Present, and Building Bridges of Support.

Our Mission: To bring compassionate spiritual support to the unsheltered and precariously housed people in Marin County.

Our Vision: The Marin Interfaith Street Chaplaincy (MISC) creates a movable sacred space where all are encouraged and empowered to be fully authentic, express the full range of their emotions, and extend faithful support to one another. By co-creating sacred space on the sidewalks and in the service organizations where the members of the Street Community already are, MISC encourages a deeper realization of community, extending beyond conventional labels and judgments. This community seeks to recognize the sacred spark in each person, encouraging creative expression and responsible civic involvement. We envision a community in which nobody is seen as “less-than” and all life-giving traditions and ways of life are honored.

This video was filmed, edited and produced by students at Drake High School for their ComAcad class. Interviewed in the video are: Rev. Paul Gaffney; Bob King; Andrew Wallace; Jason Wright; Suzanne Walker, Associate Director of the St. Vincent de Paul Society of Marin; Connie Borges, Lead Case Manager at Ritter Center.