Helping People Move Forward

We believe that no one should have to face poverty alone.

nhnc novatoAt Novato Human Needs Center, we’ve learned that life is a journey for all of us, but each journey is different. Some are born into fortunate circumstances, and never have to worry about the daily necessities of shelter, clothing, food or employment.

But for many others, the reality of their journey isn’t so positive. They are born into poverty or illness or face other serious challenges beyond their control. Or, sometimes later in life they have fallen into the hardships of poverty along the way. When people in our community face these kinds of difficulties, they come to our Center.

Four Decades of Caring

Volunteers have always been the key drivers of our success!

The Novato Human Needs Center was founded in 1972 when three people wanted to help brighten the holidays for their neighbors who were less fortunate. These three inspiring people – a single mom, local pastor and small business owner – started by working out of a garage to collect gifts for families in need.