Our Mission

To inspire hope and empower homeless single moms and their children toward financial stability and independence.



Located in Novato, California, Seventh Street Center is a residential home that houses up to six families. Each family receives a private bedroom, bathroom, and closet. The main living areas in the house are shared including the kitchen, playroom, living room, dining room, and laundry facilities. Families live at Seventh Street Center for up to 12 months and must actively participate in the Gilead Way program.


Families are eligible to live at Leafwood Center after successfully achieving their goals at Seventh Street Center and based on the recommendation of their support team. Families can reside at Leafwood Center for up to 12 months. Families continue to receive case support and participate in educational classes.


The GILEAD HOUSE PROGRAM consists of three practical pillars designed to empower women to reach their full potential.

1. HOUSING - By providing a safe place to live, families are able to heal from trauma, learn in a supportive environment, and make the necessary changes to become economically self-sufficient.

2. LIFE SKILLS - The education received through Life Skills training is empowering. These classes provide the impetus for change and growth.

3. MENTORING - Mentor volunteers are critical to the program. They provide guidance and encourage accountability as the resident pursues the goals necessary to enable her to transition to independent living.


Moving Families to independent living is only made possible because of the generosity of people who believe in empowering families. Volunteers are necessary for the following programs: Life Skills Education, Childcare, Project Serve, Mentorship and Prayer Team. Learn More


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