FEATURED STORY: Donation to St. Vincent School for Boys Residential Homes Improvement

By Cari Lynn Pace
Marinscope Newspapers

St. Vincent’s School for Boys has been a San Rafael landmark since 1855 when Timothy Murphy donated land to build the center. You can glimpse the beautiful tall spires of the church fronting the property beyond the cow pastures and eucalyptus trees west of 101.

St. Vincent’s is a high-level non-profit treatment center. They house abused and neglected boys ages 7 to 17 who have been referred by the Bay Area’s social services departments. The facility is the boys’ healing place, offering schooling, counseling support, and a welcoming home for its 50 young residents.

“St. Vincent’s goal is to restore a boy’s family situation wherever possible,” says Kent Eagleson, the Director. “We provide adult counseling and help to his caregivers to achieve a reuniting into his home.”

St. Vincent’s is the only residential youth treatment center in Marin. The housing for 50 boys is in need of repair.

The Marin Republican Women, a group of 155 members (including men), tirelessly raised funds to support the refurbishing of the boys’ residences. At their June monthly meeting, President Faye Bourret presented Eagleson with the membership’s gift totaling $10,000.

“I’m so grateful for your donation,” said Eagleson “particularly since we have a matching grant from our private donors. Your $10,000 has given us $20,000 to get our project underway. It’s a wonderful start.”

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Contact Cari Lynn Pace at PaceReports100@gmail.com.


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Allison Olson, CFRW Legislative Advocate

Topic: What are they up to now? Jerry Brown and the California Legislature

Steven Bailey, 2018 Candidate for California Attorney General

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John Cox, Republican Candidate for California Governor 2018

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