Assemblymember Marc Levine Recognizes Dr. Mary Kay Sweeney as North Bay Woman of the Year

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Assemblymember Marc Levine (D-Marin County) today recognized Dr. Mary Kay Sweeney, Executive Director of Homeward Bound of Marin, as the North Bay’s Woman of the Year. Homeward Bound of Marin provides the only emergency shelter for homeless families in Marin. They also provide supportive housing programs for families including the recently opened Oma Village Community. Oma Village will provide housing for 14 families along with support services for children.

“Dr. Mary Kay Sweeney is a leader in our fight to end homelessness in Marin County,” said Assemblymember Levine. “Innovative projects like Oma Village are exactly what our community needs. Her work to leverage funds from government, charities, and the building industry to complete the project is an example of how we can care for the neediest in our community in a time when budgets are stretched everywhere.”

“I am honored and humbled by this award and I accept it on behalf of all who work passionately to end homelessness in our community”, said Dr. Sweeney.

Dr. Sweeney was presented with the award today on the floor of the State Assembly along with other honorees from all over California as part of the Assembly’s annual Woman of the Year celebration.

Dr. Sweeney has worked for Homeward Bound of Marin for over 20 years. Her out of the box thinking, formidable work ethic and passion for the community she serves can be seen in the large number of people Homeward Bound of Marin serves each year. Under her leadership, the organization has more than doubled the number of available beds it provides to over 550.