Rich History and Deep Roots in the Community

Generous Mill Valley residents commit to providing affordable housing and care for seniors on the principles of dignity, integrity, love and respect.

The perfect location next to San Francisco is identified.

Founding members, including the Community Church Pastor, are pictured here.

(Photo taken in 2014)

A jubilant groundbreaking was followed by community members rallying significant sweat equity and additional dollars to build The Redwoods.

Opening Ceremonies were held on December 1, 1972 and, two days later, the first residents moved into The Redwoods.

Six Independent Living Apartment buildings (150 units) were completed and The Redwoods received HUD Section 8 to subsidize 60 low-income residents.

The Resident Council, Friends of The Redwoods, and Volunteer Auxiliary were formed. Social Services and Activities staff were hired.


"New Horizons" campaign provides $1million for capital renovations to enhance the library, kitchen, dining room, volunteer store and new community room for expanded activities.

Residential Living Apartments are included in the addition, as well as the Licensed Skilled Nursing Health Care Center.


The church-based board of directors transitioned into a community board, and the Personalized Care Center opened as part of high level Assisted Living.

The Robert Sinclair Scott Organic Garden was created, and the Senior Prom and Celebration of Service events were launched.

Leadership recognized that extensive facility renovation and modernization would be necessary if The Redwoods was to remain viable. A Master Plan was completed to guide future campus development.


A task force was formed to shepherd a $32.9 million Revitalization Project.

Construction began in December 2014, 42 years after the opening of The Redwoods.

Revitalization completion was celebrated the summer of 2017, coinciding with
the 45th Anniversary of The Redwoods.

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“If The Redwoods didn't exist today, they would have to create it..”

– Current Resident

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