Marin County, CA Assistance Programs and Resources

Marin County Housing Assistance Programs

Our housing assistance programs include HUD, housing assistance, Section 8, subsidized housing programs in Marin County.

New Beginnings Center

1399 N. Hamilton Parkway
Novato, CA - 94949
Homeless shelter located on decommissioned Air Force Base. Residents learn to identify and participate job workshops. Healthcare, around-the-clock counseling, an on-site 12-step program, and other services to help residents move into long-term housing. On site vocational training includes Culinary Academy, Garden Maintenance, Janitorial and Building Maintenance, Public Works, and Computer Skills Classes. Requires transition from the Mill Street Center...

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Marin Housing Authority

4020 Civic Center Drive
San Rafael, CA - 94903
(415) 491-2525
Operates a variety of low income housing programs and services...

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Legal Aid of Marin

30 N. San Pedro Rd. #220
San Rafael, CA - 94903
(415) 492-0230
Provides quality legal services, direct representation, and pro per support services to low income and homeless Marin County residents. Helps especially with problems related to housing, employment, child dependency, domestic violence prevention, and debtor rights. Located near the Marin Civic Center...

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Homeward Bound of Marin

199 Greenfield Ave, 2nd Floor
San Rafael, CA - 94949
(415) 382-3363
They provide transition and long-term housing and support services for the homeless in Marin. ..

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Fourth Street Center

1111 4th St
San Rafael, CA - 94901
They provide long-term housing for 20 single adults. They also offer counseling and other support services. ..

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Marin County Food Assistance Programs

Our list of food assistance programs includes: food pantries, soup kitchens, congregate meal programs in Marin County.

Women Infants & Children (WIC) - San Rafael

3250 Kerner Boulevard
San Rafael, CA - 94901
Provides supplemental food, nutrition and breast feeding information and referrals to a doctor,for immunizations, health insurance and other services. This is for pregnant women, woman that recently had a baby/infant under 12 months/child under 5 years. Accepts families with a low to medium income. Clients call for an appointment and bring infant or child, ID, proof of income, proof of address...

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St. Vincent De Paul

820 B St
San Rafael, CA - 94901
(415) 454-3303
Services: Free meals. Hours of Operation: Breakfast is served daily from 6:30 a.m. Lunch is served daily from 11:00 a..m. - 1:00 pm. Packed lunches from 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 pm. The homeless desk is open Monday - Thursday from 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. and Friday from 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. ..

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Salvation Army Community Center

351 Mission Avenue
San Rafael, CA - 94901
(415) 459-4520
Provides emergency food and other services 9-3pm..

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Ritter Center - Marin County

16 Ritter Street
San Rafael, CA - 94901
They help Marin's homeless and very low-income residents. They aim to stabilize their lives by providing a variety of social services such as case management, primary health care, coordination of specialty care, mental health therapy and drug abuse counseling, supplementary food and clothing, financial emergency assistance, showers, laundry and restroom facilities, general delivery mail and voicemail. Hours of operation: Between 9:00 AM and 5:00 PM on Monday to Friday Call them for more information. ..

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Ritter Center

16 Ritter Street
San Rafael, CA - 94912
Showers, information, emergency clothing and food, laundry. Ritter Center serves families and individuals in Marin County who are homeless or at-risk of becoming homeless. All of our clients fall well below the Marin County self-sufficiency standard for their household size. Despite their best efforts, many individuals and families struggle from paycheck to paycheck. They are food-insecure, unable to afford basic health care, and lack reliable transportation. Any unforeseen expense becomes a serious financial obstacle that threatens their ability to pay rent or put food on the table...

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Marin County Health and Human Services

120 N. Redwood Dr
San Rafael, CA - 94903
(415) 473-3400
Apply here for general assistance, food stamps, and medical services. HOurs: 9-4pm weekdays...

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Marguerita C. Johnson Senior Center

630 Drake Avenue
Marin City, CA - 94965
The Beginning - The doors of the Marin City Senior Center opened on August 28, 1988. The Marin City Senior Center rose from the ashes of the old Boys and Girls Club site. On February 1, 1990, the senior center was named after Marguerita C. Johnson, former chairperson of the Senior Center Advisory committee & the Commission on Aging member. The seniors of Marin City are the back bone of our Community. Their care and support are the responsibility of the Marin City Senior Center. Supporting our elderly during their times of need will continue to be the mission of the Senior Center by offering meals, recreation, trips, exercise, group meetings and many other programs...

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Marin County Homeless Shelters and Homeless Assistance Programs

Our list of homeless programs include emergency homeless shelters, day shelters, homeless resources for men, women, and families. Free public showers, etc

Mill Street Center

190 Mill St
San Rafael, CA - 94901
(415) 457-9651
40 bed center serves single adult men and women. Twenty beds are designated for emergency night-to-night stays. Another 20 beds are reserved for adults wishing to end homelessness in their lives. These people create an action plan and work toward their goals during stays of up to six weeks. In turn, staff support the residents with around-the-clock counseling and daily workshops. A good place to start...

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Marin Interfaith Homeless Chaplaincy

1150 "E" street
San Rafael, CA - 94901
Marin Interfaith Homeless Chaplaincy (MIHC) is an interfaith direct service organization working with and for unhoused people in Marin County, California. Their web site contains program information, the MIHC newsletter, and a descriptive brochure...

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Kicked Up

P.O. Box 1206
Novato, CA - 94948
Kicked Up is a documentary that focuses on the images, lives and stories of youth who are homeless or at-risk of becoming homeless. Kicked Up's home page contains the youth's stories, descriptions of the program's accomplishments and information on how to contribute...

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Marin County Alcohol and Drug Rehab Assistance Programs

Marin County, CA Alcohol and Drug Rehab

Local Rehab Assistance: 800-780-2294
Specialists trained to find the best treatment solutions at little to no cost. Call for location and rates for rehab.

Marin County Various Assistance Programs

Below we list an array of other helpful resource programs we have found in Marin County.

Voyager Carmel Center

830 B Street
San Rafael, CA - 94901
Eligibility: For adults with persistent mental illness. With 35 beds capacity, 10 beds for residents stay for an average of 1 - 4 months. The remaining 25 beds are for long-term residents. Adults participate in programs that focus on improving individual strengths through symptom management, crisis prevention, improving basic living skills, community building, preparation, and retention. Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. ..

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San Rafael Goldenaires

618 B Street
San Rafael, CA - 94901
The San Rafael Goldenaires Senior Citizen Organization meets at the San Rafael Community Center at 618 B Street. The club offers adults over the age of 62 the opportunity to meet and socialize with other people. Join us for classes, which include exercise programs, woodcarving, painting, mahjong, computer classes, bocce, bridge, and poker. Our special events include monthly trips to fun events around the Bay Area, Reno, Indian casinos, Broadway theater productions, and extended tours throughout the state, country and Europe. We also have a great time at our monthly themed luncheons, dinner dances and our annual craft fair...

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Mill Valley Seniors’ Club

180 Camino Alto
Mill Valley, CA - 94941
Mill Valley Seniors' Club, under the help of  Mill Valley Parks & Recreation Department, operates as a nonprofit with an elected board of directors. The annual membership fee is and is open to men and women aged 55 and over. The club meets every Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the Terrace Lounge and Cascade Room at the Mill Valley Community Center. Mill Valley Seniors' Club provides assistance in many areas to the community. Lunch is a Brown Bag affair with free coffee and tea. Informal social meetings with the board and card games, bingo, guest speakers, seasonal art projects, as well as periodic lunches and events make everything interesting. Day trips and occasional overnight stays to an imaginative assortment of destinations are planned each month, as well as popular 3 times a month chair yoga/exercise classes. You do not need to be a member to participate in the Senior Terrace Lounge activities, but the membership fee includes a monthly newsletter that lists all club activities, trips, and special events. New members and new ideas are the most popular in this friendly group - come and visit! ..

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Margaret Todd Senior Center

1560 Hill Road
Novato, CA - 94947
The Margaret Todd Senior Center is a program of Novato Parks, Recreation and Community Services. The Center offers enrichment and fitness courses, special events, game groups, specialty groups, and outreach services that bring people together, encourage social connections, and create new learning experiences. If you’re looking to meet new friends, simply relax, or just have fun, the Margaret Todd Senior Center is the place for you...

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Cities In Marin County With Listings

Government and Private Assistance Programs

Housing Programs and Assistance

There are many non-profit and government based organizations dedicated to providing housing and support. We find them for you.

Food Programs

Food pantries, soup kitchens, food baskets. We find these local resources and list them.

Free clothing assistance

Thousands of churches and religious organizations offer low-cost or free drug and alcohol treatment as part of their missions.