About Us


Community Action Marin was incorporated in 1966 with an initial $40,000 Federal Grant. In 1967, the Marin County Board of Supervisors designated CAM as the county’s official antipoverty agency. Our mandate was, and is, to eliminate the causes and consequences of poverty in Marin County. Community Action Marin has gained valuable experience in diagnosing poverty conditions and operating needed and responsive programs. In the past, the Agency was known to raise the level of social tension within the County in order to bring attention to the needs of its clients.

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CAM possesses the maturity and credibility to develop social programs that meet Marin’s many challenges and deal with poverty on a comprehensive basis. For example, CAM established Ritter House, Homeward Bound and the Food Bank to counter the problems of homelessness and hunger, and currently, CAM provides services in areas such as employment, basic human needs, childcare, substance abuse and mental health. The Agency remains committed to a broad array of resource development and service delivery activities thus prompting our “many threads, one cloth” theme. Community Action Marin is Marin’s largest private social services agencies, with over 250 employees, a staff of committed Program Directors, an active Board of Directors, and an Executive Director that has served the agency since 1990.

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