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Emergency Family Needs Fund

Emergency Family Needs Program Offers

Emergency Family Needs (EFN) can assist people with rent or mortgage payments, rental deposits, prescription eyeglasses and car repairs, among other emergency needs.  EFN does no provide assistance with utility payments, food, or other needs that can be met through other assistance programs.


While there are no income restrictions for the EFN program, applicants must show that they have minor children living at home or that they are senior citizens or are disabled.

How To Apply

The EFN program is designed to assist people in the neighborhood where they are currently living or at an agency where they may already be receiving services.  People should apply at the agency closest to where they live.  The following are agencies which can help you in your neighborhood:

Central Marin and County referrals  Marin County Help and Human Svcs. Ramona Idrebo, 415.473.7175

Central Marin  Ritter Center, Britt Rodriguez, 415.457.8182

Novato Area Residents   Novato Human Needs, Isaura Resendiz, 415.897.4147, ext. 18

Southern Marin   Women Helping All People, Royce McLemore, 415.332.1703

West Marin   West Marin Community Resource Center, Socorro Romo, 415.663.8361