Immigrants are a significant part of Marin County, as a percentage of our population and in contribution to our economy and culture. To ensure a complete and vibrant recovery from the pandemic, we must thoughtfully include immigrants in our policies, practices and decision-making.
Community Voices: John Lam John’s parents were refugees from Vietnam. He grew up in the Canal District in San Rafael and credits Community Action Marin’s Children and Family Services program with providing him and his family opportunities that helped enrich their lives. Today, he is a principal dancer at Boston Ballet.
Kelli was homeless. Divorce happened, the market crashed, and she lost everything. As she puts it, Community Action Marin saved her life. Her Case Manager at Community Action Marin was there to help with all of her basic needs, a true example of being in your corner.
Maria is a mother of three children getting comprehensive services from Head Start to cash assistance and food. Maria’s story is an example of why we do this work. Being there for families when they need us the most.
Marin resident, Alia Brown, has a personal story about moving out of crisis. The death of her mother started her on a journey that included being homeless. She came to Community Action Marin for help, and together we were able to set a path to recovery.