Residents in Marin City have a new community resource to get assistance with critical needs thanks to a partnership expansion in May 2023 between Community Action Marin and the Marin Housing Authority. Heather Bettini, Senior Director of Economic Justice at Community Action Marin, shared her excitement for the power of what the partnership will be able to delivery in community:
“We’re thrilled to be able to reach more residents in and around Marin City with this expansion of on-site services at Golden Gate Village’s community space. Over the course of the pandemic, CAM saw first-hand the success of locating services where people are. This will help to ensure we are meting needs and creating trusted pathways forward in community.”
Starting May 11 and then every other Thursday from 10am to 1pm, residents and community members from around the county can walk visit Golden Gate Village, 105 Drake Circle (no appointment is necessary) to learn about, and access:
- Rental Assistance
- Food Access (CalFresh applications and food resource information, such as about Emergency Food Boxes)
- Energy and Water Utility Assistance (propane, PG&E, etc.)
- Career Coaching (English and Spanish)
- Free job training programs, and more!
Everyone is welcome. As Orlando Wiggins, Director of Residence Services at Marin Housing Authority, expressed, the partnership truly values, “helping our community thrive and succeed through positive support that’s right in our backyard.”
Community Action Marin’s services will be part of a comprehensive, wrap-around community resource hub staffed by a number of complementary partners, including County of Marin HHS, CareerPoint North Bay, and Center for Domestic Peace.
We are excited about this partnership because residents and others in Marin can be served by multiple agencies all in one building. Noted Laurel Hill, Director of Safety Net Services at Community Action Marin:
“It is wonderful to see so many organizations come together to address challenges in community. Working together like this ensures people’s needs are met in a way that reduces barriers and at a place that is accessible and dignified. Our team is eager to strengthen its presence in Marin City and build on the learnings from our previous successful work at Sausalito-Marin City School District’s office during the pandemic.”