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Community Alternative Response Engagement (CARE)

Through our Community Alternative Response (CARE) homeless outreach teams, we offer vital support and assistance to unhoused people throughout Marin County.  We are often the first point of contact for people experiencing homelessness. 

We find people in need of service and help them in simple ways like wellness checksbringing people foodsocks or sleeping bags, or transportation to a detox center, homeless shelter or hospital, until they are receptive to accessing services.  Encounters can take place over many months or even years.  Once trust has been built, we connect people in need with mental health services, housing programs and other supports on the path to becoming housed and stabilized. 

We work to successfully transition clients to mental health and other supportive services, housing programs, and permanent housing. 

Our mobile CARE (Community Alternative Response Engagement) Teams can be contacted across Marin County by the geography they cover: 

  • CARE I – All Marin County: 415.847.1266 
  • CARE II – Downtown San Rafael: 415.847.6798 
  • CARE III – Novato: 415.302.0753 
  • CARE IVAll Marin County: 415.599.5200

Our Peer Case Managers build trust through conducting simple wellness checks, and providing basic needs like food, socks, sleeping bags, or transportation to a detox center, homeless shelter or hospital.  Once trust is built, we connect people to mental health services and housing programs.  We work with an end-goal of successfully transitioning homeless clients to a system of care, mental health services, housing programs like the County’s Odyssey program, and permanent housing. 

Our teams are staffed by trained Peer Case Managers includes people who have personal lived experience of mental health, homelessness, substance abuse, or incarceration.   They bring an invaluable first-hand experience of their own struggles on the street, and are trained to intervene with people suffering from mental illness or intoxication.  

We are partners in the County-wide effort to end homelessness in our community.

Frequently Asked Questions

Our Peer Case Managers build trust conducting simple wellness checks and providing basic needs like food, socks, sleeping bags, or transportation to a detox center, homeless shelter, or hospital.  Once trust is built, we connect people to mental health services and housing programs. We work with an end-goal of successfully transitioning homeless clients to a system of care, mental health services, housing programs like the County’s Odyssey program, and permanent housing. 

Our teams are staffed by trained Peer Case Managers who all have personal lived experience of mental health, homelessness, substance abuse, or incarceration.  They bring invaluable first-hand experience of their own struggles on the street and are trained to intervene with people suffering from mental illness or intoxication. Most of our Peer Case Managers have been with Community Action Marin for over 10 years and have come to be well known among the street community. 

Help for the Homeless

Laurel Hill Community Action Marin

Need Additional Support?

Email Laurel Hill, Safety Net Services Director by clicking the button below or calling 415.526.7512.