NEW WALK-IN HOURS AT OUR MAIN OFFICE. Effective April 22, 2024, our office will be open Tuesdays-Thursdays, 9:30am-4:30pm (closed Mondays and Fridays).
NUEVO HORARIO DE ATENCIÓN EN NUESTRA OFICINA PRINCIPAL. A partir del 22 de abril de 2024, nuestra oficina estará abierta de martes a jueves, de 9:30 a 16:30 (lunes y viernes cerrado).

Community Supports

Providing healing-centered approaches to equity & well-being

Community Supports

Community Action Marin staff is committed to healing-centered approaches to equity and well-being. We ask questions, center strengths, listen deeply, and help to provide resources through our own services and programs and in concert with partners across the county. With over 30 years’ experience as a peer support agency and Peer Education Trainer, Community Action Marin continues to hire, train, and develop people with lived experience of mental health challenges, homelessness, substance abuse, and poverty. 

CalAIM/Whole Person Care

Community Action Marin is a participant in the county’s Whole Person Care efforts for a coordinated system of care across health and social sectors. Our team has partnered with Health and Human Services and community-based partners to meet the needs of Medi-Cal beneficiaries more efficiently and effectively. This allows us to target Marin’s most vulnerable residents, such as individuals experiencing homelessness, those needing behavioral health care access, children with complex care needs, the growing number of justice-involved populations who have significant clinical needs, and the growing aging population. 

Peer Support Specialist Training

Our CalMHSA-approved, Medi-Cal Peer Support Specialist Training provides peer-to-peer education and support to individuals who self-identify as having experience with the process of recovery from a mental illness or substance use disorder, either as a consumer of these services or as their parent, caregiver, or family member. The program serves as a pathway to certification and employment/volunteer positions within the public mental health system once participants finish the class and take and pass the Medi-Cal Peer Support Specialist Certification exam.

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Strengthening Staff Well-being

Our agency staff and leadership are dedicated to creating and sustaining a culture of equity and well-being, and we work together to foster belonging within our agency and across our community. We are doing the work in our agency through Learning and Growth, Pay Equity, Advocacy, and Celebration and Recognition. Grounded in our values of Relationship, Inclusion, Service, and Unity, our daily practice both recognizes and realizes the value of each employee and our human connection.

Our comprehensive list of mental health resources was designed to help support the needs of individuals and families in our county by connecting them with critical services they may need. 

Bay Area Community Resources (BACR)
Services include mental health and counseling; tobacco, marijuana, and vaping cessation; substance abuse prevention, early intervention, and treatment.
171 Carlos Dr., San Rafael
Walk-In Hours: Appointment Only
Office Hours: Mon–Fri 9am–5pm

Buckelew Programs
Provides a variety of behavioral health, counseling, residential housing, and suicide prevention services.
201 Alameda del Prado, #103, Novato

Provides free, safe, & confidential mental health support for children, youth, adults, & families.
(live chat, text, call) 
833.642.7696 (Spanish) Mon–Sun/24 hours 

Child Therapy Institute 
Provides individual counseling & psychotherapy for children, teens, adults, & their families.
1480 Lincoln Ave., #8, San Rafael 

Community Institute for Psychotherapy (CIP)
Provides quality, affordable mental health services to Marin individuals and families so that they may re-establish mental and emotional wellbeing, & live satisfying & productive lives. 
1330 Lincoln Ave., #201, San Rafael
Mon–Fri 8am–8pm

Huckleberry Youth Programs
Mental health therapy, case management, & educational workshops for youth up to age 25.
Crisis Hotline: 415.621.2929 Mon–Sun/24 hours (San Francisco-based Crisis Center)

361 3rd St., San Rafael

Integrated Community Services (ICS)
In partnership with Marin County Behavioral Health & Recovery Services, provides mental health support and services to persons with disabilities.
523 4th St., #100, San Rafael
Mon–Fri 9am–5pm

Marin Behavioral Health & Recovery Services (BHRS)
Serves Medi-Cal and low income, uninsured individuals and families in need of mental health and substance use support.
250 Bon Air, Greenbrae 
Access Phone 888.818.1115 (for psychiatric appointments)
Crisis Stabilization 415.473.6666 or 415.499.6830 (Mon–Sun/24 hours)
Mobile Crisis Response Team 415.473.6392 

Marin Community Clinics
Offers behavioral health services to the whole family for a wide variety of mental health, addiction, and health behaviors.
415.448.1500 (English & Spanish)
Call or visit website for locations & appointments

NAMI Marin County
An organization of families, friends and individuals whose lives have been affected by mental illness providing advocacy, education, support, and public awareness so all people affected by mental health conditions in Marin County can build better lives. 
(Mon–Sun/24 hours; if no one answers, leave message & someone will call back soon)
555 Northgate Dr., #101, San Rafael

North Marin Community Services
Individual, child, adolescent, & family counseling, Spanish spoken.

680 Wilson Ave., Novato
Mon–Fri 8am–5pm 

1907 Novato Blvd., Novato
Mon–Fri 9:30–11:30am & 1–4pm 

Ritter Center
Psychotherapists available for therapy & psychiatric medication.
16 Ritter St., San Rafael
Mon–Fri 8:30am–5pm

United Way 211 Bay Area
A comprehensive information and referral service, connecting people to a variety of mental health and behavioral services.
800.273.6222 or dial 211 
Help Line: Mon–Sun/24 hours
Linea de auyda: 24 horas (Multiple Languages Available)
550 Kearny St., #510, San Francisco

Wellify Teen
Mental health resources for low-income Marin County residents. Download the Wellify4Teens app at Apple or Google stores.
P.O. Box 351, Ross
Contact: Sally Newson