FREE Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Fridays from 9am-3pm
Asistencia voluntaria GRATUITA para la declaración de la renta (VITA) los viernes de 9.00 a 15.00 horas

Get details and see if you're eligible now!
Obtenga más información y compruebe si cumple los requisitos ahora.

Help when you need it

We're Here If You Need Us

A one-time emergency can tip the scale for people who are already struggling into crisis.  We are committed to providing a safety net that can assist people when the unexpected happens. Depending on funding and need, the agency makes it possible for support with emergency car repairs, medical equipment, or other essential needs (excluding medical and dental bills).

Funding for this program comes from multiple sources and typically payments are made directly to a vendor.

  • Season of Sharing. This fund provides grants to help families in crisis so they can pay for housing and emergency needs. Season of Sharing dollars can help families in any number of ways, such as paying the rent so they can stay in their home, covering a security deposit so they can transition out of a homeless shelter, or buying a wheelchair or other essential medical equipment that they couldn’t otherwise afford. Grants are paid directly to the supplier of services.
  • Financial Assistance. This is a one time in five years payment and is for families with children living in the home, veterans, victims of domestic violence, seniors, and/or disabled adults. 

For all financial assistance, other than with utilities, reach out by sending an email to our Emergency Family Needs team.

Get our Resource Guide

Every year, Community Action Marin publishes a comprehensive list of local resources for Marin residents. Compiled with a special focus on programs serving those with low incomes, this guide plays a vital role in connecting people with services. This helps them thrive and knits a closer safety net of support among the various agencies serving Marin County.  

Need Financial Assistance?

If you are in need of immediate financial assistance or have questions about our Emergency Family Needs program, please send an email to our Emergency Family Needs team by clicking on the button below.

I received emergency cash to help repair my automobile. Thankfully it’s running again. From the bottom of my heart, I would like to thank Community Action Marin for its generosity and kindness. Without this financial assistance I would be without a car. I would like you to know how much I appreciate your generosity to me and my family.

Janis O.
Emergency Cash Recipient