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).

Pathways to Well-being

Healing-centered approaches to equity and well-being

Overview

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

We are a participant in the county’s Whole Person Care efforts for a coordinated system of care across health and social sectors, Community Action Marin’s team partnered with Health and Human Services and community-based partners to meet the needs of Medi-Cal beneficiaries more efficiently and effectively. The agency won contracts to support a variety of efforts, including Housing Case Management, homelessness related services, and a care coordination platform and network. 

Impact

The Numbers

96

Clients reported an increase in a natural support system and feeling more stable and in control

86

Families and youth received services that increased their self-reliance and ability to self-advocate

147

Individuals received tailored mental health support to meet their individual needs

Programs

CalAIM Community Supports

Recently, Community Action Marin received a capacity-building grant from Partnership HealthPlan of California for a variety of new services under California Advancing and Innovating Medi-Cal (CalAIM) Community Supports. This grant will enable the agency 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

At Community Action Marin, aside from key stabilization services, we also provide high touch career coaching and job training, supporting individuals with attaining employee recognized certificates and credentials, and obtaining employment in high demand professions. As such, Community Action Marin is excited to offer CalMHSA-approved, Medi-Cal Peer Support Specialist Training. The program 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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