Pathways to Well-being

Healing-centered approaches to equity and well-being


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. 


The Numbers


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


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


Individuals received tailored mental health support to meet their individual needs


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 Certification 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. We will be offering CalMHSA-approved, Medi-Cal Peer Support Specialist Certification Training beginning in fall 2023. The program will provide recognition as a value Peer Support Specialist and provide experience in the delivery of mental health and substance use disorder treatment. Participants will gain the skills they need for a position in the Mental Health profession and receive financial or career coaching.