Learn about various organizations that can help people find jobs, provide financial assistance for grants and bills, access to health care, and much more. With the demand for assistance increasing due to the current economic environment, the number of options at peoples disposal is greater than ever.
Marin Jobs and Career Services provide job training and employment services to individuals who have barriers to employment. The program helps low income, immigrants, homeless, and others. The goal is to facilitate economic stability and self-sufficiency among local residents. The bottom line is that Marin Jobs and Career Services is a unique employment and job training program developed to bridge the gap between conventional employment services that are offered by other private companies, and individuals in need of services that are not offered by mainstream services. Get access to Vocational Training, Job Placement Services, Resume Review, and more. 415.526.7540.
Parent Services Project, Inc. is a local organization that has as its mission the goal of ensuring all children in Marin County have health insurance. The organizations call the activity the Children's Health Initiative in Marin County, and the goal is to increase the number of children across the County with health insurance coverage. They do this by conducting outreach, health insurance enrollment, education, and re-enrollemnt. The goal of the project to ensure that all children have health coverage and access health care. (415) 454-1870.
It is important to repair credit, improve financial skills, and improve credit status in order to become self-sufficient. Prosperity Partners was formed from partnerships between local organizations to help people in Marin County in this capacity. The services provided from the program include credit building, income tax preparation and assistance, help dealing with credit card and medical debt, homeownership assistance and foreclosure help. They can also help people deal with financial matters in other ways. Click here to read more about debt assistance programs, or dial 415.526.7530.
Adopt a Family of Marin is a small non-profit local organization that serves families with children under the age of 18 that live in Marin County, California. Financial assistance is provided on a case by case basis and includes utility and electric bill shut-off prevention, emergency rent and security deposit payments, safety-related car repair, and food vouchers when available. In addition, the agency offers emotional, case management and workshops as well as information and referrals to community resources. The address is 496 B Street, San Rafael, California 94901, or call the San Rafael California agency at (415) 456-7805.
Salvation Army - Marin Corps provides Marin County residents with short-term emergency assistance including food, utility bill payment and transportation. Get access to emergency food programs and pantries, as well as help with utility bills from the REACH program. Call (415) 459-4520.
The Community Action Marin is the non-profit community action agency that serves the low income, unemployed, working poor, and others in the area. The programs they administer include
Call the San Rafael based Community Action Marin at (415) 485-1489. More information.
Ritter Center runs a medical clinic, food pantry, and other programs. Services may be able to offer financial assistance for paying delinquent rent expenses or mortgage payments, or access a rental deposit grant through the Season of Sharing (SOS) fund. In addition, they provide financial assistance for emergency bills and expenses through the Season of Sharing Critical Family Needs (CFN) fund for critical one-time needs that cannot be met through other resources. (415) 457-8182
St. Vincent De Paul Society of Marin County (phone (415) 454-3303) helps the currently homeless, and they also run a program known as The Home Visits Program, which arranges for volunteers to visit needy individuals and families at risk of eviction to provide temporary financial assistance with paying bills, including rental payment as well as cooling, heating and utility bill payment. Assistance provided by the program is paid directly to the landlord or to the utility company.
Other resources offered to Marin County residents can include food, eviction prevention from the Help Desk, and even transportation assistance programs. A focus is on preventing homelessness in the region, so vouchers, grants, and referrals are offered. More details Marin St. Vincent De Paul.
BayLegal of Marin provides low income families and the elderly with help, some of which may be free. Programs include Economic Justice, which is used for obtaining public assistance such as SSI or medical care. Lawyers can also help with eviction and housing issues and also offer debt or foreclosure counseling. Other civil matters may be addressed in Marin County too. Continue.
West Marin Community Resource Center – Partners with county agencies and non-profit community organizations to help people address their basic needs. A number of programs are offered, including these below.
11431 Highway 1, Suite 20, Point Reyes Station, CA 94956, phone (415) 663-8361
Funds for rent and housing assistance - Several non-profit agencies, churches, charities, and government programs focus on dealing with housing matters. The goal is to prevent homelessness and evictions, so money can be offered to pay rent or deposits in a crisis situation. Also receive counseling and free case management services. Read more rent help in Marin County.
The following may be able to provide meals and food to qualified individuals. Saint Stephen’s Church (415) 381-8723 as well as the Salvation Army and St. Vincent, both are which are mentioned above.
A couple dozen other churches, charities, food pantries, and clothing closets are located in Marin County California. They provide the low income, seniors, and unemployed with numerous resources to make it through a difficult period. Find Marin County food pantry locations.
If you are behind on paying your mortgage, and on the verge of foreclosure or if you are a homeowner who received a foreclosure notice, call Fair Housing of Marin. They provide a wide variety of housing resources. Among them they serve as a HUD approved housing counseling agency and provides foreclosure prevention counseling and information on mortgage programs to homeowners. For example, learn about foreclosure mediation.
In addition, they provides intake, counseling and investigation of discrimination complaints, eviction advice, as well as mediation between tenants and owners/managers. Refers individuals to agencies, government programs and private attorneys for legal assistance. San Rafael Call (415) 457-5025.
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