Community Action Marin (San Rafael)
San Rafael, California, USA
MissionWe make it possible for people to achieve wellbeing by providing the education, mental health, and vital services they need. Together, we break down the barriers that get int he way of fair and lasting change in service to better outcomes for all.
What We DoWe're working to make Marin a place where all of us can live with dignity and respect and have an equal opportunity to support ourselves and each other. A third of households don't earn a sustainable income, and that rises to over half for people of color. Shockingly, a family of four now needs $130,000 a year to cover their basic needs, a 50% increase from 2014. With 20% of people earning $20,000 or less, this problem is only getting worse.
Our job is to fill in the gaps and help people lift themselves up. We cover unexpected financial emergencies so people can keep a roof over their heads and the lights on at home. We make sure kids can do well in school by making early childhood education and care affordable. We're removing the stigma of mental health challenges and getting people and their loved ones through times of crisis and we're helping people take charge of their money and grow their income so they can have a more secure future.
For over 50 years, we've been there when our community needed us most. We now offer more support to more people than any other organization in the county, but demand is growing every day. We're galvanizing our community to tackle these issues as a shared social responsibility so Marin can work for each and every one of us.