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Congratulations Graduates! 
We celebrated three hard-working and successful Thriving Family Initiative (TFI) graduates on May 19, 2021. Our TFI program currently has 20 people enrolled (maximum capacity). This impactful and life-changing program is supported by donors like you. Thank you! 

Tiffany's Story

Tiffany left Southern CA with her son because of domestic violence. She needed to get connected to help quickly, as she was experiencing homelessness and had no means of income. Gilead House provided her with temporary shelter and asked us to help her. Our Intensive Care Coordination Manager, Isaura Resendiz, met with her and immediately saw Tiffany’s drive and determination to give her son a better life. We enrolled her in our TFI program. 

TFI is an intense program that connects clients to key services and supports that build self-sufficiency. Through hard work, weekly meetings with Isaura and the help of other community partners, Tiffany found housing and employment, got out of debt and, over the time span of two and a half years, became fully self-sufficient. 

Tiffany is now working as a family advocate for the Center for Domestic Peace and is even looking to purchase her first home. 

Tiffany has said to us that “she came from nothing,” but the reality is that she already had everything she needed on the inside. She now takes care of her thriving family with pride and joy. 

Shining Light on Mental Health

NMCS is honored to provide trauma-informed and culturally-centered services for people of all ages onsite at our Wilson Avenue center, at Novato Unified School District campuses and at our Novato Teen Clinic. This fall, we will expand our services to include Novato High School. Care is available on a sliding fee pay scale because we believe everyone should have access to quality mental health care. 

Since last July, we have provided mental health services to approximately 400+ individuals in need. This includes longer term mental healthcare, brief interventions and crisis response to schools in Marin. 

Our team of 13 mental health therapists help with family conflicts, relationship challenges, life transitions, grief and loss, parenting challenges/child behavior issues, anxiety, stress, depression, issues related to low self-esteem, physical, sexual and/or emotional abuse, substance abuse and more. 
If you or a loved one needs mental health care, please visit our website or place a call to our confidential Mental Health Intake line at 415-892-1643 ext. 239 (se habla español).


Mental health care is also available to teens (ages 12-25) at our Novato Teen Clinic.   Call or text our Teen Clinic Line at 415-985-5012 Monday through Friday or visit us online here.
Below are more resources for you and your loved ones:
Teen Line: 1-800-852-8336
Mental Health SF Peer-Run Warm Line: 855-845-7415
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255

Committed to Providing a Living Minimum Wage for Staff

At NMCS we stand for fair and equitable wages and benefits so that people can afford basic living expenses (such as food, rent, childcare), remain employed in Marin County and be contributing members to their families and our community.

Our goal is to provide compensation and benefits to our employees at an equitable rate that reflects their experience, education and local market trends. As an organization that prioritizes equity and honors hard work, we have been increasing our minimum wage at a rate higher than the State of California and Marin County. For example, in 2017, we implemented a $15/hr minimum wage. We are pleased to let our community know that as of May 16, 2021, we increased our minimum wage to $18/hr.

We believe that attracting and retaining experienced staff, and investing in our diverse and skilled workforce, translates to the best delivery of services possible and to a stronger community for all.   

Special thanks to Bank of Marin for their Leadership Circle support of our work in North Marin!

Our Mission - 
We empower youth, adults and families in our diverse community to achieve well-being, growth and success.

Our Vision -
A strong community with opportunities for all.

Our Clients & Services

We are a comprehensive human service nonprofit organization which provides educational, enrichment and support services to residents in North Marin, CA. Annually 8,380 youth, adults, seniors and families receive support. People can access services through the initial door they came though, whether it be our weekly Food Pantry, Rental Assistance, Childcare, Counseling, Case Management or Promotores.  Learn more about our programs and services. Read our 2019-2020 Annual Report.
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North Marin Community Services
680 Wilson Ave
Novato, CA 94947

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