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You’ve helped us pivot, expand, and serve our community like never before.

More people can stay in their homes with rent support, access healthy food through the Food Pantry, utilize wifi and teaching support in our learning hubs, receive mental health therapy, and more! Thank you for joining us in this impactful work that is also being recognized by others.

Last week, Marin County District 5 Supervisor Judy Arnold honored us with
 2020 Look Who’s Getting it Done Award

AND…City of Novato recognized NMCS with 

#Novato Proud

In case you missed it, last month Lead Food Pantry Volunteer Cindy Stern received the Community Pandemic Assistance Award & CEO Cheryl Paddack received a Silver Jefferson Award

NMCS Students Celebrate Black History Month

Our 78 students (onsite daily) from ages 3 to 13 are engaged in a variety of craft, story and research projects to celebrate Black History Month.

Pictured is a student's tribute to Benjamin Banneker (1731 – 1806) and his wood clock.

Love is in the Air...

It’s a perfect time to tell you about our busy Teen Clinic and Teen Peer Health Promotors (PHP) Our eight trained PHPs have been busy on social media connecting young adults to our mental, physical, and reproductive health resources. Check out our Teen Clinic’s Instagram, where teens click on a QR code to instantly make an appointment with us! View recent posts, including PHP Project 9: “Do’s and Don’ts for respecting sexual identity and gender expression”.

Since July 1st we’ve served 226 teens and young adults (aged 12-25)!

We’re ensuring our transitional age youth have access safe, high-quality, virtual and in-person services throughout this pandemic.

We're Here to Help.

Need help with your taxes? NMCS is partnering with AARP to help seniors and low-income families prepare and file their taxes. NMCS is providing safe, outdoor work stations at our 1907 Novato Blvd. building from February 15 to April 15, by appointment.

For more information call 415-320 -6191, or email:

Special Thanks.

Special thanks to Matthew and Susan Feldmeir investing in our work by donating their stimulus check to us and the community.  

Special thanks to other stimulus check donors Dennis and Donna Garrett, Catherine Skinner, and more. We appreciate you!

Did You Know?

If you have a Donor Advised Fund (DAF), you can help NMCS be eligible for up to $100,000 in matching funds. Learn more about this opportunity here, or call us anytime at 415-892-1643, ext. 261.

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, with an emphasis on serving those in-need. 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 Accomplishments and Program Outcomes.
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North Marin Community Services
680 Wilson Ave
Novato, CA 94947

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