Access and Functional Needs Resource List

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American Red Cross-Bay Area Chapter           

The American Red Cross-Bay Area Chapter provides relief to those affected by disasters & empowers individuals to prevent, prepare for, & respond to emergencies
  • Disaster Relief
  • Disaster Readiness
  • Take a Class: First Aid, CPR, Water Safety, and Disaster Preparedness Education
  • International Services
  • Service to the Armed Forces
  • Get Prepared
  • Get Involved
  • Donate
CAM-Community Action Marin    Provides a wide variety of programs & services to over 3,000 low-income Marin County Residents
  • Child Development Program
  • Bolinas Children's Center
  • Mental Health
  • CAM Central Kitchen
  • CAM Energy Programs
  • Prosperity Partners
  • Asian Advocacy Project
  • Emergency Family Needs Fund
  • Kidney Community Education
  • SparkPoint Marin Center
  • Family Partnership Program
CAM-Child Development Program Children from low-income working families
CAM-Family Partnership Program Emotional and practical support to family members with children, siblings, parents, or other family members who face serious emotional, behavioral, and mental health challenges
  • Provide resources & locate services
  • Assist families in assessing their self-care needs                         
  • Work in collaboration with Mental Health, Social Services, Juvenile Justice, Education, and many other agencies.
CAM-Marin Head Start Program Expectant Women; Children 0-5 years old & their families who meet Federal Guidelines
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Disabilities Services
  • Family Services
CAM-Mental Health Program Services are free of charge to those with a mental illness and to their family members and friends
  • Mental Health Peer Counselors
  • CARE Team
  • Warm Line
  • Peer Companion Program
  • Crisis Planning Program
  • Basic and Advanced Peer Counseling Classes
  • Enterprise Resource Center
City of Novato & NFD Joint Emergency Operations Center (EOC) The City of Novato EOC is a location from which centralized emergency management can be performed during a major emergency or disaster.
Community Healing Centers Counseling and Psychotherapy for adults, children, couples, and families
Designing Accessible Communities People with Disabilities; Professionals in fields of construction, design, code development, and enforcement
DHHS-Department of Health & Human Services Primarily low-income; Target Populations (Children, Older Adults, People with Disabilities); Some services available for all Residents

Divisons under DHHS:

  • Aging and Adult Services
  • Alcohol, Drug, & Tobacco
  • Public Health
  • Mental Health
  • Social Services
DHHS-Division of Aging & Adult Services Disabled and Older Adults
  • DHHS Web Site
  • Chronic Disease Self-Management and Healthy Housing Program
  • Project Independence
  • National Family Caregiver Support Program
  • California Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program 
  • Division of Aging and Adult Services Publications
  • Information and Assistance Referral
  • Adult Services
  •  Veteran's Services
  • Ombudsman Program
  • Information & Referrals
  • In-Home Supportive Svcs
  • Adult Protective Services
DHHS-Division of Alcohol, Drug, & Tobacco Programs All Residents of Marin County
DHHS-Division of Community Mental Health Services All Residents of Marin County; Fees are assessed on a sliding scale, based on a person's ability to pay
  • Marin County Mental Health Svcs
  • Psychiatric Emergency Services
  • Mental Health Assessments and Referrals
  • Customer Service
  • Marin County Mental Health Board
  • Mental Health Services Act (MHSA)
  • Graduate Clinical Training Program
  • Contractor Information
DHHS-Division of Public Health Services All Residents of Marin County
  • Division of Public Health Services web site
  • Communicable Disease Control and Prevention Unit
  • Community Health and Prevention Services
  • Dental Services
  • Detention Health Services
  • Epidemiology Program
  • Emergency Medical Services
  • Health Clinics
  • Ryan White-Funded HIV/AIDS Services Program
  • Public Health Laboratory Services
  • Office of Vital Statistics
DHHS-Division of Social Services Children, Youth, & Families
Heart & Soul Home Care and Care Management Intensive care management for older adults and people with chronic medical or psychiatric illness, who require support to live well at home
Hired Hands Inc. Seniors; Persons recovering from illness & injury; Persons with chronic diseases
  • Hired Hands Inc. Homecare web site
  • Non-medical in home support services; personal hygiene, cooking, driving to appointments, shopping errands, daily activities
  • Services are hourly, overnight, or on a live-in basis
  • Certified Nurses & Home Health Aides, Caregivers, and Companions
Homeward Bound of Marin Chief provider of shelter and residential services for homeless families and individuals 
In-Home Supportive Services Public Authority of Marin Low-income older adults; Persons with disabilities who qualify for in home support services
  • In-Home Supportive Services Public Authority of Marin web site
  • Work in partnership with the In-Home Supportive Services Program (IHSS) administered by Marin County Department of Health and Human Services
  • Match IHSS Care Recipients with qualified Care Providers so they can live healthier, more productive lives
Margaret Todd Senior Center Margaret Todd Senior Center is a program of Novato Parks, Recreation, and Community Services
Marin Access Mobility Management Center Older Adults in Marin County; Persons with disabilities; Low-income Residents
  • Marin Access web site
  • Rider Information
  • Travel Training
  • Paratransit Rider Frequently Asked Questions
  • Volunteer Driver Programs
Marin Center for Independent Living Promoting the independence of people with all types of disabilities of all ages in Marin County
  • Marin Center for Independent Living web site
  • Assistive Technology
  • Benefits Planning
  • Independent Living Skills Training
  • Home Modifications
  • Housing Assistance
  • Peer Counseling
  • Attendent Referral/Personal Assistance Services
  • Breast Cancer Benefits Planning & Assistance
  • Information and Referral
Marin County Transit District Providing local transit service within Marin County; Marin Transit contracts with other providers for local bus and paratransit services
  • Marin Transit web site
  • Local Service and Schedules
  • West Marin Stagecoach
  • Stagecoach Rider's Guide
  • Novato Dial-A-Ride
  • Wheelchair Accessible Taxis
  • Muir Woods Shuttle
Northbay Family Homes (NFH) Northbay Family Homes is a non-profit organization with a mission to support affordable housing for local families
Novato Assisted Living Facilities Novato Residents seeking Assisted Living
North Marin Community Center As a Novato nonprofit organization, they help low-income people overcome their crisis and toward self-sufficiency by providing a variety of local services
Novato Independent Elders Program - COVIA Novato Independent Elders Program operates out of the Margaret Todd Senior Center and is dedicated to improving the quality of life for seniors
Novato Public Works Provides top quality programs, projects, and services through design, construction, maintenance, and operation of public use facilities
  • Public Works Web site
  • Engineering Division
  • Administration and Traffic Engineering
  • Project Development
  • Capital Improvement Program
  • Project Design and Construction Management
  • Special Projects/Mandated Programs
  • Geographical Information System and mapping
  • Maintenance Division
  • City Streets & Storm drains
  • City parks
  • City owned vehicles and equipment
  • Street sweeping
  • Graffiti elimination
OES-Office of Emergency Services-Marin County Sheriff's Office Marin County/Operational Area; Including its eleven cities/towns and 300+ special districts
  • Marin County Sheriff's Office Web site
  • Marin County Office of Emergency Services
  • Current Emergency Information
  • Hazard Information
  • Emergency Preparedness
  • Individual Responder Opportunities
  • Reducing Risks
  • Disaster Recovery
  • Disaster Communications
  • Plans, Documents, & References
  • Agency Links
OES-Office of Emergency Services-City of San Rafael Residents and Businesses in the City of San Rafael
Ritter Center Very low-income to no-income families and individuals in Marin County who are homeless or at-risk of becoming homeless
  • Ritter Center Web site
  • Case Management
  • Medical Clinic
  • Food Pantry
  • Day Service Center
  • Clothing
  • Seasonal Programs
Senior Access The Club at Senior Access is Marin's favorite social club for folks with memory loss
  • Senior Access Web site
  • The Club
  • Caregiver Wellness
  • Magical Expressions (creating artwork)
  • Fun Ways to Donate
The Salvation Army of San Rafael/Marin County The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian church. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination
  • The Salvation Army of San Rafael/Marin County Web site
  • Services
  • Emergency Food
  • Clothing
  • Transitional Housing
  • Emergency Disaster Services
  • Family Thrift Stores
  • PG&E Assistance (REACH)
  • Feeding the Hungry in Marin County
  • Adult Rehabilitation
  • Shaping Youth into Strong Citizens
West Marin Senior Services West Marin Senior Services has dedicated over thirty years to helping seniors live long, live well, and live at home
  • West Marin Senior Services Web site
  • Programs & Services
  • Care Management
  • Home Care Referrals
  • Meals from Friends
  • Equipment Loan Closet
  • Transportation Assistance
  • Family Respite Care
  • Assisted Living in West Marin-Stockstill House
Whistlestop Whistlestop promotes the independence, well-being, and quality of life for older adults and people living with disabilities in Marin County
  • Whistlestop Web site
  • Services
  • Transportation
  • Classes
  • Business Services
  • Jackson Cafe
  • Get Involved
  • Jobs

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