Provides full service domestic open adoption services as well as international homestudy and post-placement services. We work with Adoptive parents in Marin.
We provide effective and affordable services to families, individuals, couples, children and groups that build essential life-skills and improve relationships.
Black Adoption Placement and Research Center (BAPRC)
As a private, non-profit agency serving 14 Northern California counties, including Marin, we are a licensed adoption and foster family agency (FFA) dedicated to recruiting permanent loving families from the community from which the disproportionate number of waiting children come - the African American community.
Boy Scouts of America - Marin Council
The Marin Council of the Boy Scouts of America has been serving the youth of Marin County for over fifty-five years with a quality program focused on adventure, leadership and service.
Dedicated to helping people who have not been able to live up to their potential due to psychological problems. No website. Boyer House Foundation: 880 Las Gallinas Ave, San Rafael, CA 94903, Ph# 415-456-9958
Bread & Roses
Bread & Roses is dedicated to uplifting the human spirit by providing free, live, quality entertainment to people who live in institutions or are otherwise isolated from society.
Building Better Families, Inc.
Building Better Families (BBF) holds weekly groups that promote respect and responsibility in relationships, for men and women in Marin County who have concerns about anger or violence in their homes. Our anger management and batterer's treatment programs are certified in Marin County. We have a sliding scale and evening classes. No website. Ph# 415-721-4304
(CalWORKs) is a cash assistance program that helps families with vulnerable children.
Canal Alliance - Developing self-sufficiency and leadership for a healthier community
A private, not-for-profit corporation providing comprehensive, integrated services to at-risk individuals and families.
Provides services to incarcerated individuals and their families at county jails.
Child Care Commission
The state mandated Local Child Care Planning Council is responsible for establishing local priorities for child care planning and advocacy.
Child Support FAQ
Information prepared to help answer questions about enforcement of child support.
City of Novato Teen Center
A recreational facility of the City of Novato Parks, Recreation & Community Services Department and offers a wide variety of activities for young people in grades 6th - 12th, which include drop-in activities, classes, workshops and trips.
Compassionate Friends of Marin
Bereavement support group for families who have experienced the death of a child. We meet at 7:30 pm on the 3rd Tuesday of every month at Lucas Valley Community Church, 2000 Las Gallinas (at Lucas Valley Road) in San Rafael.
CorStone The Center for Attitudinal Healing
Provides emotional support services to children, adults, elders, families dealing with illness or loss as well as for any adult seeking to improve the quality of their life experience.
Credit Card Services
You can pay your child support, medical support and spousal support by credit card.
Electronic Funds Transfer
Parents receiving support may receive their payments via direct deposit, or via an electronic payment card.
Environmental Health Services
The mission of Marin County Environmental Health Services is to protect public health and the well being of all Marin County residents, workers, and visitors by preventing injury and the spread of disease.
Face the World
We are a cultural exchange organization expressly developed to bring together international youth and Americans.
Family Service Agency of Marin
Providing high quality, affordable counseling and support services for individuals, children, couples, families, and groups.
Family Support is an approach to addressing health concerns
CalFresh Food Stamps program provides benefits for food purchases.
Services for children who need foster or fost-adopt homes.
Four Winds West
A residential emancipation program for young adults (18-28) who need help due to difficulties such as learning disabilities, mental health impairments, or maintaining recovery from alcohol or drugs.
Future Leaders For Peace
Future Leaders For Peace is an inspirational and educational organization that teaches positive leadership and interpersonal skills to young people, primarily in middle schools around the Bay Area.
Provides cash aid & services to qualified individuals to assist in self-sufficiency.
Growing Years Home Day Care
• Ages Birth to School-age • Hours 7am-6pm Monday-Friday • Reasonable Rates • Family style environment • Arts and Crafts • Outdoor Activities/Daily Walks • Drop-in slots available • School Drop-off and Pick-up • Summer Field Trips Lauren Fried Home Daycare Provider AA in Early Childhood Education Over 8 years experience as a Teacher in pre-schools, as a director at the YMCA aftercare program and a mother of 3 children.
Healthy Teens Marin
Compiled by the Healthy Marin Partnership, this is a comprehensive Guide to Resources for Marin County including academic, counseling, health, programs and volunteering.
Image for Success
Provides clothing to low-income residents of Marin for school, work and life. Now accepting referrals for men, women and children. Call Program and Services Coordinator to learn referral process.
Jewish Family & Children's Services
JFCS provides comprehensive services to the entire community including couseling for individuals, couples & families, financial assistance, information & referral, support for people with disabilities, and volunteer opportunities. For comprehensive assistance to seniors, see Seniors-At-Home.
Marin Abused Women's Services
Provides information about the organizations intervention and prevention programs. (415) 924-6616 - Women's English Hotline.
Marin Advocates for Children
Marin Advocates for Children (MAC) is the independent voice for victims of child abuse and neglect, and the leading non-profit agency for the prevention of child abuse in the community. MAC’s mission is two-fold: preventing abuse and advocating for the best interests of children.
Marin Birthing and Parenting
Childbirth and Parenting resources in Marin and beyond. Includes services such as Birthing and Parenting Classes, Birth Doulas and Night Nannies, and Postpartum Resources. Features Infant/Child CPR, Choke-saving and Safety classes for Parents and Parents-to-be in San Rafael. In-home classes available.
Marin County Youth Commission
MCYC serves as an advisory body to the Marin County Board of Supervisors and makes sure that youth perspectives are heard by county agencies, school districts and the community at large.
Marin Family Action
A non-profit agency working to create affordable and sustainable housing for all in Marin County. we provide a Financial Self Help Program dealing with credit card debt along with, adult and youth financial literacy through out Marin and affordable health care for children through the Healthy Families Program.
Marin Natal Loss
Marin Natal Loss offers ongoing support groups and individual counseling for those who have suffered a miscarriage, a stillbirth or the loss of an infant.
Marin Pregnancy Clinic
FREE Community Clinic serving women of all ages facing unexpected pregnancy (if no insurance and you are eligible for medi-cal we can sign you up at your first medical consultation appointment); ultrasound for pregnancy verification; STD testing for pregnant patients; Stork's Nest Clothing Closet has free maternity & infant clothing, and post abortion counseling.
Marin-based organizations and businesses, services and events.
Matrix Parent Network & Resource Center
A parent-run nonprofit organization founded in 1983 to provide resources, support, and education for families of children with special needs in the North Bay.
Narika was founded in 1992 to address the problem of domestic violence in the South Asian community, we serve the entire Bay Area.
Next Generation helps young people learn about social issues, develop leadership skills and work for peace and our environment.
Northern California Mediation Center (NCMC)
NCMC offers MEDIATION SERVICES for divorce, family, business and organizational disputes, COLLABORATIVE DIVORCE services, and TRAINING PROGRAMS in mediation, conflict resolution and communication.
Novato Youth and Family Services
A program for income qualified "Novato" families. Counseling services are provided through a contract with a licensed therapist.
Novato Youth Center
Our mission is to inspire and prepare youth for success by offering programs in Child Development, Athletics, Youth and Family Counseling, Community and School Health Education and the Novato Wellness Center
Novato Youth Center
The Novato Youth Center's mission is to inspire and prepare youth for success by offering programs in Child Development, Athletics, Youth and Family Counseling, Community and School Health Education and the Novato Wellness Center, serving over 4,000 youth and their families annually.
Okizu operates respite programs for families coping with childhood cancer. Our main focus is our summer camp for children with cancer and their siblings. We also run family camp weekends, 'teens and twenties' weekends as well as bereaved sibling's weekends; all for family members of children with cancer.
Pacific Diversified Services
A non-profit agency in Marin County uses the PDS philosophy to drive our values regarding the right of individuals with disabilities to be included as active members of their communities and to live their lives with dignity and respect.
Parent Services Project
A national nonprofit organization dedicated to integrating family support into early childhood programs through training, technical assistance and education.
Parents Place provides programs for parents with children of all ages, including parenting skills workshops & support groups, parent-child play-activity groups, parent coaching and consultation, counseling for adults, children & families & consultation to schools and childcare centers. We serve the entire community.
Marin Community Clinics provides pregnancy testing, and OB/GYN.
Serving the needs of children with incarcerated parent since 1999.
Seneca Family of Agencies
Seneca Family of Agencies is a non profit organization founded in 1985 on the premise of providing unconditional care to children in need of foster care.
Sunny Hills Services
SHS provides educational and community-based treatment programs to troubled and abused children from infancy to age 18 and their families throughout Marin County.
The Center for Equine Guided Education
The Center for Equine Guided Education incorporates horses into human self development in an experiential learning environment as a significant way to help create positive change for personal growth and learning.
Trips for Kids
Trips for Kids is a Bay Area non-profit that provides mountain bike outings, environmental education and earn-a-bike programs for kids that would not otherwise be exposed to these types of activities.
Offers nutrition ed and food vouchers for pregnant women and children 0-5
Youth in Arts
Youth in Arts’ provide students with experiences and instruction in the visual and performing arts, and enriches the community with cultural events. Programs include:
Arts Unite Us - with at risk and special needs students.
Travel the World - music, dance, theater, visual and media arts from around the globe.
Youth Leadership Institute
Youth Leadership Institute (YLI) works with young people and their adult allies to create positive social change. We design and implement community-based programs that provide youth with leadership skills in the areas of drug and alcohol abuse prevention, philanthropy, and civic engagement.
YWCA San Francisco & Marin
The YWCA 50+ Employment Support Program for Women provides employment services for persons over 50 living in Marin County.