County of Marin Health and Human Services

Alcohol and Other Drug Advisory Board

Information on Service Adjustments During the COVID-19 Emergency

HHS is the County’s largest department with more than 700 employees who work at many sites throughout Marin. Many HHS offices have reopened with limited staffing to the public. Staff will continue to provide services remotely when possible for safety reasons, and residents in need of HHS services should consider conducting conversations over the phone or email when possible. Please call ahead if you have an appointment or require in-person assistance.

  • Adult Protective Services: (415) 473-2774.
  • Skilled Nursing/Assisted Living Ombudsman: (415) 473-7446.
  • Child Protective Services: (415) 473-7153.
  • Public Assistance Call Center (Medi-Cal, CalFresh, CalWorks): 1 (877) 410-8817.
  • General Relief: (415) 473-3450.
  • Behavioral Health and Recovery Services Access Line: 1 (888) 818-1115.
  • For information on resources and services specifically for older adults (persons 60+), persons with disabilities and family caregivers, call (415) 57-INFO (415) 457-4636 or email
  • HHS created a phone hotline, (415) 473-7191 (CRS 711), and an online contact form, for residents to contact staff with questions or concerns about the virus and about the county and community response. The call center is open from 9:30 a.m. to noon and 1 to 5 p.m. weekdays, and interpreter services are available.
  • Dial 711 for CA Relay Service (link is external)


Applications may be obtained from the Clerk of the Board of Supervisors, Room 329, Administration Building, Marin Civic Center (415-473-7331), or access the General Application online.


Taffy Lavie
(415) 473-6809

Administered By: 

  • The County of Marin

Purpose / Duties: 

To participate in the alcohol and drug program planning process; to review the scope of alcohol and drug problems in the County; to review County Alcohol and Drug Program Plans and any amendments thereto; advise on policies and goals of Alcohol and Drug Programs; encourage and educate the public to understand the nature of alcohol and drug problems; encourage support throughout the County for development and implementation of effective alcohol and drug programs; to network with other community resources; to review community alcohol and drug program needs, services, facilities, and special programs; and to review and approve the procedures used to ensure citizen and professional involvement at all stages of the planning process leading to the formulation and adoption of the County Alcohol and Drug Program Plans.


Members shall have a professional interest in, or personal commitment to, alleviating problems related to alcohol and drug use in the community. The membership shall include representatives from various economic, social, and occupational groups and shall be broadly representative of the demographic characteristics of the County.

Term Length: 

3 Years

Number of Members: 

No less than 10 or more than 15 members.

Reimbursements for Expenses / Per Diem: 

None is authorized.

Time and Day of Meetings: 

First Monday of every month from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., 20 North San Pedro Road, 1st Floor, Pt. Reyes Conference Room, San Rafael. For information, please call 473-3030.

How to Apply: 

Applications may be obtained from the Clerk of the Board of Supervisors, Room 329, Administration Building, Marin Civic Center (415-473-7331), or access the General Application online.

If you are a person with a disability and require an accommodation to participate in a County program, service or activity, requests for accommodations may be made by calling (415) 473-4381 (Voice) 473-3232 (TDD/TTY) or by e-mail at at least four work days in advance of the event. Copies of documents are available in alternative formats, upon request.