County of Marin Health and Human Services

LITA (Love is the Answer) of Marin

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LITA (Love is the Answer) of Marin

Founded in 1975, LITA is a nonprofit organization that strives to improve the quality of life for socially isolated elderly residents of Marin County's long-term care facilities by providing volunteer visitors for regular visits. Tanya Mendoza is the Volunteer Director to contact. Volunteers devote 30 minutes or more per week and make a commitment of at least one year. LITA works with the facilities around Marin to identify elderly residents who are socially isolated and offers this vulnerable population five programs:

1. One-to-One Friends matches residents with volunteers for weekly visits.

2. The Pet Connection volunteers bring along their well-behaved pets for visits.

3. LITA Families matches two or more members of a family with residents.

4. Bridging Generations involves elementary school classes that visit regularly throughout the school year.

5. Bridging Thru Music is an inter-generational program that connects youth musicians with a facility on a regular basis and taps into the power of music to bring back positive memories.


(415) 472-5482



4340 Redwood Highway
San Rafael, CA 94903

Application Process: 

Interview with Director of Volunteers


Any resident of a long term care facility in Marin


No fee