County of Marin Health and Human Services

LITA (Love is the Answer) of Marin

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Shelter in Place Order for Marin County

To contact us for essential services, please use the following resource numbers:

Dial 711 for CA Relay Service

  • Public Health: 415-473-7191 | COVID-19 Website | COVID-19 E-mail
    • Note: this number is for non-medical questions about COVID-19 (Coronavirus). Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday, 9:30am to 12pm and 1pm to 5pm. 

  • 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
  • Information and Assistance - for older adults, persons with disabilities, and family caregivers: 415-457-INFO (415-457-4636)

Starting March 17, 2020, most County of Marin Health and Human Services offices and public spaces are closed.
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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 Dir of Volunteers


Any resident of a long term care facility in Marin


No fee