County of Marin Health and Human Services

Parnow Friendship House (Managed by EAH Housing)

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)


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Parnow Friendship House (Managed by EAH Housing)

Parnow Friendship House, a 72 unit non-profit apartment community, provides housing for low income seniors 62 years or older, or those under 62 who qualify for the need of an adapted apartment designed for mobility impairments. Housing is provided without regard to race, color, sex, creed, religion, national origin, handicap status or familial status. Parnow Friendship House operates under HUD's Section 202 program for the elderly in conjunction with the Section 8 Housing Assistance Payment Program. Parnow Friendship House is an Equal Opportunity Housing Facility, admitting people in accordance with Local, State and Federal Fair Housing laws, HUD Section 202 and Section 8 Program Regulations and the Affirmative Fair Housing and Marketing Plan (AFHMP) HUD Form 935.2. Income restrictions do apply. Please call property to inquire about current income restrictions. Rent paid is one-third of income. All units are 1 bedroom and all units are designated non-smoking. Elevators and laundry room on site.


(415) 492-9340



(415) 492-1340


164 N. San Pedro
San Rafael, CA 94903


One must be 62 years or over