County of Marin Health and Human Services

Homelessness in Marin

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, or visit
  • 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) 473-INFO (415) 473-4636 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)

What is the Continuum of Care (CoC)?

A Continuum of Care (CoC) is a U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD) approach to coordinating funding for homeless services and housing. The Continuum of Care in Marin is the Homeless Policy Steering Committee (HPSC).

Goals for Coordinated Approach to Homelessness

  • Promote a community-wide commitment to the goal of ending homelessness
  • Provide and coordinate funding for efforts to assist homeless individuals and families
  • Promote access to and effective use of mainstream programs
  • Optimize self-sufficiency among individuals and families experiencing homelessness
Participants in the Marin County Continuum of Care
Adopt A Family Marin County Council of Mayors and Councilmembers
Buckelew Programs Marin County Health and Human Services
Center Point Inc Marin County Veteran Services
Center for Domestic Peace Marin Housing Authority
City of San Rafael Marin Organizing Committee
Community Action Marin Ritter Center
Homeward Bound St. Vincent de Paul Society of Marin
Marin County Behavioral Health & Recovery Services The Spahr Center
Marin County Board of Supervisors Sunny Hills Transition Age Youth
Marin County Community Development Agency U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs