County of Marin Health and Human Services

MHSA Advisory Committee

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)


2020 MHSA Advisory Committee Meeting Schedule:

All meeting dates and locations are subject to change. If you would like to host a meeting at a MHSA Program Site please reach out to Galen ( to volunteer.

Wednesday, February 19, 2020 from 1:30-3pm in the Point Reyes Room at 20 North San Pedro Rd, San Rafael

Wednesday, May 20, 2020, from 1:30-3pm via Zoom: or phone: +1 408 638 0968, Meeting ID: 507 074 3019

Wednesday, July 15, 2020 from 1:30-3pm -- to be held remotely, TBD

Wednesday, September 16, 2020 from 1:30-3pm in the Point Reyes Room at 20 North San Pedro Rd, San Rafael

Wednesday, November 18, 2020 from 1:30-3pm in the Point Reyes Room at 20 North San Pedro Rd, San Rafael

In November 2004, California voters approved Proposition 63, the Mental Health Services Act (MHSA), intended to expand and transform county mental health services throughout California. While the proposition passed with 54% of the vote statewide, Marin County voted 63% in favor. The MHSA raises additional taxes for the State, which are then allocated to respective county mental health programs.

County MHSA plans shall be developed with local stakeholders, including adults and seniors with severe mental illness, families of children, adults, and seniors with severe mental illness, providers of services, law enforcement agencies, education, social services agencies, Veterans, representatives from Veterans' organizations, providers of alcohol and drug services, health care organizations, and other important interests. Counties shall demonstrate a partnership with constituents and stakeholders throughout the process that includes meaningful stakeholder involvement on mental health policy, program planning and implementation, monitoring, quality improvement, evaluation, and budget allocations.

The MHSA Advisory Committee has monthly meetings on the 4th Wednesday of the Month from 1:30-3. Please see "MHSA FY18-19 Advisory Committee Meeting Schedule" for specifics. All TBD locations will be posted on this website prior to the meeting date.


Opportunities for MHSA Funding (Requests for Proposals)
MHSA Issues Resolution Process

Mental Health and Substance Use Services (MHSUS) changed its name to Behavioral Health and Recovery Services (BHRS).  As such, all references in existing departmental policies and procedures to MHSUS can be understood to reference BHRS as well.

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