County of Marin Health and Human Services

Preventing Intimate Partner Violence in Marin (PIPVMarin)

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)


PIPVMarin is an initiative Health and Human Services and its community partners launched in 2014 to promote comprehensive prevention strategies that address the factors that contribute to the likelihood of intimate partner violence. With a common vision to work together to create safe and healthy relationships, PIPVMarin partners are committed to:

  • Engage all members of our community
  • Build upon collective wisdom of multiple sectors
  • Focus on changing social norms and conditions that contribute to violence

The goal is to stop Intimate partner violence (IPV) before it begins. The term "intimate partner violence" describes physical, sexual, or psychological harm by a current or former partner or spouse. This type of violence can occur among heterosexual or same-sex couples and does not require sexual intimacy. There is a lot to learn about how to prevent IPV and what are the best strategies to address this issue in Marin.

To advance this effort, HHS established a grant program to fund projects aimed at addressing the factors that contribute to intimate partner violence. So far the following projects have received funding under this initiative:

  • Canal Alliance - Engaging men by expanding their Promotores/Health Outreach Program.
  • Center for Domestic Peace -Youth leadership development through the Marin Youth Services program.
  • Novato Youth Center - funding will be used to incorporate primary prevention approaches into their teen health education program.
  • Phoenix Project - Engaging men and promoting community awareness on IPV in Marin City.

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