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COVID-19 Community Resources

By April 1, 2020February 1st, 2023No Comments

For up to date information about MCC COVID-19 testing sites, times and dates visit our Facebook page

For up to date information visit

  • For additional information call Marin County Public Health at 415-473-7191

Keep in mind the information below is subject to change and we will do our best to update this message.
Thank you for your patience and understanding.

What can you do to slow the spread of COVID-19?

There are several recommended basic measures to help prevent the spread of Covid-19:

  • Wash your hands often for at least 20 seconds.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects.
  • Practice physical / social distancing, and stay home.
  • Contact your primary care provider worker if you have symptoms; fever and a dry cough are most common. If you do not have a primary care provider call (415)448-1500 to establish care.

The power is within each of us to slow the spread of this virus. The best way to do that – healthy, sick, young, old – is to limit physical / social contact as much as possible, immediately. This is social distancing and it only works of all of us do it.

Do you believe you may have COVID19 and want to get tested?

Marin Community Clinics is offering testing. Visit our Facebook page for the most up to date information.

  • If you think you have been exposed to COVID-19 and develop a fever and symptoms, such as cough or difficulty breathing, call your primary care provider for medical advice. If you do not have a primary care provider call (415) 448-1500 to establish care.

What does Shelter in Place mean?

Individuals must stay home and isolate except to:

  • Obtain health care
  • Shop for groceries and supplies
  • Care for family members
  • Exercise outdoors in your neighborhood
  • Keep 6 feet physical distance from all non-household members

Where can you get essential support during Shelter in Place in Marin?

Marin County:

  • Information and Assistance: 415-457-INFO (415-457-4636)
  • Adult Protective Services: 415-473-2774
  • Child Protective Services: 415-473-7153
  • Public Assistance Call Center (Medi-Cal, CalFresh, CalWorks): 1-877-410-8817
  • Behavioral Health and Recovery Services Access Line: 1-888-818-1155
  • Marin County Public Health: 415-473-7191

Mental Health Resources for Patients

Crisis Stabilization Unit:

  • Address: 250 Bon Air Rd, Greenbrae, CA 94904
  • Phone: (415) 473-6666

ACCESS: (818) 888-1155

Marin Community Clinics Behavioral Health Department

Provides care for patients via phone/zoom. Phone (415) 448-1500

CDC online resources:

Peer-Run Warm line:

24/7 California Non-Judgmental Emotional Peer Support
Phone: (855) 845-7415

Buckelew Suicide Prevention Hotline

  • If you are having suicidal thoughts or are concerned about someone else who may be suicidal, call: 415-499-1100 or 855-587-6373.
  • For grief support call 415-499-1195.


  • Canal Alliance has set up a Crisis Communication Center at their offices and is continuing to serve the community:

Suicide Hotline: 415-499-1100

Crisis Stabilization Unit: 415-499-6666

Mobile Crisis: 415-499-6392

Crisis text line: 741741

Center for Domestic Peace:

  • 415-924-6616 (English)
  • 415-924-3456 (Spanish)
  • 415-924-1070 (Men’s)

ACCESS: 1-888-818-1115

Alcoholics Anonymous: 415-499-0400

Parenting hotline: 415-441-5437

COVID County HHS hotline: 415-473-7191

Relaxation Hotline (span/Eng): 718-920-2256

Catholic Charities: 415-324-1011

Individuals Experiencing Homelessness

Hand Washing, Portable bathrooms, Showers, phone charging, etc.

Social Engagement

Covia Well Connected

Check out the link below. It lists all the different phone Conversations individuals can join. (such as Bird Talk, Writing Workshop, Story time, Poetry, Sports talk, etc.)

Social Call

Matches volunteers w/ older adults for one-on-one conversations by phone or in person.

  • (877) 797-7299
  • Fee: $0

Housing/eviction/ rental assistance

Rental/ financial assistance:

  • Call Marin County info line at 415-473-7191 to get on a wait-list. Ritter Center, St Vincent De Paul, Canal Alliance, Community Action Marin, and North Marin Community Services are all working with Marin County on a single wait-list for Rental Assistance and are not taking calls directly for Rental Assistance.
  • Community Action Marin: Serving people of low-income in Marin County, California, fighting the causes and consequences of poverty. Services offered include: free and affordable childcare, career and credit coaching, tax preparation, mental health services with emphasis on peer support and system navigation, homeless outreach, access to social services like CalFresh (food stamps) and LIHEAP (federally-funded home energy assistance program), and safety net services for emergencies, including cash and rental assistance. Phone: 415-526-7500


Undocumented adults financial assistance

COVID-19 Pandemic Assistance Project for Immigrants Affected by the Pandemic (DRAI)

  • In response to the challenges that undocumented immigrants experienced in trying to overcome our previous phone number, we have a new DRAI phone number and welcome your calls at 415-324-1011 . We are experiencing very high demand and may need to call back for assistance. Please note that the amount of funding for our counties is set by the state and does not decrease due to hardship. We thank you for your patience and understanding. DRAI applications begin Monday, May 18, 2020 by calling 415-324-1011  Monday through Saturday from 8 AM to 8 PM. To facilitate this process, having an email account is vital to send us the required documentation.
  • ONLY applications will be accepted by phone.
  • An undocumented adult who qualifies may receive $500 in direct assistance with a maximum of $1,000 per household.


Immigrant Families Fund: For undocumented immigrants in the Bay Area, offered by Mission Asset Fund. Requirements include having a bank account and an email address.


  • Not eligible to receive a second-round stimulus check (Economic Impact Payment) from the Federal government.
  • Earned less than $87,000 or total household income below $174,000 in 2019.
  • Experienced an income disruption due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
  • Have not yet received a grant from MAF through our CA College Student Support Fund, LA Young Creatives Fund, or Immigrant Families Fund.
  • *Currently, due to an extremely large volume of interest, we are only able to approve applicants with online banking.


  1. PRE-APPLY – Submit a pre-application today.
  2. APPLY – Depending on eligibility, equity, and available funding, we may invite you to submit a full grant application. If you are invited, you will receive an email from MAF inviting you to submit your full application in our secure portal.
  3. APPROVAL – If we approve your application, we will deposit a $500 grant directly into your bank account.

Legal Services

Legal Aid of Marin:
1401 Los Gamos Dr #101, San Rafael, CA 94903

  • Phone: (415) 492-0230


Mill Street
Mill Street has the following policies, that will be in place for an unknown amount of time:

  • Not accepting new intakes/referrals
  • Not doing 1 to 1 appointments
  • To enter Mill Street clients must hand sanitize and have their temperature takenIf temp over 100, they are asked to call their PCP to get clearance to enter the shelter
  • No visitors, no meal donations allowed at this time

Call 415-457-9651 if you have more questions

Food Resources:

School Lunches

Free meals (lunch and breakfast) to all children under the age of 18 in the San Rafael City and Novato Schools communities. Meal pick-up locations are scheduled to be located:

San Rafael:

  • Bahia Vista: 125 Bahia Way in San Rafael. Open 11:30am-12:30pm Monday through Friday.

Novato (call ahead for times and specifics of distribution):

  • Hamilton Elementary – (415) 883-4691
  • Olive Elementary School – (415) 897-2131


Every Friday, the SF-Marin Food Bank will host a pantry at Bahia Vista (125 Bahia Way, San Rafael (Parking Lot Closest to Multi-Purpose Room)). All San Rafael City School Families are WELCOME! Please follow this schedule based on your child’s school:

  • Bahia Vista, Laurel Dell, Short, Sun Valley: 11:00AM-12:00PM
  • San Pedro, Coleman, Venetia Valley, Glenwood: 12:00PM-1:00PM

If your student is in Middle or High School, please choose the timing that corresponds to where your child went to elementary school.

Marin Community Clinics Health Hub

Health Hubs will be open for food distribution only will be continued via drive-thru – only. Please do not get out of your car to get food. Boxes will be placed in your car directly.

  • San Rafael (3110 Kerner Blvd.) – Wednesday’s – 2:30pm-5:00pm
  • Novato (6090 Redwood Blvd.)– Thursday’s – 3:00pm-5:00pm

Ritter Center

Food bank locator:

Meals on Wheels

If you receive Meals on Wheels, they continue to deliver meals and groceries at this time. If you are over 60 and cannot drive, contact (415) 457-INFO (4636) to discuss possible meal delivery.

St Vincent De Paul

Dining hall is currently closed due to COVID-19 precautions, but it is open to hand out 1-2 bag lunches a day.
Open – 11AM to 1PM

Educational Online Resources for Kids:

Marin Community Clinics Parents’ Resource Page:

First 5 California activities


  • Comcast is offering to help connect qualified families to the Internet at home. New Internet Essentials customers can receive two free months of Internet service, which is available to all qualified households. For more information, review the Parent Page of the Remote Learning Site.
  • San Rafael City Schools (SRCS) has established an Online Learning Page with a library of resources for grades TK-12. The link:


Implemented a moratorium on service disconnections for non-payment for both residential and commercial customers, effective immediately and until further notice.

Temporary Eviction Ban

Can’t Pay the Rent? If you have lost part or all of your regular wages due to COVID-19, there are protections for you. There are steps to follow to prevent eviction.