Children's Services

We enourage the development of children by creating a climate of mutual respect, caring and trust. In our program, a child's individual development, culture and learning styles are affirmed and nurtured.

Mental Health

We provide an atmosphere of caring that will give the best opportunities for those with mental illness to reach their highest potential. The Mental Health Program is committed to advocating for our clients.

Safety Net

CAM safety net programs assist Marin families, seniors, and the disabled with emergency financial needs that are not covered by other assistance programs.

Economic Development

CAM’s economic development programs are designed to assist moderate to low income individuals and families reach self-sufficiency through financial literacy.

Featured Program

Child Development Program

Community Action Marin Child Development has operated quality childcare centers for over 25 years. By serving over 600 children from low-income working families and employing over 80 staff, we contribute to Marin County's economic stability. In collaboration with County agencies we provide dental, vision and hearing screenings, referrals to social services and assessments for children with special needs.

Community Action Marin News

The Future of the Childcare Initiative

August 1, 2014

IN 2010 Community Action Marin joined forces with the Marin Child Care Council, First 5 Marin, MarinKids, the Marin Child Care Commission, Parent Voices and the Youth Leadership Institute to begin to formally work together to bring about a dedicated local funding stream for children’s services. This was an idea that many groups had been talking about for years. In the ensuing years this group grew to include over 75 different agencies and individuals with representatives from the public and private sectors including community based organizations, the educational community, local business leaders and local government.

Events & Fundraisers

"Imagine Playground" Contest!!!

August 13, 2014

Your simple vote can push us over the top! Community Action Marin’s Child Development Program is honored to have been selected as one of the finalists nationwide in Claritin/Kaboom’s “Imagine Playground”! Hundreds of community’s across the nation entered to win this amazing playground and CAM’s Manzanita Center in Marin City was selected as one of 12 finalists, the only finalist in California. The winner of Imagine Playground will win an amazing playground worth over $35,000.00. Voting is easy. Log on to and cast your Facebook vote for Community Action Marin… it’s that simple. You can vote once every 24 hours from now until September 26th 2014 so bookmark the link above and vote tomorrow and every day until the deadline. Your family and friends can join you by sharing the link with them. Physical activity and play is essential to a child’s overall development and prepares them for success later in life. Please help us win the dream playground every child deserve by logging on to today and help make that dream come true in Marin!