Mental Health Programs Community Action Marin

Program Director
Barbara Coley

Program Offices
3270 Kerner Blvd, Suite C
San Rafael, CA 94901
415.721.2232

Administrative Office
1108 Tamaplais Avenue
San Rafael, CA 94901

Mental Health Programs

Our Mission

The mission of Community Action Marin’s Mental Health Program is to provide an atmosphere of warmth and caring that will give the best opportunities for those with mental illness to reach their highest potential. The Mental Health Program is committed to teaching, empowering, and advocating for our clients.

A variety of programs

Mental Health services are being free of charge to those with a mental illness and to their family members and friends. Each day we work to help teach people about their illness or recent diagnosis. We educate parents, family members and friends about mental illness so that they will be better able to help their loved ones.

All services are provided by trained Mental Health Peer Counselors. Our activities range from working with individuals and families as peer case managers to helping people through times of crises. We accept referrals from a variety of sources, including calls directly from clients, family members, friends, law enforcement officers, community agencies, therapists and physicians.

MENTAL HEALTH PROGRAMS INCLUDE:

Enterprise Resource Center    415.457.4554

CARE Team    415.847.1266

Warm Line    415.459.6330

Peer Companion Program    415.457.4554

Basic & Advanced Peer Counseling Classes    415.457.4554

Crisis Planning Program   415.306.3289 or 415.302.0753

Please visit our dedicated website at www.camentalhealth.net

OUR PROGRAMS AND SERVICES THAT ARE DESIGNED TO PROVIDE PERSONAL SUPPORT AND GROWTH INCLUDE:
  • Daily support group meetings
  • Walk-ins and appointments with Peer Counselors
  • Locating community resources and assistance in utilizing these services
  • Process groups with other clients designed to promote friendships and learn social skills
  • A Peer Companion Program for people who are prone to isolate
  • Peer counseling training, followed by internships and employment support
  • Assistance for homeless mentally ill (C.A.R.E. Team)
  • Art therapy classes
  • Daily specialty groups such as WRAP & Smoking Cessation
  • Women’s Programs
  • Free computer use with internet service
  • Access to a Patient’s Rights Advocate
  • Counselors available to create individualized client crisis plans
OUR STAFF IS TRAINED TO PROVIDE APPROPRIATE REFERRAL TO OTHER AGENCIES AND RESOURCES WITHIN THE COUNTY OF MARIN INCLUDING:
  • Assisting clients with obtaining Social Security and helping them complete forms
  • Informing clients about community programs
  • Escorting clients to the hospital when they are in crisis
  • Locating medical care for clients who have no doctor, psychiatrist, or dentist
  • Assisting clients in applying for Food Stamps, Medi-Cal, and health insurance
  • Accompanying clients to doctor appointments
  • Advocating for the homeless
  • Assist in documenting client choice when working with Emergency Services and other crisis resource