In Marin County, there are approximately 23,000 (9%) individuals living below the federal poverty level, or 57,000 (22%) people living below the economic “self-sufficiency” standard described by the County of Marin, which factors in the high cost of living here. Many of these individuals and families are extremely vulnerable to experiencing a financial crisis and becoming homeless.
Our hot meals and crisis assistance services are open to all who come to us for help, including seniors, single-parent families, as well as veterans, working-poor, unemployed and homeless people. Most of our clients work in low-wage jobs in Marin. Many have run out of resources and are close to giving up hope, and succumbing to a life on the streets. Together, with our supporters and community partners, we always find a way to extend a helping hand. Failure is not an option – we never give up on helping people in need.