About Us

Our Mission

The purpose of West Marin Community Services is to support programs and services that ensure the well-being of individuals and families in West Marin. Self-sufficiency, human dignity and social justice are the values that guide our efforts.


  1. Provide timely funding and other support (including food, clothing, emergency assistance, and direct services) to individuals and families who are unable to find assistance through other means.
  2. Partner with county-wide agencies and other resource programs to serve the needs of West Marin.
  3. Operate programs to address unmet needs and respond to changing needs of the community.
    1. West Marin Community Thrift Store
      1. Distribute 100% of profits back to the community,  through grants and loans to residents and nonprofits, services provided by WMCS assistance programs, and scholarships for early childhood and college students
      2. Recycle clothing and household items back into the community at affordable prices, including free vouchers for those in need
    2. West Marin Community Services assistance and programs
      1. Food pantry
      2. Case Management
      3. Emergency Assistance
      4. Bilingual programs with the Shoreline Unified School District
      5. Latino engagement through leadership, business, and empowerment trainings
      6. Community activities such as Waterdogs Swim Class, Community Thanksgiving, Holiday Food and Gift Program, and Tax prep Saturday
    3. Fiscal agent services to local agencies and projects whose purpose is consistent with the mission of West Marin Community Services

Principal Staff

Socorro Romo
Executive Director

Elizabeth Max
Administrative Assistant

Yareli Cervantes

Program Manager/Emergency Assistance

Alma Sanchez

Resource Center Assistant

Geneva Gist

Program Manager/Abriendo Caminos

Board of Directors

Jim Pellegrin President

Bill Steele Treasurer

Larry Enos Vice President

Sarah Cane Secretary

Ed Chiera

Ashley Dumbra

Jeff Schroth

Patricia Thomas 

Jesus Martinez 

Lee Giammona

Advisory Board

Denise Brown

Steve Costa

Mark Dowie

Dolores Gonzalez

Martha Howard

Mattie Ivy-Leeds

Cindy Mann

Cindy Ohama

Chris Reding

Angelo Sacheli 

Jeff Felix

Pamela Campe

Devi Daly

Wendy Friefeld

Nancy Hemmingway

Gary Ireland

Gina Kutchins

Carlos & Rebecca Porrata

Mark Switzer 

Kris Brown

Melanie Stone 

Kate Levinson