Core Programs

For almost 40 years, WMCS has provided supportive care and emergency funds to people who have unmet needs or are in crisis and are unable to find assistance through any other means. The Center provides direct services and also partners with county and non-profit organizations so that all available resources can be brought to bear.

In 2016-2017 we provided over 8,200 direct services to families and individuals, as well as referrals and other assistance.

The programs offered through the Center are:

Food Pantry —No one in our community should have to go hungry. The food pantry operates with support from the San Francisco-Marin Food Bank,, the USDA emergency food program, Respecting our Elders, and community donations. Last fiscal year we had over 8,000 food pantry visits and distributed approximately 160,000 pounds of food.

Latino engagement — We function as a bridge between the immigrant population and the larger West Marin community, partnering with agencies in the West Marin Collaborative to focus on Latino leadership and engagement. This program, Abriendo Caminos (Finding our Path), builds on decades of work to move us toward the goal of being one community. Click here for more information about this program.
Emergency assistance and case management — Assistance is fast, confidential, and available for all low-income residents and/or those experiencing temporary hard times. We provide for a range of needs, including heat, housing rental, car and home repairs, medical costs, and other miscellaneous issues.
Information, translation, workshops & referrals for people seeking support.
Child care and college scholarships provided through local non-profit preschools, after school programs, and summer camps from Tomales to Stinson Beach.

WMCS is a busy and lively service hub where all are welcome. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, drop-ins have been postponed until further notice. To encourage social distancing we aren't always in the office but you can try to call us at 415-663-8361. Our best and fastest mode of contact is via email at