Where our community connects.


About us

1972 is the year our organization took root in Novato. Now, in our 49th year of service to people in need in North Marin, our mission is to empower youth, adults and families in our diverse community to achieve well-being, growth and success. We envision a strong community with opportunities for all.

Now in our 49th year of service to the community, North Marin Community Services (NMCS) evolved as a 501(c)(3) on January 1, 2018 through a merger between the Novato Youth Center and Novato Human Needs Center (tax ID# 94-1735064). Our leadership history is available here. As a result, now stronger and better positioned to serve Marin County, we provide trauma informed, integrated and culturally appropriate services annually to 11,000 people in need. Our person-centered approach to care offers individuals a chance to achieve a better quality of life.

As the anchor human services nonprofit organization serving North Marin, our multi-service organization is called upon to address health disparities for children, adults, families, seniors and immigrants. Our services help to correct Marin’s extreme income, racial and educational inequalities, and ensure opportunities for all, especially our most vulnerable clients.

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By joining hands and collaborating with others in the community, we’re improving our community for underserved populations.


We love where we work. It may be due to our coworkers, our clients, the culture, the generous benefit plan – or all of the above!

Advocacy & Equity

We’re committed to advocating for policies and services that benefit underserved communities and promote racial justice.

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Meet the team

It takes a village to keep our community connected.

Our financials

A sustainable budget built from diverse funding.

Our history

Sprouting from a grassroots community over four decades ago, we now serve 6,000 people each year, helping them be successful at home, at school and in life.

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