News & Events

We invite our caring community of donors, including corporations, service clubs and foundations to support one or both of our annual events that build and strengthen our community.



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Thriller Thursday a Success!

We raised over $219,000 at our virtual Thriller Thursday event! We are incredibly grateful to our generous community of supporters. Because of you, more local people will have access to mental health care and case management services! Special thank you to our corporate sponsors and Leadership Circle donors for kicking off the event, Senator Mike McGuire for hosting our live fund-a-need and to the amazing production team at Desire2Inspire. You can watch a recording of the event and make a donation here.
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We’re a Top-Rated Nonprofit!

A huge thank you to everyone in our community who helped us earn this award from GreatNonprofits. Follow the link below to see what our community has to say about North Marin Community Services.

NMCS Named One of North Bay’s Best Places to Work

We were named one of the North Bay’s Best Places to Work! Thank you to our 63 dedicated and experienced staff for helping us create an inclusive and diverse workplace.
See the full list here

“Like Father, Like Daughter”

Our CEO, Cheryl Paddack, is featured in NorthBay Biz magazine. The story explores how the values Cheryl learned from her father guide the impactful work she does in our community. 
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Congratulations Graduates!

We celebrated three hard-working and successful Thriving Family Initiative (TFI) graduates on May 19, 2021. Our TFI program currently has 20 people enrolled (maximum capacity). This impactful and life-changing program is supported by donors.
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Novato’s Unhoused Story

Even though shelter in place has been lifted, the long-term economic impact of the pandemic on low-income and vulnerable populations remains. Lacking financial reserves, many people are in overwhelming debt from sustained months of unemployment and underemployment. Stable housing is paramount to individuals’ safety, mental and physical health and their ability to re-enter the workforce.
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Holiday Share Toy Drive

Our Holiday Share Toy Drive has been bringing the magic of the holidays to vulnerable children and families in North Marin for 49 years. This treasured program serves families facing financial hardship during the holidays.
How you can help