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We all need a little help at this time, whether it's deciding when, where, and how to shop for food, figuring out your legal responsibilities and options as a tenant or landlord, or just wanting to make a connection with a friendly face or voice, there are excellent resources in Marin County for you.

Important Phone Numbers

Courtesy of Marin Health and Human Services - Area Agency on Aging:

Dial 711 for CA Relay Service

Many thanks to the ongoing efforts of the Aging Action Initiative and Sausalito Village for educating the public and compiling essential services information:

Food 

457-INFO home page: https://www.marinhhs.org/information-assistance
Phone number: 415-457-4635
Email: 457-INFO@marincounty.org

Food resource list: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1NyCE-jh7jm5AB3QOvc6XEXnUXIWeYdYP/view

You can contact Sausalito Village/CARSS if you are in need of essentials - food, medication, and pet supplies. Call 415-332-3325 or email sausalitovillageconcierge@gmail.com. All of our volunteers have been vetted. 

Interested in volunteering to help out with errands? Please contact sausalitovillageconcierge@gmail.com or call 415-332-3325. 

CVS Pharmacy will deliver medications and "everyday essentials" for free, in as little as three hours or 1-2 days.  You can call or fill the prescription online, and be texted through the app when it's ready.

Meals on Wheels: If you are in need of home-delivered meals, simply phone 415-457-4636 to get signed up through the County of Marin.

Many residents are having their groceries delivered using online shopping such as Mollie Stone's Instacart. All of the local stores using this service can be accessed via this link. If you need help setting this up, call 415-332-3325. The Chamber of Commerce has information on all the local restaurants providing take out and delivery.

  • Driver's Market: Driver's is opening at 11 am on Tuesdays and Fridays as these are delivery days.  Senior Shopping on those days will be 11 am – 12 pm. Regular Monday through Sunday hours are 9 am until 8 pm with the 9 to 10 am hours reserved for senior shopping. Curbside pickup is every day but Sunday for curbside pick up and orders must be in by 8 pm the night before and pick up between 11-12. Call 415-729-9582 with phone number, list of items and credit card or local check.
  • Golden Gate Market: Senior Shopping 8-9 with 15% discount. Curbside Pick Up - Order by phone at 415-332-3040.  They will shop for you and have it ready for pick up.  Credit card payment over the phone; prefer not to take checks.
  • Mollie Stone's: Senior shopping Tuesday/Thursday/Saturday 7-8  All cashiers have glass shields and there are blue lines to keep distance between customers.
  • Trader Joe's (Cost Plus): Senior Shopping 8-9. 
  • Whole Foods: 8-9
  • Target Wednesdays 9-10
  • Good Earth: 9-10

If you are ordering food to go, support our local restaurants! Many of them are registered with delivery services such as www.grubhub.comwww.doordash.com, or www.trycaviar.com .  You can also order delivery from BevMo's Instacart. Wash your hands after removing food from delivery containers.

Housing

Legal Aid of Marin's COVID-19 page, including a flyer you can share with clients, and sample notice letters to landlords that a tenant will not be paying their rent on time due to coronavirus: https://legalaidmarin.org/covid-19/

The County of Marin's eviction moratorium page: https://www.marincounty.org/depts/cd/divisions/housing/renter-and-landlord-resources

Legal Aid phone number: 415-492-0230

State webpage on financial relief, including mortgage forbearance: https://covid19.ca.gov/get-financial-help/#top

Social Engagement

Well Connected and Well Connected Español connect individuals to virtual classes, conversations, and other activities and are accessible by telephone.  Programs are available in both English and Spanish.

Social Call matches individuals for weekly friendly phone chats (and in-person visits in San Francisco, Alameda, Marin, and Sonoma counties).

To refer anyone to Well Connected programs please contact them at:

  • (877) 797-7299 (English)
  • (877) 400-5867 (Spanish)

You can also email: coviaconnections@covia.org

Covia Emergency Funds contact person:
Kelly Brown, Program Manager

klbrown@covia.org
415-899-8295

If you are in need of emotional support that is more than friends and family can offer, please contact the Friendship Line, a 24 hour hotline specifically for seniors through the Institute on Aging. Call: 800-971-0016.

Looking for an AA meeting?  Check out online options through Online Intergroup.  Meetings are hosted through Zoom, a free conferencing application.  These occur daily, are available in multiple languages, and for specialized groups.

Each Mind Matters, California’s mental health movement, sends out this message about how to stay connected — good reminders and suggestions for your workplace and home. Read more.