We welcome all ages, backgrounds, religions, sexual
orientations, and physical abilities.
CIP clients come to the agency from throughout Marin
County, including underserved communities such as West
Marin, East San Rafael, Marin City, and Novato. Similarly,
they represent diverse ethnic populations, including
Latino, White, Asian Americans, African Americans, and
We would like to share with you brief portraits of
some of the people receiving assistance at CIP and the
problems with which they are coping (the names and circumstances
have been altered to protect confidentiality). All are
being helped to overcome crisis, to heal from trauma,
and to resume their lives in healthier, more productive
ways. The welfare of each one of these individuals affects
family, friends, and coworkers-in fact, our entire community.
The work CIP
accomplishes brings about lasting,
positive changes that allow people to live
healthier, happier lives, thereby contri-
buting to better and safer schools,
neighborhoods, work environ-
ments, and communities.
- Steve Kinsey, Marin County Supervisor