North Marin Community Services will celebrate its 50th year of service to the community with a luncheon on April 13.
The organization, whose mission is to empower youth, adults and families to achieve well-being, growth and success, was established in 1972 as Novato Youth Center and Novato Human Needs Center. In 2018, the two merged to create NCMS.
During the last year of the pandemic, NMCS provided more than 11,000 people with emergency food, rental assistance, mental health care, scholarships for childcare and case management services.
Over the course of its history, NMCS has served more than 150,000 people with comprehensive and often life-changing services including intensive case management, mental health and wellness, Latinx services and child development. Almost all of those served last year were from extremely low-income families. As the largest safety net provider in North Marin, the organization has experienced a dramatic increase in demand for services over the past two years.
“We are honored to bring our community together to celebrate the contributions of our founders and long-time supporters as well as the impact of our work in North Marin,” CEO Cheryl Paddack said.
Guests will include keynote speaker Congressman Jared Huffman, D-San Rafael, Marin County Superintendent of Schools Mary Jane Burke, elected officials and 200 community leaders, donors, community partners and volunteers. A time capsule with historical items and children’s wishes for the future will be buried at the event.
To learn more about NMCS or purchase tickets to the luncheon, visit northmarincs.org.