About Us

Our Mission

The purpose of West Marin Community Services is to support programs and services that ensure the well-being of individuals and families in West Marin. Self-sufficiency, human dignity and social justice are the values that guide our efforts.


  1. Provide timely funding and other support (including food, clothing, emergency assistance, and direct services) to individuals and families who are unable to find assistance through other means.
  2. Partner with county-wide agencies and other resource programs to serve the needs of West Marin.
  3. Operate programs to address unmet needs and respond to changing needs of the community.
    1. West Marin Community Thrift Store
      1. Distribute 100% of profits back to the community,  through grants and loans to residents and nonprofits, services provided by WMCS assistance programs, and scholarships for early childhood and college students
      2. Recycle clothing and household items back into the community at affordable prices, including free vouchers for those in need
    2. West Marin Community Services assistance and programs
      1. Food pantry
      2. Case Management
      3. Emergency Assistance
      4. Bilingual programs with the Shoreline Unified School District
      5. Latino engagement through leadership, business, and empowerment trainings
      6. Community activities such as Waterdogs Swim Class, Community Thanksgiving, Holiday Food and Gift Program, and Tax prep Saturday
    3. Fiscal agent services to local agencies and projects whose purpose is consistent with the mission of West Marin Community Services

Principal Staff

Heather Ivey
Executive Director

Wendy Friefeld
Executive Consultant

Socorro Romo
Program Director

Adee Swanson
Thrift Store Manager

Martha Martinez
Assistant Program Manager

Angelica Martinez
Resource Center Assistant

Jorge Martinez
Program/Administrative Assistant

Board of Directors

Kris Brown

Larry Enos

Jeff Felix

Ernesto Orozco

Sarah Cane

Kate Levinson
Vice President

Jim Pellegrin

Melanie Stone

Patricia Thomas

Jeff Schroth

Advisory Board

Steve Costa

Mark Dowie

Nancy Hemmingway

Gary Ireland

Michael Mery

Angelo Sacheli

Debbie Daly

Dolores Gonzalez

Martha Howard

Cindy Mann

Carlos Porrata

Mark Switzer