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Mission Statement

° NeighborhoodSAFE ° Annual Block Party ° Novato Movie Night
° Holiday Gift Program ° Financial Literacy ° Six Element Sports ° Steps2Stability

Marin Family Action (MFA) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to empower low-inF. Manuel Fernandez, Executive Director.come families and individuals to actively participate in improving their social and economic quality of life. 

We are a 501(c)3 agency working to help create affordable and sustainable living for all in Marin County and establishing community safety programs in both Marin County, California and Fort Myers, Florida.

MFA is very passionate about the work it provides and feels that if our constituents know their right as consumers, and are shown the proper steps to address their financial matters, we will make a change, not only in their personal lives but also in the broader community.

Our objective is to educate families and individuals on using resources provided by MFA, including understanding their credit reports, their rights as consumers, dealing with credit card company’s, answering credit card judgments, filing for bankruptcy, and understanding how to stabilize their finances through adult and youth financial literacy workshops.

(Image above: Executive Director Manny Fernandez in front of the Marin Justice Center.)

History

Marin Family Action was started in 1988 by Dorothy Hughes, who is included in Marin Women's Hall of Fame. She was known an an organizer who was always there when needed. (Community Action Marin named a Humanitarian Award after Dorothy Hughes.)

Manny Fernandez began giving free seminars in homeless and transitional housing facilities in Marin County. His seminars helped low-income families understand the steps needed to resolve credit problems and obtain affordable housing. The seminars developed into a program, which later merged with the already-established Marin Family Action (MFA).

In 2003, Manny became Executive Director of Marin Family Action. After four years of utilizing office space in the First United Methodist Church in San Rafael, MFA was asked by the Marin Community Foundation to participate in a one-stop shop of resources at the Marin Justice Center in San Rafael. Through MFA, Manny has been able to assist families in locating affordable housing, obtaining health insurance for children, repairing credit, gaining control of their financial situations, and learning the basics of home ownership.

(Image: Manny with his son, Nick, being honored at Heart of Marin Awards.)

Manny and Nick Fernandez at Heart of Marin Awards.Through Manny, Marin Family Action's focus has grown to include Neighborhood Safety Programs, beginning with Neighborhood S.A.F.E. (Safe and Friendly Environment) in Novato, California and in Fort Myers, Florida. This program started with a multi-pronged approach at making our neighborhoods safe and friendly for families.

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About Us

Marin Family Action (MFA) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization whose mission is to empower families and individuals to actively participate in improving their quality of life.

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Privacy Policy

Information herein introduces our programs and is for general guidance only. Marin Family Action staff and volunteers do not engage in legal, accounting, or other professional services. We recommend consulting with professional advisers.

Donations

All donations are used to maintain our youth, adult, and Neighborhood SAFE activities and programs in Marin County, California and Fort Myers, Florida.

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