City Of San Rafael
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Ideally located in Marin County just across the bay from San Francisco, San Rafael offers a wealth of activities for children and teenagers or families as a whole. One popular park is McNear's Beach Park, located just off Point San Pedro near Peacock Gap. This 35-acre park boasts sandy beaches, a fishing pier, an outdoor swimming pool, tennis courts and numerous family picnic areas. The Terra Linda Community Pool in northern San Rafael offers open swimming and lessons for all age groups from April to October. Families with an interest in history will enjoy visiting China Camp State Park on North San Pedro Rd. Formerly a Chinese fishing village, the bayside park offers hiking, horseback riding and biking trails, boat launches, fishing piers, windsurfing and plenty of barbecue pits and picnic tables. Animal loving families will want to visit Wildcare, a rescue center for injured wildlife. Located at 76 Albert Park Lane, the center features one-way glass windows that allow visitors to observe recovering animals and birds without disturbing them. Indoors are hands-on games for children and wildlife displays.1 Children and teenagers looking for indoor entertainment can visit San Rafael's own little theme park, the Starbase Arcade, or the Country Club Bowl.
Marriage and Couples Mental Health in San Rafael
Many families in Marin County have experienced some form of domestic violence. In fact, it is the number one violent crime committed in the county. In the last 35 years, well over 160,000 women and children have sought services after experiencing abuse, and more than 28,000 men who have committed an offense have received treatment.2 Other families in the area face common issues that cause distress. Unemployment and financial difficulties are common, both of which can lead to hunger, homelessness, or both.
The Marin County Government understands that tough times happen for all people, and that sometimes residents just need a helping hand to get by. The county provides several services for individuals who need assistance. The General Assistance Program provides temporary cash assistance to individuals who cannot pay all their bills. The purpose of this service is to help county citizens remain self-sufficient. For more information about the program, call 415-473-3450.3
Family Services and Assistance Programs
Jewish Family and Children's Services is among the many non-profit organizations that provide San Rafael families with support programs and services that enhance family functioning. Services are available for individuals of all ages, as well as couples and families. Elderly support services help improve the wellbeing and functioning of older adults. The food pantry provides hungry families with the nutrition they need. Financial assistance is also available for families who need help to make ends meet. For additional information regarding the programs available at Jewish Family and Children's Services, call 415-491-7960.4
1. WildCare. (2014). Home - WildCare
. Retrieved from http://www.wildcarebayarea.org/site/PageServer
2. Center for Domestic Peace. (2010). Welcome - Center for Domestic Peace
. Retrieved from http://www.centerfordomesticpeace.org/
3. Marin County Government. (2014). General Assistance Program
. Retrieved from https://www.marinhhs.org/general-assistance
4. Jewish Family and Children's Services. (2014). Find Help
. Retrieved from http://www.jfcs.org/services
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