What difference does my contribution make?

A contribution to FSA, a non-profit 501(c)(3) charitable organization, provides critical help to families, children and adults in crisis who cannot otherwise access the support they need to live healthy, productive lives. 85% of every dollar you contribute:

  • helps a child sexual abuse victim heal,
  • provides urgent parenting support to a young single mother,
  • helps a teenager overcome a debilitating eating disorder,
  • provides intervention to families struggling with addiction or violence,
  • funds volunteer training to save lives with the county’s only 24/7 suicide hotline.

Everyone served by your contribution is unable to find help any other way. You are making families whole, helping someone out of a crisis and making a lasting impact.

Online Giving

Stock Transfer

A transfer of securities can be conveniently executed and will make a significant contribution to sustaining FSA services. Contact us at 415-491-5705 for more information.

 Legacy Giving

A legacy gift in a will or living trust can provide help to families in need for years to come. Contact us at 415-491-5705 for more information on the array of legacy gifts you can make.

Thrift Stores

Shop for a variety of gently used clothing and housewares at Mill Valley’s The Family Store, 448 Miller Ave in Mill Valley, (415) 388-9596 run by the Family Service League to benefit FSA services, or San Rafael’s One More Time, 1821 Fourth St. in San Rafael, (415) 459-6137 benefiting Suicide Prevention & Community Counseling.

Vehicle Donation


Suicide Prevention and Crisis Counseling Hotline
FSA maintains the only 24/7 Suicide Prevention and Crisis Hotline for Marin and Sonoma.  Over the next three years, the Hotline will be expanded to also serve Napa, Mendocino, Lake and Solano counties. All volunteers receive extensive training and when qualified to take calls, make a tremendous difference to people in crisis. If you would like to volunteer, call 415-499-1193 or email fsa@fsamarin.org.

Parent Partners
In collaboration with the County of Marin, FSA trains volunteers to mentor young mothers from late pregnancy through the first year of their child’s life. Training and support provide a grounding in child development and parenting strategies, as well as volunteer mentoring for the length of the commitment. Call 415-491-5700 for more information.

Grief Counseling
Volunteers are trained and supported to conduct one-on-one counseling for people suffering the loss of a loved one. To volunteer, call 415-499-1193

Thrift Stores
Volunteer opportunities are always available in either Mill Valley’s The Family Store or San Rafael’s One More Time, both thrift stores that support FSA services. Call 415-491-5700 for more information.

Advisory Boards
If you are interested in volunteering to help sustain FSA and its services, contact FSA Director Margaret Hallett at mhallett@fsamarin.org or call 415-491-5701 to discuss available positions on the FSA Advisory Committee or Suicide Prevention and Community Counseling Advisory Board.

General Volunteer Help
FSA welcomes volunteers who would like to help with mailings, filing, and other general support. Call 415-491-5700 or email fsa@fsamarin.org.