Eve Citrin, 71, of Mill Valley, died unexpectedly on April 24.
She was born in Detroit, Michigan and earned a Master's Degree in Social Work from Wayne State University and was a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She worked all her life in Residential Treatment Centers: The Fresh Air Camps in Michigan with Fritz Redl and David Wineman; as Founder and first Clinical Director of the Family Rehabilitation Center in Marin as well as of Lane Ranch in Sonoma County, a private, non-profit facility for adolescents with special needs; as Clinical Social Worker at the Edgewood Residential Treatment Center in San Francisco; and at the Full Circle Treatment Center in Bolinas. She worked with Bruno Bettleheim and also was an instructor at U.C. Berkeley.
She was an active member of the American Civil Liberties Union and concerned herself with many social problems.
Most recently she has been an advocate of the homeless of Marin. She served on the Task Force on Homelessness and was Founder of "Homeless in Action." She coordinated efforts for Southern Marin to address the needs of people without shelter. She also volunteered at the St.Vincent's Dining Room.
She is survived by her two adopted sons, Alan Citrin and Ken Wilson, as well as by her niece Robin Citrin Cummins and her nephew Mark Citrin and their families.
A memorial service was held May 31 at The Redwoods, Mill Valley. Memorial contributions may be made to ACLU/Marin, POB 434, Novato 94948, or to the St. Vincent's Dining Room, POB 150527, San Rafael 94915.