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4C Financial and Utility Assistance

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American Cancer Society
Lodging and Reimbursement 707-545-6720
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American Elder Care Research Organization
Paying for Senior Care - Understanding Financial Options for Long Term Care 641-715-3900
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California Human Development Corporation
Sonoma County Community Services 707-433-6652
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California Public Utilities Commission
California Lifeline Telephone Program 866-272-0349
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Community Action Partnership of Sonoma County
Rental or Deposit Assistance 707-544-6911
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County of Sonoma Community Development Commission
Mobile Home Program 707-565-7555
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County of Sonoma Community Development Commission
Sonoma County Housing Authority 707-565-7501
County of Sonoma Human Services Department
Benefits CalWIN CalFresh and Medi-Cal 707-565-5758
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Disability Services & Legal Center
DSLC Housing Program 707-528-2745
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Disability Services & Legal Center
DSLC SOS & HCA Housing Program 707-528-2745
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Friends in Sonoma Helping of Sonoma Valley (FISH)
Rent Utility and Transportation Assistance 707-996-0111
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North Coast Energy Services
Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program 707-495-4417
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North Sonoma County Services
Season of Sharing Application Assistance 707-433-6161
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Pacific Gas & Electric Company
Care Program 866-743-2273
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Petaluma People Services Center
Homeless Prevention 707-765-8488
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Redwood Empire Disposal
Discounted Garbage Rates 707-586-5533
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Redwood Empire Disposal
Santa Rosa Recycling and Collection 707-586-1478
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Salvation Army Santa Rosa Corps
REACH Program 707 542-0981
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Sonoma County 2-1-1
Season of Sharing 707-565-2108
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USDA Rural Development
Housing and Community Facilities Programs 707-526-6797
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Windsor Service Alliance
Emergency Assistance Program 707-838-6947

4D Insurance Assistance and Complaints

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California Department of Insurance
California Low Cost Automobile Insurance Program 800-927-4357
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California Employment Development Department
State Disability Insurance 800-480-3287
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California Victim Compensation and Government Claims Board
Government Claims 800-955-0045
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Jewish Community Free Clinic of Sonoma County
Free Medical and Legal Clinic 707-585-7780
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Senior Advocacy Services
Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program (HICAP) 707-526-4108
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Social Security Administration
Social Security Administration 877-870-6384
Financial & Legal

Financial & Legal

Smarter than a Scammer

  • Be a Nosy Neighbor – Notice Something, Say Something
  • A Healthy Serving of Prevention
  • Red Flags: Stop! It’s a Scam
  • Common Scams

Tips to help protect yourself against Financial Abuse, Scams, and Frauds

  • Organize your finances and regularly check on your assets.
  • Secure personal information and documents.
  • Shred unneeded material that contains personal information.
  • Document your estate plans, and sign a power of attorney. Consider hiring a private fiduciary to help manage your finances.
  • Learn about common scams, financial and investment frauds, and unscrupulous sales practices.
  • When hiring a caregiver, do a background check. Call all references. Have a formal written work contract.
  • Get caller ID for your phone, and be wary of numbers you don’t know. Calls asking for personal information can be scams.
  • Never give out your social security number, banking, or personal information over the phone, by mail, or online unless you can verify that the contact is legitimate.
  • Don’t engage with phone, door-to-door or online solicitors. Hang up the phone, close the door, and never open email from names you don’t know.
  • Don’t make financial decisions alone. Consult trusted family, friends, and professionals.
  • Refuse to allow a caregiver to handle your money without a formal written agreement.
  • Ignore pressure to “act fast, right away”. There are many legitimate-sounding telephone and email scams, like the false “your grandson’s in jail / hospital and needs you to send money” pitch.
  • Visit the website www.socoelderprotect.org