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4E Legal Assistance

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American Association of People with Disabilities
American Association of People with Disabilities 800-840-8844
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California Rural Legal Assistance Inc.
California Rural Legal Assistance-Santa Rosa 707-528-9941
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Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Santa Rosa
Immigration and Citizenship Services 707-578-6000
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Council on Aging
Lawyer Referral Services 707-525-0143
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County of Sonoma – Office of the District Attorney
Victim Services Division 707-565-8250
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County of Sonoma Sheriff’s Office
Crime Prevention Unit 707-565-7398 or 707-565-2650
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Disability Services & Legal Center
Deaf Services 707-528-2745
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Empire College
Elder Law Clinic 707-736-6150
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Family Justice Center Sonoma County
Criminal Justice Services 707-565-8255
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Jewish Community Free Clinic of Sonoma County
Free Medical and Legal Clinic 707-585-7780
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Legal Aid of Sonoma County
Eviction Assistance 707-542-1290
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Legal Aid of Sonoma County
Protective/Restraining Order 707-542-1290
Sonoma County Bar Association
Lawyer Referral Service 707-546-5297
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Sonoma County Legal Services Foundation
Modest Means 707-546-2924
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Sonoma County Office of The District Attorney
County of Sonoma District Attorney 707-565-2311
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Superior Court of California-County of Sonoma
Restraining Orders 707-521-6630

4F Medicare and Other Benefits

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Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
Medicare and Medicaid 415-744-3602
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Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
Medicare Fraud and Abuse Hotline 800-447-8477
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County of Sonoma Human Services Adult and Aging Division
Veterans Service Office 707-565-5960
County of Sonoma Human Services Department
Benefits CalWIN CalFresh and Medi-Cal 707-565-5758
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County of Sonoma Human Services Department
General Assistance with CalFresh 707-565-2715 or 877-699-6868
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County of Sonoma Human Services Department
SonomaWORKS with CalFresh 707-565-5500
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Covered California and Department of Health Care Services
Affordable Care Act 800-889-1506 TT: 888-889-4500
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Senior Advocacy Services
Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program (HICAP) 707-526-4108
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Vet Connect
Veteran Resources 707-755-1417
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