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Where to Find Help

UPDATED January 23, 2012

Legal Assistance

California

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To appeal a court order, see our link to the Family Violence Appellate Project on the National Organizations / Appeals section.  They may be able to help CA survivors state-wide or others with CA court orders issued within the last 60 days.

city/county



Sacramento

Legal Services of Northern California
Executive and Business Offices
517- 12th Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: (916) 551-2150
Fax: (916) 551-2196
Web: http://www.lsnc.net
Email: exec-office@lsnc.net
For further information or questions about Legal Services of Northern California, contact the Executive Office or any branch office of Legal Services of Northern California

San Andreas

The Resource Connection
593 W. St. Charles St.
San Andreas, CA 95249
Phone: 209-754-1443
Web: http://www.theresourceconnection.net/
The Resource Connec­tion’s programs and ser­vices related to Chil­dren and Fam­i­l­ies, Nutri­tion, and Pre­ven­tion and Inter­ven­tion are offered to res­i­dents through­out Amador and Calav­eras counties.

San Bernardino

Inland Counties Legal Services Inc.
715 N Arrowhead Avenue Suite 113
San Bernardino, CA 92401
Phone: (909) 884-8615
Phone: (800) 677-4257
Web: http://www.inlandlegal.org/

San Diego

Legal Aid Society of San Diego Inc.
110 S. Euclid Avenue
San Diego, CA 92114
Phone: 1-877-534-2524
Web: http://www.lassd.org
Legal Aid is available to low income individuals & disadvantaged communities for a variety of legal problems, including consumer, family disputes, welfare and health benefits, immigration and poverty law issues such as landlord/tenant disputes, disability support and family benefits payments. Federal Poverty Income Guidelines determine eligibility for free legal services.

San Francisco

Bay Area Legal Aid
San Francisco Office
1035 Market Street, 6th floor
San Francisco, CA 94103
Hotline: (415) 354-6360
Phone: (415) 982-1300
Web: http://www.baylegal.org/offices/san-francisco/
Bay Area Legal Aid provides free legal help for low-income people. We can help with issues relating to housing, domestic violence, public benefits and health care access. Our legal assistance is available to low-income people who live in the Bay Area counties of Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, and Santa Clara.

California Rural Legal Assistance, Inc.
631 Howard Street Suite 300
San Francisco, CA 94105-3907
Phone: (415) 777-2752
Web: http://www.crla.org
Provides low-income rural Californians with free legal assistance and a variety of community education and outreach programs. Service Area: Colusa, Imperial, Madera, Monterey (North Coast and Salinas Valley areas), San Benito, San Joaquin, San Luis Obispo, Santa Clara (Gilroy and Morgan Hill areas), Sonoma, Stanislaus, Sutter, Yuba, Kern (northwest portion), Santa Barbara (northern portion including Santa Maria.

Cooperative Restraining Order Clinic
3543 18th Street, Box #5
San Francisco, CA 94110
Hotline: (415) 255-0165
Phone: (415) 864-1790 (office)
Email: emberly@roclinic.org
Offers legal assistance in applying for Domestic Violence Restraining Orders, including child custody and child support if you have a child with your abuser; call hotline to make an appointment. Located in San Francisco.

Free Battered Women
1540 Market St., Suite 490
San Francisco, CA 94102
Phone: (415) 255-7036 x 304
Fax: (415) 552-3150
Web: http://www.freebatteredwomen.org/index.html
Email: info@freebatteredwomen.org
Free Battered Women seeks to end the re-victimization of incarcerated survivors of domestic violence as part of the movement for racial justice and the struggle to resist all forms of intimate partner violence against women and transgender people. We achieve this through community organizing, parole advocacy, public education, media campaigns, and policy work.

San Jose

Bay Area Legal Aid
Santa Clara Office
2 West Santa Clara Street, 8th Floor
San Jose, CA 95113
Hotline: (408) 850-7066
Phone: (408) 283-3700
Web: http://www.baylegal.org/
Bay Area Legal Aid provides free legal help for low-income people. We can help with issues relating to housing, domestic violence, public benefits and health care access. Our legal assistance is available to low-income people who live in the Bay Area counties of Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, and Santa Clara.

Legal Aid Society of Santa Clara, W. Robert Morgan Legal Services Center
480 North First Street (at Empire Street)
San Jose, CA 95112
Phone: (408) 283-1550 (Family Law Information)
Phone: (408) 998-5200 (Office)
Web: http://www.legalaidsociety.org
Email: info@legalaidsociety.org

San Rafael

Bay Area Legal Aid
Marin County Office
30 North San Pedro Rd.
San Rafael, CA 94903
Hotline: (415) 354-6360 or (800) 551-5554
Phone: (415) 479-8224
Fax: (415) 479-8549
Web: http://www.baylegal.org
Bay Area Legal Aid provides free legal help for low-income people. We can help with issues relating to housing, domestic violence, public benefits and health care access. Our legal assistance is available to low-income people who live in the Bay Area counties of Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, and Santa Clara.

Santa Ana

Legal Aid Society of Orange County
2102 N. Tustin Ave
Santa Ana, CA 92705
Phone: (800) 834-5001
Phone: (714) 571-5200
Web: http://www.legal-aid.com
Serves the residents of Costa Mesa, Dana Point, Fountain Valley, Garden Grove, Huntington Beach, Irvine, Laguna Beach, Laguna Hills, Laguna Niguel, Lake Forest, Los Alamitos, Midway City, Mission Viejo, Newport Beach, Orange, San Clemente, San Juan Capistrano, Santa Ana, Seal Beach, Stanton, Sunset Beach, Tustin, Villa Park and Westminster.

Santa Barbara

Legal Aid Foundation of Santa Barbara
301 E. Canon Perdido Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Phone: (805) 963-6754

Santa Maria

Legal Aid Foundation of Santa Barbara, Santa Maria Location
301 S. Miller Street, Suite 116
Santa Maria, CA 93454
Phone: (805) 922-9909
Fax: (805) 347-4494
Email: LRChelp@lafsbc.org

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