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NOT-FOR-PROFIT SERVICES

SENIOR LEGAL SERVICES

Monterey County

Legal Services for Seniors (Monterey & Salinas)

“Senior Citizens can be the most vulnerable segment of our population, often falling victim to unscrupulous business dealings, governmental mistakes as well as serious physical and financial abuse. Legal Services for Seniors, a non-profit 501(c)(3) law firm, helps Monterey County senior citizens with many legal matters.”

Monterey County Residents, sixty (60) years of age or older, can obtain help with legal problems. There is no income limit to qualify but depending on the LSS’s current workload, preference is given to those in greatest social and economic need. There are no fees, they do, however, gladly accept tax-deductible contributions.

LSS can help with:
Social Security, SSI and private pension problems
Health care, Medicare, Medi-Cal & private health insurance problems
Elder abuse (financial and physical)
Housing rights and landlord/tenant disputes
Advanced Health Care Directives and long-term care problems
Simple wills
Consumer and debt collection problems
Grandparent/relative and non-relative guardianships
Phone: (831) 386-0138

Contact Information:
915 Hilby Avenue, Suite 2
Seaside, CA 93955
Phone: (831) 899-0492

21 W. Laurel Avenue, Suite 83
Salinas, CA 93906
Phone: (831) 442-7700
www.legalservicesforseniors.org



Santa Cruz County

Senior Citizens’ Legal Services (Santa Cruz)

This agency offers free assistance with problems of age discrimination, debt, health and Medicare, patient rights, housing, and Social Security. Direct resources are available to those in the greatest social and economic need. Clients must be 60 years or older (55 years, if low income). Clients must be Santa Cruz or San Benito County residents.

Contact Information:
Terrence L. Hancock - Directing Attorney
501 Soquel Avenue, Suite F
Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Phone: (831) 426-8824
www.seniorlegal.org

114 East Street
P.O. Box 1156
Watsonville, CA 95076
Phone: (831) 728-4711
www.seniorlegal.org



San Benito County

Senior Citizens’ Legal Services (San Benito)

This agency offers free assistance with problems of age discrimination, debt, health and Medicare, patient rights, housing, and Social Security. Direct resources are available to those in the greatest social and economic need. Clients must be 60 years or older (55 years, if low income). Clients must be Santa Cruz or San Benito County residents.

Contact Information:
Terrence L. Hancock - Directing Attorney
300 West Street
Hollister, CA 95023
Phone: (831) 637-5458
www.seniorlegal.org




CHILDREN'S SERVICES

Monterey County

KINSHIP CENTER

“Our agency exists because we believe "every child deserves a family."

The Kinship Center of Monterey provides adoption, foster and relative care services to the children and families of California, primarily within the Child Welfare system. The variety of services includes resources and support for social workers and foster, adoptive, birth and relative care for families in the County.

Contact Information:
124 River Road
Salinas, CA 93908
Office: (800) 4-KINSHIP (800-454-6744)
Fax: (831) 455-4777
www.kinshipcenter.org


CASAOF MONTEREY COUNTY

“It’s about replacing a life of hurt with one of hope.”

CASA of Monterey County is dedicated to the safety, well-being, and best interests of the children in the Dependency System of Monterey County. Through a comprehensive program CASA trains advocates to take a stand for abused children, giving them a chance at a brighter future.

Contact Information:
201 Monterey-Salinas HWY., Suite F
Salinas, CA 93908
Phone: (831) 455.6800
Fax: (831) 455.6802
www.casamonterey.org

Santa Cruz County

CASA OF SANTA CRUZ

CASA of Santa Cruz County recruits, screens, trains and supervises volunteers to act on behalf of one child in the juvenile dependency court system. The CASA develops a one-on-one relationship with the child and CASA volunteers work with attorneys and social workers to review records, research information, and talk to anyone involved with the child, including parents, extended family members, doctors and teachers. From information gathered, a volunteer presents his or her best recommendations to the judge, for the safety and welfare of his or her CASA child. Very often, a case involving an abused child can slip through the cracks in the overburdened child welfare system. It is CASA’s hope that this does not happen.

Contact Information:
294 Green Valley Road, Suite 326
Watsonville, CA 95076
Telephone: (831) 761.2956
Fax Number: (831) 761.2913
www.casaofsantacruz.org

San Benito County

CASA OF SAN BENITO COUNTY

“Our mission is to ensure that abused and neglected children are provided with every available opportunity to begin a journey into healthy, productive lives. By introducing caring, responsible adults into their lives, we help break the cycle of abuse and neglect.”

Contact Information:
201 Monterey-Salinas HWY., Suite F
Salinas, CA 93908
Phone: 831.455.6800
Fax: 831.455.6802
www.casamonterey.org/sanbenito

PET PLANNING SERVICES

Monterey County

Animal Friends Rescue Project

Animal Friends Rescue Project (AFRP) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization based in Pacific Grove, California. ARFP was founded in June 1998 by four individuals who were passionate about making a difference to companion animal overpopulation. ARFP is dedicated to finding good permanent homes for abandoned, stray, and abused companion animals and ending the pet overpopulation crisis through focused spay/neuter programs.

AFRP is led by an active Board of Directors and a dedicated staff and also relies on our incredible volunteers which now number over 300.

Contact Information:
P.O. Box 51083
Pacific Grove, CA 93950
Phone: (831) 333-0722
Fax: (831) 333-1956
info@animalfriendsrescue.org 

Main Adoption Center
560 Lighthouse Ave., Pacific Grove
Hours: Tues-Sat 12-5
AFRP Treasure Shop
154-17th Street, Pacific Grove
Hours: Mon-Sat 10-4
(831)-333-0491

Redwings Horse Sanctuary

“The mission of Redwings Horse Sanctuary is to eliminate the causes of equine suffering through education and community outreach programs, rescue abused and neglected equines, and provide permanent sanctuary or selected foster homes for those equines”.

Redwings is located on a 160-acre ranch in Lockwood (southern Monterey County), California. The Redwings family currently consists of 90 equines, three part-time and five full-time staff members, and more than 100 volunteers.

Contact Information:
Redwings Horse Sanctuary
P.O. Box 58
Lockwood, CA 93932
Phone: (831) 386-0135
Fax: (831) 386-0138
www.Redwings.org


THE SPCA OF MONTEREY COUNTY

“Our mission is to assure compassionate and humane treatment of all animals in our community.”

The SPCA was formed in 1905 to address the problems of stray “dogs and cats about town” as well as to educate the public, investigate abuse of animals and help our community continue in the effort of the spaying and neurtering of family pets. The SPCA is located on 200 acres of land off of Highway 68 in Monterey, California.

Contact Information:
1002 Highway 68
P.O. Box 3058
Monterey, CA 93942
Phone: (831) 373-2631 or (831) 422-4721
www.spcamc.org



Santa Cruz County

SPCA OF SANTA CRUZ

“The purpose of the Santa Cruz SPCA is to ensure the best possible quality of life for animals and to promote respect and reverence for all. We do not receive any federal, state, or local government funding.”

The SPCA offers education programs to teach compassion for all animals to children, as well as the community at large. They also offer pet loss support, companion animals for special people, a special program for providing financial assistance to senior citizens for pet adoption, and low cost spay and neuter clinics.

Contact Information:
2260 Seventh Avenue
Santa Cruz, CA 95062
(831) 465-5000
www.santacruzspca.org



San Benito County

SPCA OF SAN BENITO COUNTY


SPCA Wildlife Center
PO Box 2244
Hollister CA 95024
(831)628-3400 Fax: (831)628-3641


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