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Senior and Disabled Referrals

Senior Legal Hotline  - 916-551-2140  - 800-222-1753 (toll free N. Cal.) 
Toll Free: (800) 222-1753
Sacramento County: (916) 551-2140
Fax: (916) 551-2197
444 North 3rd Street, #312
Monday-Friday 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Services provided: Free legal assistance for Sacramento residents age 60 and over on almost any civil issue including estate planning, probate, grandparent rights, landlord/tenant law, pension law, Social Security, and public benefits.  Free legal assistance for Sacramento grandparents/caregiver relatives age 55 and over, or low-income grandparents of any age, on custody or visitation of grandchildren. Free legal assistance for Californians of any age with pension or retirement issues.
Eligibility: Sacramento residents age 60 or over for legal assistance with civil issues.  Sacramento grandparents/caregiver relatives age 55 and over, or low-income grandparents of any age, on custody or visitation of grandchildren.  Californians of any age for legal assistance with pension issues.

Disability Rights California  
916-488-9950  800-776-5746  1-800-719-5798 (TTY)
Services provided: Legal services to people with developmental, mental or other disabilities, including: Information, referral, technical assistance, investigation of abuse/neglect, and direct legal representation in administrative and judicial proceedings to establish and enforce disability-related legal and service rights. 
Eligibility: Call for an interview.

ADA Information Line 
800-514-0301  (TTY) 800-514-0383
Mon, Tues, Wed, Fri 9:30 – 5:30 Eastern; Thurs 12:30 – 5:30 Eastern
Services provided: General ADA information. 

Community Legal Services – McGeorge School of Law – Elder and Health Law Clinic
3455 Fifth Avenue
Monday – Friday, during academic year only.
Services provided: Certified law students provide legal advice and undertake representation of individuals 60 and older in the greater Sacramento area.  Priority cases include nursing home residents' rights, Conservatorships and alternatives, family law, Social Security, Medicare, SSI, health care access, housing, elder abuse, creditor/debtor disputes, powers of attorney, advance health care directives, and simple estate planning tools.  

Adult Protective Services  -   916-874-9377
4875 Broadway
Services provided: APS investigates reports of elderly and dependent adults in danger due to abuse, neglect, exploitation, or hazardous or unsafe living conditions. Additionally, APS provides referrals for other county and community services, and can serve as an advocate for elderly and dependent adults in situations with landlords, doctors, hospitals, and other social services.

Resources for Independent Living  -  916-446-3074
420 I Street, Suite 3
Services provided:  Helps people with disabilities with a variety of services, including mediation, housing assistance, screening and placement of attendants, peer counseling, and  independent  living skills training.

updated 04/11 mpj
revised 10/12 mpj