Description:Provides legal advice and counsel on civil matters to low income individuals, families and groups. Legal Aid’s mission is to help disadvantaged and vulnerable persons improve their lives through equal access to justice. Legal Aid provides individual representation, community education, systemic advocacy and strategic collaborative approaches to address legal issues and resolve problems in important areas of basic need including health, housing, income and freedom from violence. Legal Aid is an integral part of San Mateo County’s safety net and has a history of successfully collaborating with community agencies, local governments, health care providers and pro bono attorneys to provide coordinated services to low-income residents. The Clients' Rights Advocate and the Kids in Crisis (KIC) Project help persons with disabilities with problems related to the Americans with Disabilities Act, transit and para-transit, the Golden Gate Regional Center, the San Mateo County Mental Health Division, Social Security Administration, the Regional Center and California Children Services. The Health Consumer Center assists people with problems or questions relating to Medi-Cal, Healthy Families, Healthy Kids, Medicare, Well, and some private insurance. The Teen Parent Project staff works with teen parents on such problems as paternity, domestic violence, benefits and support. The Home Savers provides advice and representation to individuals at risk of eviction. The Family Advocacy Program (FAP), a collaboration with Lucille Packard Children's Hospital, helps pediatric patients with issues affecting their health. The Seniors Advocates Program provides legal assistance for the elderly concerning elder abuse and consumer issues. Advance Health Directive Clinics are also held several times a year. Staff can visit homebound people.
Public Transit:SAMTRANS stops within 4 blocks.
330 Twin Dolphin Drive, Suite 123, Redwood City, CA 94065 37.5210911 -122.2584729 Human Services
Service Description:Legal Aid provides individual representation, community education, systemic advocacy and strategic collaborative approaches to address legal issues and resolve problems in important areas of basic need including health, housing, income and freedom from violence.
How to Apply:
- San Mateo County
Fees:None for attorney services. Donations welcome.
Audience:Low-income residents of San Mateo County, persons with disabilities, seniors, teen parents
Eligibility:Low income, disabled, or senior
How to Apply:Apply by phone for appointment and some clinics.
Service Wait Estimate:1 to 2 weeks. Emergencies seen immediately.
- San Mateo County