Advocacy

There are 76 programs in the Advocacy Category.

Allergy and Asthma Network Mothers of Asthmatics (AANMA)
Eligibility: None
Fees: Membership fee $35.

Allergy and Asthma Network Mothers of Asthmatics (AANMA) is a leading non-profit organization dedicated to eliminating suffering and death due to asthma, allergies and related conditions. Founded in 1985, AANMA’s core areas of expertise are education, advocacy and outreach. AANMA’s flagship publications “Allergy & Asthma Today” magazine and “The MA Report” newsletter and website are consumer lifelines to medical news and healthy living.

American Childhood Cancer Organization (Childhood Cancer Support)
Eligibility: Families, caregivers or medical staff caring for children diagnosed with cancer.
Fees: None

American Childhood Cancer Organization is a national non-profit membership organization whose mission is to provide information and support for children and adolescents with cancer and their families, to provide grassroots leadership through advocacy and awareness, and to support research leading to a cure for all children diagnosed with this life-threatening disease. They offer free books to families of children with cancer, which are available to the public for a fee. Referrals are made to c...

American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)
Eligibility: None
Fees: None

American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is a non-profit and non-partisan organization which provides legal services and advocacy for those who feel their rights have been infringed upon. The ACLU's mission is to fight civil liberties violations. Issues can vary from violation of civil rights to issues related to sexual and/or employee harassment on the basis of race. Walk-ins are not available at this time. Please call to schedule an appointment.

American Council of the Blind
Eligibility: Please see below.
Fees: None

The American Council of the Blind (ACB) is a national organization of blind, visually impaired and sighted individuals whose purpose is to work toward independence, security, equality of opportunity, and improved quality of life for all blind and visually impaired people. ACB programs and services include "The ACB Braille Forum", a bimonthly publication available in braille, large print, on cassette and data CD, and by e-mail subscription and at www.acb.org. The magazine is free to members; all ...

American Lung Association in California
Eligibility: None for most programs.
Fees: None

American Lung Association in California works to prevent lung disease and promote lung health through education, community service, advocacy and research. Lung disease, including asthma, emphysema and lung cancer, is the third leading cause of death in America.Please call the American Lung Association for answers to questions about asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (C.O.P.D.), emphysema, tuberculosis and other lung diseases as well as questions about the health effects of air pollut...

Animal Protection League (City of Stockton Animal Services)
Eligibility: The Animal Protection League supports the Stockton Animal Shelter and the community it serves. We provide offsite pet adoptions, supplies, spay neuter programs, community education on animal care and...
Fees: Vary

Animal Protection League provides offsite pet adoptions, supplies, spay neuter programs, community education on animal care and food for pets in need.

California Amber Alert System
Eligibility: None
Fees: None

Amber Alert empowers law enforcement, the media and the public to combat abduction by sending out immediate, up-to-date information that aids in the child's safe recovery. Using radio, television, the internet, highway information signs, and even cell phone networks, Amber Alert gives the public the information needed to help locate abducted children.The Amber Alert Program has helped in successfully recovering over two hundred children since it was established statewide in Calif...

California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (Office of Victim and Survivor Rights and Services )
Eligibility: Crime victims and their families.
Fees: None

Formed in 1988, the mission of CDCR’s Office of Victim and Survivor Rights and Services (OVSRS) is to give crime victims and their families a voice. The formation of the office has laid the groundwork for enforcing victims’ rights and providing services.OVSRS maintains a comprehensive victim services program and establishes justice practices to ensure crime victims and survivors are afforded the utmost respect in exercising their legal rights. To this end, OVSRS is responsible for providing info...

California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation Juvenile Division (Foster Grandparent Program NCYCC)
Eligibility: Please see below.
Fees: None

The Foster Grandparent Program, operating since 1965, in a partnership between the Corporation for National and Community Service, CNCS, and the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation Juvenile Division, provides mentoring through relationships with incarcerated youth at the Northen California Youth Correctional Center located in Stockton, CA. Our Foster Grandparents also provide the youth with tutoring and help improve self-esteem, and provide the one-on-one attention every ch...

California Department of Fair Employment and Housing
Eligibility: Resident of California.
Fees: None

The Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) is the state agency charged with enforcing California’s civil rights laws. The mission of the DFEH is to protect the people of California from unlawful discrimination in employment, housing and public accommodations and from hate violence. To File a Pre-Complaint Inquiry you may select one of the following methods:Use the Department's online system. Call the Communication Center at 800-884-1684 (voice). If you are deaf or...

California Rural Legal Assistance (Public Interest Law)
Eligibility: Low-income residents of San Joaquin County.
Fees: None

California Rural Legal Assistance offers advocacy in civil and administrative law issues including: housing rights and remedies, wage claims, agricultural workers’ rights, public benefits (unemployment, food stamps, SSI and CalWORKs), bilingual and migrant education rights and civil rights. This agency does not include assistance nor services related to family law (i.e. divorce or child support) or criminal law.

Case For Kids
Eligibility: You must be a foster parent, foster child or a social worker with foster kids, placed in either Tracy, Mountain House or Banta, CA.
Fees: None

Case For Kids is a nonprofit organization that will donate a personalized case to children being placed in foster care into homes. Custom cases with each child’s first name will be packed with new clothes, a homemade blanket, sheet set, toiletry items, a stuffed animal, and an age appropriate Christian book for each child. We have formed partnerships with social workers in San Joaquin County, Foster Family agencies, schools, private citizens, and other local nonprofit organizations that help chi...

Catholic Charities (Immigration Legal Services (CCILS))
Eligibility: Low-income individuals in the counties of San Joaquin, Calaveras, Tuolumne, Alpine, Mono and Stanislaus who are in need of immigration and naturalization assistance.
Fees: Consultation $50.

Catholic Charities Immigration Legal Services (CCILS) serves those who are disadvantaged and low-income by providing low-cost professional services related to Immigration and Naturalization. CCILS also engages in community outreach and advocacy for the immigrant community within several counties. CCILS provides case management, updated information on immigration policies and procedures and supportive counseling. In addition, case managers are accredited by the Board of Immigration Appeals. We...

Catholic Charities (Multi-purpose Senior Services Program (MSSP))
Eligibility: Eligibility requirements are all of the following: (1) 65 years of age, (2) Medi-Cal with a zero share of cost (3) eligible for placement in a nursing facility (ICF/SNF) but prefers to remain at home,...
Fees: None

Multi-purpose Senior Services Program (MSSP) utilizes a multi-disciplinary team approach by providing case management services and some purchases of services to improve the participant's ability to remain independently at home. Each participant receives a comprehensive health and psycho social assessment on an annual basis. Contact is made monthly, with home visits quarterly. Emphasis is on coordination and advocacy of existing community services for which the client is eligible. Individual ...

CBS 13 (Call Kurtis)
Eligibility: Any consumer complaint that is not in litigation.
Fees: None

Call Kurtis team provides advocacy and assistance to consumers in resolving issues related to services or purchases. Except in extremely rare cases, the team will not investigate business-to-business disputes, family law issues, criminal issues, landlord/tenant disputes, medical insurance or employment problems. Complete the electronic form on the website.

Center for Employment Opportunity
Eligibility: Clients are referred by the Human Services Agency/CalWORKs.
Fees: None

The Center for Employment Opportunity provides case management services to CalWORKs clients. Supportive services such as child care, transportation and cost of books are offered. Clients are assisted in the process of becoming self-sufficient. San Joaquin County Behavioral Wellness and Substance Abuse staff offer counseling services at the site, for CalWORKs participants. In addition, the Center for Employment Opportunity has food commodity, low-income utilities assistance, and immigration / ref...

Child Abuse Prevention Council of San Joaquin County (CAPC)
Eligibility: San Joaquin County residents.
Fees: Vary by program.

The Child Abuse Prevention Council protects children and strengthens families through awareness and outcome driven programs delivered with compassion.24-Hour Advice Line offers parenting advice, answers to questions on child abuse and/or prevention, and provides referrals to community resources 24-hours per day, 365 days per year. Please call (209) 464-4524.Childcare and Education Crisis/Respite Childcare - Short Term ChildcareCenter-based, crisis/respite childcare for families at risk of child ...

Child Find of America, Inc.
Eligibility: None
Fees: None

Child Find of America, Inc. is a national not-for-profit charity that works to prevent and resolve all cases of missing and abducted children, and to ensure that all children are in a safe and legal environment.Child Find offers America's families:Free investigation & location services Free kidnapping prevention programsFree referral & support services Free conflict resolution, problem solving and mediation services to families in crisis...

City of Stockton (Equal Employment Commission)
Eligibility: Stockton residents who are registered to vote.
Fees: None

Equal Employment Commission reviews city-wide (City of Stockton) functions such as recruitment, testing and selection processes, identifies areas of special concern, assists in the development of recruitment policies to encourage equal and promotion opportunities for minorities, women, disabled and other members of underrepresented groups. The Commission also reviews the Equal Employment Plan and makes periodic reports and/or recommendations to the Civil Service Commission, City Council and Cit...

City of Stockton Police Department (Neighborhood Services Section - Code Enforcement)
Eligibility: None
Fees:

Neighborhood Services (Code Enforcement) is dedicated to providing a high quality of life for all its residents. With this goal in mind, the Neighborhood Services Division was developed to respond to concerns related to unsafe, unhealthy or unsightly conditions in homes and neighborhoods. The Neighborhood Services Division enforces many types of city codes, building codes, vehicle codes and housing codes to prevent and abate nuisances on private property. Enforcement on such issues such as ope...

Communities in Schools National
Eligibility: None
Fees: None

Communities in Schools National is the largest stay-in-school network dedicated to helping young people successfully learn, stay in school and prepare for and achieve in life. Communities In Schools works within the public school system, determining student needs and establishing relationships with local businesses, social service agencies, health care providers, and parent and volunteer organizations to provide needed resources.This community-based organization assists with setting up mentorin...

Community Partnership for Families of San Joaquin (Administration)
Eligibility: None
Fees: None

Community Partnership for Families of San Joaquin is a partnership of neighborhood groups, churches, schools, public and private health care services, social service, criminal justice and municipal agencies and the business community. The overall goal of the Partnership is to improve health, education, economic and public safety for the community. CPFSJ partners with a comprehensive team of public and private organizations to meet the distinct needs of families living in our communities. Commun...

Community Partnership for Families of San Joaquin (Dorothy L. Jones Family Resource Center/Coalition United for Families (CUFF))
Eligibility: None
Fees: None

Coalition United for Families (CUFF) is a family resource center that exists to serve the identified and changing needs of families within Southeast Stockton and other designated areas. CUFF is part of the umbrella organization, the Community Partnership for Families of San Joaquin.The center is the home of the Community Partnership for Families' youth program. Staff and community members at the center focus on educational success, health and well being and neighborhood safety. Staff empower ...

Disability Resource Agency for Independent Living (DRAIL)
Eligibility: Individuals with any type of disability.
Fees: None

Disability Resource Agency for Independent Living (DRAIL) is a non-profit corporation that is community based, consumer controlled, consumer choice and a cross disability center for independent living. Serving the counties of Amador, Calaveras, Mariposa, San Joaquin, Stanislaus, and Tuolumne, DRAIL offers services that are designed to increase the independence of people with disabilities by empowering them to improve their quality of life. DRAIL services include:Technical Assistance and Evalua...

Disability Rights California (Legal Services)
Eligibility: Californians with disability related issues.
Fees: None

Disability Rights California is a non-profit organization which advances human and legal rights for persons with disabilities, providing legal assistance to protect those rights. Services and issues dealing with special education, Lanterman Act, benefits (i.e. Social Security, Medi-Cal, In-Home Supportive Services), housing rights, employment rights, access to services and more.

Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund (DREDF)
Eligibility: Parents of children with disabilities. Individuals with disabilities.
Fees: None

Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund (DREDF) provides referrals, technical assistance, advocacy and legal support services to parents and other interested parties in the area of disability rights. DREDF is the parent training center and information center for parents of children with disabilities in Alameda, Contra Costa and Yolo counties. Those in other counties may call to inquire about services in their area.We train and educate people with disabilities and parents of children wit...

Downtown Stockton Alliance (A non-profit business improvement district)
Eligibility: None
Fees: None

Downtown Stockton Alliance's (DSA) mission is to promote business, housing, arts and entertainment to help create a vibrant, sustainable, urban community in Downtown Stockton. The DSA focuses in five critical areas as determined by the Downtown Management District Plan: Maintenance, Safety, Public Policies, Economic Development, and Marketing.

El Concilio (Social Service)
Eligibility: Low-to-moderate income.
Fees: None

El Concilio (Council for the Spanish Speaking) is a non-profit community based organization whose goal is the empowerment of the Hispanic community so that its members can improve the quality of their lives and the lives of their children.El Concilio’s services are designed to assist individuals become self-sufficient and productive members of the community.Services include: referrals to community services, immigration assistance, interpreting and translation, assistance completing personal docu...

Equal Employment Opportunity
Eligibility: None
Fees: Vary

Equal Employment Opportunity provides assistance in filing complaints against employers on the basis of employment discrimination. It also provides legal advice on employee rights and the process to file a grievance or complaint.

Family Law Service Center
Eligibility: Low income families residing in San Joaquin County. There is a qualifying interview.
Fees: Qualifying interview $40 by appointment.

Family Law Service Center offers low-cost direct legal representation to qualified indigent families in the area of family law. Guardianship, step adoption, child custody and support, dissolutions and restraining orders to families who would otherwise be unrepresented in the court system. Family Law Service Center also offers document preparation assistance in family law cases. Documents are fully prepared with an attorney’s assistance for qualified self-represented litigants.

Fathers & Families of San Joaquin (Family Strengthening AB 109 Program)
Eligibility: AB109
Fees: None

Family Strengthening AB 109 Program provides case management to connect formerly incarcerated individuals to resources for a successful re-entry into their community.Straight A Guide Training ProgramHealing Circles Multi-Ethnic Cultural Parenting ClassesFinancial Literacy Classes

Fathers & Families of San Joaquin (Health Justice Department)
Eligibility: None
Fees: None

The Health Justice Program works to establish community capacity to advocate for healthy eating, creating healthier communities through built environment change, bridging connections to healthcare and healthcare services, and advancing health equity. The program is certified to enroll individuals in Covered California. They are bilingual.

Federal Bonding Program
Eligibility: Any at-risk job applicant is eligible for bonding services, including: ex-offenders, recovering substance abusers (alcohol or drugs), welfare recipients and other persons having poor financial credit,...
Fees: No fees to the job seeker or the employer.

In 1966 the U.S. Department of Labor established The Federal Bonding Program to provide Fidelity Bonds that guarantee honesty for “at-risk”, hard-to-place job seekers. The bonds cover the first six months of employment. There is no cost to the job applicant or the employer. In most states the bonds are made available through the state agency responsible for workforce matters. The Federal Bonding Program is a partnership between the U.S. Department of Labor and The McLaughlin Company, an insuran...

Federal Trade Commission's Do Not Call Registry
Eligibility: Only California residential and mobile telephone numbers are eligible for this program. Business telephone numbers are excluded.
Fees: None

The National Do Not Call Registry is managed by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the nation's consumer protection agency. The National Do Not Call Registry gives you a choice about whether to receive telemarketing calls at home. Most telemarketers should not call your number once it has been on the registry for 31 days. If they do, you can file a complaint at the website. You can register your home or mobile phone for free. Business-to-business calls and faxes are not covered by the National...

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Hotline
Eligibility: Grandparents and relatives struggling with raising a child.
Fees: None

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren provides grandparents and relatives raising their grandchildren and/or relatives with information, resources and referrals.The Senior Hotline offers free legal advice and assistance to grandparents age 55 and older (or any age if low-income) regarding guardianship and visitation issues. Please call (916) 551-2140 for a telephone appointment with a legal advocate.

Harvest Home Animal Sanctuary
Eligibility: None
Fees: A nominal donation of $10 from each adult visitor for a tour is requested.

The mission of Harvest Home Animal Sanctuary is to provide life-long care for rescued animals, and to educate the public about humane animal care and practices. They rehabilitate, both physically and psychologically, mistreated animals and, if possible, will find appropriate homes for them. In an effort to prevent further cruelty to these animals, they educate the public on caring for companion animals as well as on issues concerning farmed animals.To bolster compassion and kindness for animals,...

JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation)
Eligibility: None
Fees: None

JDRF has as its focus, finding a cure for type one diabetes and its complications through the support of research. JDRF is an organization for ALL ages, and ALL stages of this disease. JDRF’s goal is to progressively remove the impact of T1D from people’s lives until we achieve a world without T1D. JDRF collaborates with a wide spectrum of partners and is the only organization with the scientific resources, regulatory influence, and a working plan to better treat, prevent, and eventually cure T1...

Keep Your Home California
Eligibility: Vary
Fees: None

Keep Your Home California is a free service for homeowners who have suffered a financial hardship, to help them stay in their homes, maintain an affordable mortgage payment and avoid foreclosure.The following are brief summaries of the programs offered under Keep Your Home California:Unemployment Mortgage Assistance: Mortgage assistance of up to $3,000 per month for unemployed homeowners who are collecting or approved to receive unemployment benefits from the State of California’s Employ...

Lao Family Community Empowerment, Inc. (LFCE)
Eligibility: Open to anyone who needs the services - contact the office for eligibility requirements.
Fees: None

Lao Family Community Empowerment (LFCE) assists refugees and immigrants with developing skills needed to become self-supportive. Services include mental health, health access and education, home visitation, Hmong youth project, parent engagement, senior services, Covered California health insurance, information and referral and naturalization services.LFCS is also affiliated and involved with People and Congregations Together (PACT) and Pacific Institute for Organizing (PICO) to promote, mot...

Lawyer Referral Service of the San Joaquin County Bar Association (Lawyer Referral Service)
Eligibility: None for lawyer referral.
Fees: Please see below.

Lawyer Referral Service of the San Joaquin County Bar Association offers numerous services including Lawyer Referral Service, Legal Resource Service and the Court Assigned Counsel Program.Lawyer Referral Service refers the public to attorneys experienced and who are interested in handling their particular legal problem. Staff work from a rotating list of attorneys who specialize in certain aspects of law and refer accordingly. The initial referral fee is $30 (except for personal injury, medica...

League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC)
Eligibility: None
Fees: None

League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) is a national organization whose primary objective is to ensure social, political, economic and educational rights for Hispanics living in the United States. LULAC’s mission is youth leadership and education. The local council provides college scholarships to qualifying individuals at their Annual Scholarship Dinner and sponsors an Annual Youth Leadership Conference. Please contact the organization if you are interested in becoming a member....

Legal Services of Northern California (Health Unit)
Eligibility: Reside in LSNC Health Unit's service area (includes San Joaquin county), and be a U.S. citizen or eligible immigrant.
Fees: None

Free legal advice for health care consumers regardless of age or income. Assistance ranges from information and advice to representation at hearings and appeals. Advice is provided on all forms of coverage including through Covered California, Medi-Cal, Medicare, county programs, COBRA, employer group health plans, and others.

Legal Services of Northern California (LSNC)
Eligibility: Please see below.
Fees: None for qualified individuals.

Legal Services of Northern California (LSNC) is a collaborative of eight different field offices serving 23 Northern California counties. LSNC provides legal services to economically disadvantaged persons and focuses on the following issues: housing, employment, consumer/finance, senior abuse, disability, civil rights, benefit support, youth education and health. The website contains vast CalWORKs, Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) and Food Stamp resources as well as advocacy tools...

Little Manila Foundation
Eligibility: None
Fees: None

The Little Manila Foundation advocates for the historic preservation of the Little Manila Historic Site in Stockton, California and provides education and leadership to revitalize our Filipina/o American community. They offer the following:Little Manila After School Program: serves local high school students and is an Ethnic Studies program focused on Philippine and Filipino American history, culture, politics, arts, community responsibility, and collegiate access. Now in its seventh year, th...

Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) (Victim Support)
Eligibility: None
Fees: None

Victim Support is a victim advocate group, in opposition to drunk driving. They offer support groups, counseling and referral services. Their goal is to educate and promote safe communities without drunk driving. Speakers are available to groups, and an informational booth can be set up at community events. MADD conducts a red ribbon awareness program in December and collaborates with the California Highway Patrol for high school "Safe & Sober Graduation" programs. Their mission is" to ...

National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) (National Headquarters)
Eligibility: None
Fees: Annual membership.

National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) has a mission to ensure the political, educational, social and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate racial hatred and racial discrimination. To locate a local office or to learn more about resources and scholarships, please visit their website.

National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
Eligibility: None
Fees: None

National Center for Missing and Exploited Children serves as a clearinghouse providing information on missing and exploited children, offers technical assistance to citizens and law-enforcement, distributes photographs and descriptions of missing children nationwide, coordinates child protection efforts with the private sector, networks with non-profit service providers and state clearinghouses, and provides information and advice on effective state legislation to ensure the safety and protectio...

National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship (NCCS)
Eligibility: None
Fees: None

National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship's (NCCS) mission is to advocate for quality cancer care for all people touched by cancer. Founded by and for cancer survivors, NCCS created the widely accepted definition of survivorship and defines someone as a cancer survivor from the time of diagnosis and for the balance of life. NCCS has worked with legislators and policy makers to represent cancer patients and survivors in efforts to improve their quality of care and quality of life after diagnos...

National Network for Youth
Eligibility: None
Fees: None

The National Network for Youth (NN4Y) is the nation’s leading organization advocating at the federal level to educate the public and policymakers about the needs of homeless and disconnected youth. It is a membership organization of service providers, state agencies, coalitions, advocates and individuals who work towards our vision of a world where vulnerable and homeless youth can escape the dangers of the streets and access safety, youth-appropriate services, hope and healing.In carrying out t...

National Runaway Safeline
Eligibility: None
Fees: None

Keeping America’s runaway, homeless and at-risk youth safe and off the streets. Between 1.6 and 2.8 million youth run away in a year.Call 1-800-RUNAWAY if you are a teenager who is thinking of running from home, if you have a friend who has run and is looking for help, or if you are a runaway ready to go homeCall 1-800-RUNAWAY if you care about a youth and want information on how you can help someone who may be at risk of running from homeCall 1-800-RUNAWAY if you are a teacher looking for info...

Non Profit Collaborators of San Joaquin
Eligibility: Non profits and grassroots organizations wishing to share and learn valuable resources and information.
Fees: None

This collaborative group, Non Profit Collaborators of San Joaquin (NPC), was created to be a place for the non profit community to share valuable resources and helpful, relevant, and timely information for other non profit leaders and partners in San Joaquin County and beyond. This group was meant to be accessible for staff and executive leadership, volunteers as donors, members of the Board of Directors, and other collaborative supporters. The group has a Facebook page where valuable informati...

NorCal Services for Deaf and Hard of Hearing (Stockton/Modesto)
Eligibility: Deaf or hard of hearing residents of San Joaquin, Stanislaus, Alpine, Amador, Tuolumne, and Calaveras County.
Fees: None

NorCal Services for Deaf and Hard of Hearing-Stockton/Modesto provides services to deaf, hard of hearing, deaf-blind, late deafened and developmentally disabled deaf/hard of hearing individuals who are without access to community services due to linguistic and cultural barriers. This program also serves individuals with a history or tendency of abuse and emotional crisis centered around the family. All services are provided in the communication mode preferred by the client including sign langu...

Parents United of Stanislaus County (Child Abuse Treatment Services)
Eligibility: For children and adults who have been touched inappropriately, and children, teens, and adults who have touched others inappropriately. Their primary focus is child sexual abuse.
Fees: They accept Medi-Cal approved health plans and private insurance.

Parents United is a program dedicated to the assistance of parents, children and victims affected by child sexual abuse and other related problems. They provide group counseling led by trained clinicians.

People and Congregations Together (PACT)
Eligibility: Must be willing to work with others in efforts to improve the community.
Fees: None

People and Congregations Together (PACT) is part of a national network of faith-based community organizations. It is a nonpartisan, grassroots, civic organization with a primary focus on social concerns.PACT's Family Organizing Network works with residents in target neighborhoods to teach them ways to act effectively on common problems to include education, poorly cared for neighborhoods, crime, etc.PACT leaders are engaged in different efforts across Stockton including Lifelines to Healing, Ce...

Postpartum Support International
Eligibility: None
Fees: None

PSI is a non-profit organization whose mission is to promote awareness, prevention and treatment of mental health issues related to childbearing in every country worldwide.It is the vision of PSI that every woman and family worldwide will have access to information, social support, and informed professional care to deal with mental health issues related to childbearing. PSI promotes this vision through advocacy and collaboration, and by educating and training the professional community and the p...

San Joaquin County Department of Aging and Community Services
Eligibility: Vary by program.
Fees: None

San Joaquin County Department of Aging and Community Services provides countless assistance to caregivers, the aged, disabled and low-income population of San Joaquin County. These services include:Information and assistanceAdult Protective Services (APS) ProgramOmbudsman ProgramIn-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) ProgramMeals on WheelsLinkagesFamily Caregiver Support ProgramSenior Employment ProgramRetired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP)Energy programs Energy Crisis Intervention Program (E...

San Joaquin County Department of Aging and Community Services (Adult Protective Services)
Eligibility: Persons over 65 years or those between the ages of 18 and 64 who have a physical or mental limitation which restricts their ability to carry out normal activities or to protect their rights.
Fees: None

Adult Protective Services provides investigation, resources and support to prevent or remedy danger to dependent adults and seniors who are unable to protect their own interests. Services are provided only upon permission of the client. Services are coordinated with law enforcement, mental health and other community agencies.Staff investigate allegations of physical abuse, financial exploitation, mental suffering, fear, neglect by caretakers, self-neglect, abandonment, mental incompetence, lac...

San Joaquin County Department of Aging and Community Services (Ombudsman and Long Term Care)
Eligibility: San Joaquin County long-term care residents and their family and friends, or facility staff.
Fees: None

Ombudsman and Long Term Care program has paid staff and state certified volunteers who advocate for the dignity, quality of life and care of all long term care residents. Services may include residents rights, abuse investigation, advanced health care directives, community resources, mediation and much more. Ombudsman volunteer opportunities are also available.

San Joaquin County District Attorney
Eligibility: None
Fees: None

San Joaquin County District Attorney's Office provides protection for those who are witnesses and/or victims of crime or consumer fraud by prosecuting criminal acts aggressively and fairly. They seek to protect the law-abiding and create a safer environment in which the population may live and prosper. The office has a staff of 192 employees including 78 attorneys, 32 investigators, and additional support personnel located in downtown Stockton, the Juvenile Justice Center in French Camp, and co...

San Joaquin County District Attorney (Victim Witness)
Eligibility: Victim of a crime, with a police report.
Fees: None

Victim Witness provides counseling and crisis intervention services to victims. Services are provided to victims of crimes through a mobile crisis unit, responding to calls referred by law enforcement agencies. Services are also provided during office hours at the courthouse. They assist victims with emergency support services and act as a liaison between law enforcement agencies, attorneys and victims. They also provide court orientation to victims and their families in regard to court proce...

San Joaquin County Human Services Agency (Children’s Services Bureau (Child Protective Services))
Eligibility: Children from birth to 18 years of age who are suspected of being abused or neglected.
Fees: None

Children’s Services Bureau receives reports 24-hours per day, 7 days per week, of suspected child abuse, neglect and exploitation. If intervention is required, the Bureau conducts an assessment of the family. If the child is in danger of continued abuse and neglect, including physical, emotional/mental, neglect, abandonment and sexual abuse, either in-house family maintenance services or juvenile court intervention are provided. Such intervention attempts are made to remedy the situation with...

San Joaquin County Human Services Agency (J.D. Kortzeborn Child Advocacy Center (CAC))
Eligibility: Birth through 18 years old and developmentally delayed adults. Referral by law enforcement or Children's Services Bureau required to obtain a forensic interview or a forensic medical exam. .
Fees: None

Kortzeborn Child Advocacy Center (CAC) provides specialized medical and evidentiary examinations for child sexual abuse and sexual assault victims. They conduct investigative interviews with children for whom there are allegations of sexual abuse, coordinate multidisciplinary team interviewing and case-handling in child sexual abuse investigations, and provide support, advocacy, crisis intervention and treatment referrals to child victims and their families. Foster children receive medical serv...

San Joaquin Fair Housing Association
Eligibility: Serves low income tenants and landlords with mediation in regard to housing issues as well as education and investigation in fair housing issues, to eliminate discrimination.
Fees: None

San Joaquin Fair Housing Association ensures equal opportunity in housing, rental, sale or financing without regard to race, creed, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, marital status, physical handicap or any arbitrary basis. This is done by providing educational service to tenants and landlords on their rights and responsibilities, providing counseling and referral services, mediating in landlord-tenant disputes and providing outreach and information to low and moderate income residents ...

San Joaquin Pride Center (SJPC)
Eligibility: Open to all of the LGBTQQIA community.
Fees: None

The San Joaquin Pride Center serves the diverse LGBTQQIA community in San Joaquin County and the surrounding areas by creating a safe and welcoming space, by providing resources that enrich body, mind and spirit, and by educating the public in tolerance and respect for all people within the LGBTQQIA community. ProgramsPeer GroupsThe San Joaquin Pride Center, located in Stockton, offers peer-led drop-in support groups for the LGBTQQIA communities throughout San Joaquin County. These groups provi...

Seniors Against Investment Fraud (SAIF)
Eligibility: None
Fees: None

Seniors Against Investment Fraud (SAIF) alerts and educates Californians over the age of 50 about financial and investment fraud, common scams, and unscrupulous sales practices that specifically target seniors. SAIF exists because seniors are prime targets for financial fraud and scams. The goal of the SAIF program is to empower seniors to make informed decisions about investments and finances.SAIF empowers seniors by providing valuable information and resources to make informed fina...

Spina Bifida Association (SBA National Resource Center)
Eligibility: None
Fees: None

The Spina Bifida Association is a non-profit organization which promotes the prevention of spina bifida and enhances the lives of all affected. This organization provides services such as:National Resource Center (information and referral service)Bi-monthly online magazine, Insights on Spina BifidaLegislative updates Publications Conferences and educational symposiums Scholarship fund National public service announcements Individual and systems advocacy Research fund...

State Council on Developmental Disabilities (North Valley Hills Office)
Eligibility: Person or family must have a developmental disability and receive or be eligible for services from Valley Mountain Regional Center (VMRC).
Fees: None

State Council on Developmental Disabilities-North Valley Hills advocates for and protects the rights of children and adults with developmental disabilities. Public information and review of policy and practice of public and private agencies and related matters are handled there. Counties served are Amador, Calaveras, San Joaquin, Stanislaus and Tuolumne. The Regional Advisory Committee (RAC) is made of up people with intellectual/developmental disabilites, family members and community member...

Stockton Arts Commission
Eligibility: Applicants must meet eligibility criteria. Please visit the website for more information.
Fees: None

The Stockton Arts Commission serves as the arts advocacy commission for the City. The Commission is a catalyst to support and strengthen community awareness, opportunities, and involvement in arts and culture. The City of Stockton Arts Commission has made a total of $40,000 available in arts grants to support, stimulate, and strengthen the arts in Stockton for the 2017 year. Please visit the Arts Grants Program for more information, guidelines, and application. The Commission was founded by Mar...

Stockton is Magnificent, Inc. (SIM,INC.)
Eligibility: None
Fees: None

SIM, Inc. focuses on the positive aspects of our city, including our rich history, and strives to celebrate these positive aspects through events, presentations and published materials.Family friendly and free! The Celebrate Stockton is Magnificent event began in the spring of 2011 when Forbes Magazine again assessed our great city as the ‘Most Miserable City in the US’. Several like-minded individuals collaborated on a street party to show Forbes Magazine that there are proud Stocktonians who f...

Stockton Unified School District (Families in Transition (FIT))
Eligibility: The Stockton Unified School District (SUSD) serves homeless families with children and unaccompanied youth who are residing within the boundaries of SUSD. Services are offered to students who are Pre...
Fees: None

Families in Transition (FIT) was created to provide assistance to transitional families with issues of school enrollment. The program is designed to identify transitional children and provide appropriate community resources in order to achieve self-sufficiency for the families and enhancement in the education of the children.The FIT program provides case management services to eligible students and youth and their families. Based on a comprehensive assessment of need, FIT case management servic...

The Wellness Center of San Joaquin County (CVLIHC )
Eligibility: Consumers of mental health services and their family members. Also open to community members experiencing life challenges who have self-identified depression or anxiety.
Fees: There are no fees.

The Wellness Center is a non-clinical peer run center for mental health consumers. There are no fees. The Wellness Center’s mission is to assist consumers in their recovery while reducing the stigma related to mental illness through peer support and self-help. Peer run support groups and classes, as well as peer advocacy is offered by trained Recovery Coaches. A computer lab, self-education recovery library and WRAP ( Wellness Recovery Action Plan) classes are also available, among many other ...

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (Housing Discrimination Hotline)
Eligibility: None
Fees: None

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Housing Discrimination Hotline provides information regarding individuals fair housing rights and responsibilities. The hotline also assists consumers in filing housing discrimination complaints and gives complaint information.Other HUD hotlines:For questions regarding the Housing Choice Voucher Program and Subsidized Housing, please call the Public & Indian Housing Resource Center at (800) 955-2232.For questions regarding purchasing a ...

United States House of Representatives (Jerry McNerney)
Eligibility: Anyone residing within the 9th Congressional District. To determine Congressional District. Please visit www.house.gov and enter zip code.
Fees: None

"I am honored to represent you in Congress and am here to help in any way possible. I invite you to contact my office if you need help with a federal agency, would like to order a flag, are requesting tour reservations for the U.S. Capitol and sites in Washington D.C., or are considering applying to a military academy. I stand ready to assist and encourage you to stay informed by subscribing to my newsletter. Thank you for visiting my web site." - Congressman Jerry McNerney

University of California Cooperative Extension of San Joaquin County (Healthy San Joaquin Collaborative)
Eligibility: Must work in or reside in San Joaquin County.
Fees: None

Healthy San Joaquin Collaborative is a member organization of Healthy San Joaquin that works collectively to bring about individual, community, system and environmental changes to shape nutrition and physical activity behaviors.

University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law (Victims of Crime Resource Center)
Eligibility: None
Fees: None

Victims of Crime Resource Center provides toll-free information and referral service for victims of crime. It provides information about criminal justice and juvenile justice system, sources of financial compensation, victims’ rights to participate in sentencing and parole hearings, and about the possibility of civil suits. Referrals are made to resources in the victim’s area including victim witness, victim advocacy groups, and special programs dealing with sexual assault and domestic violenc...

Women's Center-Youth & Family Services
Eligibility: Women's Center-YFS serves women, children, teens and men who are victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and human trafficking as well as homeless and runaway youth.
Fees: None

Women’s Center-Youth & Family Services is San Joaquin County’s only provider of free, confidential shelter and services specifically designed to meet the needs of homeless and runaway youth and victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. The organization’s mission is to build a stronger community by fostering the strengths in individuals and by acting as a catalyst to end violence and youth homelessness. Women’s Center-YFS has a staff of 75 providing services at 10 sites throughout San ...