Advocacy

There are 90 programs in the Advocacy Category.

Allergy and Asthma Network Mothers of Asthmatics (AANMA)
Eligibility: None
Fees: Annual membership $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

The American Childhood Cancer Organization (ACCO) is the nation’s oldest and largest grassroots non-profit dedicated to childhood cancer. ACCO is dedicated to making childhood cancer a national health priority through shaping policy, supporting research, raising awareness, and providing educational resources and innovative programs to children with cancer, survivors, and their families. ACCO leads the nation in raising state-level childhood cancer research appropriations, as they continue to sha...

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: Blind, visually impaired and sighted individuals whose purpose is to work toward independence.
Fees: Membership at large - $10 per year

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 NLS-style cartridge (audio), and by e-mail subscription and at www.acb.org. The magazine is free to members; ...

American Lung Association in California
Eligibility: None
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: San Joaquin County residents
Fees: Vary

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

California Amber Alert System
Eligibility: None
Fees: None

California 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, California Amber Alert gives the public the information needed to help locate abducted children.California Amber Alert Program has helped in successfully recovering over 200 children since it was establish...

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

California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) Office of Victim and Survivor Rights and Services' (OVSRS) mission is to give crime victims and their families a voice. The information 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, OVS...

California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation Juvenile Division (Foster Grandparent Program NCYCC)
Eligibility: Be at least 55 years old and meet federal income guidelines.
Fees: None

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. Their Foster Grandparents also provide youth with tutoring, help improve self-esteem, and provide the one-on-one attention every child needs...

California Department of Fair Employment and Housing
Eligibility: California resident
Fees: None

California 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 systemCall the Communication Center at (800) 884-1684 (voice). If you are dea...

California Department of Financial Protection and Innovation (DFPI) (Seniors Against Investment Fraud (SAIF))
Eligibility: None
Fees: None

Seniors Against Investment Fraud (SAIF) protect from fraud and educate 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.Seniors Against Investment Fraud (SAIF) empowers seniors by providing valuable inf...

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, and education suspension and expulsions. This agency does not include assistance nor services related to family law (i.e. divorce or child support), probate, 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 homes. Custom cases will include the child’s first name and packed with new clothes, a homemade blanket, sheet set, toiletry items, a stuffed animal, and an age appropriate Christian book for each child. They 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 of the Diocese of Stockton
Eligibility: Vary
Fees: Vary

For over 70 years, Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Stockton has provided social services to people in San Joaquin, Stanislaus, Calaveras, Tuolumne, Alpine, and Mono counties, and throughout the years, it has served as a sign of hope in local communities for people of all ages, religions, and races. Today, Catholic Charities administers direct social services and advocacy through the following programs, as well as those listed separately in this directory: SERVICES FOR SENIORS AND CAREGIVERS...

Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Stockton (Environmental Education)
Eligibility: Vary
Fees: None

Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Stockton, Environmental Education project educates and motivates Catholics in the Stockton Diocese to a deeper reverence and respect for God’s creation, and engages local parishes in activities to resolve environmental problems.Sustainable Communities Strategy: Environmental Justice Project took the lead in forming a coalition of public health, faith-based, neighborhood, and environmental justice groups, as well as builders, business leaders, and planners in ...

Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Stockton (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 or free depending on grant availability

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 representatives who are authorized to p...

Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Stockton (Multi-purpose Senior Services Program (MSSP))
Eligibility: Eligibility requirements include all of the following: 65 years of ageMedi-Cal with a zero share of cost Eligible for placement in a nursing facility (ICF/SNF) but prefers to remain at homeResidents o...
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.

Changeist
Eligibility: Ages 11 to 26 years old.
Fees: None

Changeist is a Saturday program that brings together 11 to 26 year olds to learn a common civic language, engage in dialogue, and build community to investigate local and global social justice issues.

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

The vision of the San Joaquin County Child Abuse Prevention Council (CAPC) is to eliminate child abuse and neglect through prevention, intervention and education programs. CAPC has been in operation since 1978 as a result of a grand jury investigation into the death of three-year-old Latanya Smith, who was beaten to death by her mother’s boyfriend.We are an agency dedicated to preventing child abuse, ensuring safety, education and treatment for abused and at-risk children, and abusive and at-ris...

Child Find of America, Inc.
Eligibility: For full requirements call or email. Generally the household must have at least one child under the age of 17 and the caller must have full custody to open a case.
Fees: None

Child Find of America, Inc. is a not-for-profit organization that provides professional services to prevent and resolve child abduction and the family conflicts that can lead to child abuse, child abduction, and runaways.Our free programs and services are available to children and families nationally. The 1-800-I-AM-LOST line connects callers to our in-house location staff who search for missing, kidnapped, runaway and abducted children. Child Find’s Parent Help program provides services designe...

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, and 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...

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

Neighborhood Services Section - 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 issues such a...

Coalition of Tracy Citizens to Assist the Homeless (Emerson and Rochester Houses)
Eligibility: Male adults age 18 and older who are experiencing homelessness. For more information on eligibility criteria, please visit their website or call.
Fees: Subsided fees: $600 a month for the transition program and $700 a month for the permanent housing program.

The Coalition of Tracy Citizens to Assist the Homeless (CTCAH) is a small non-profit organization who serves the homeless population. It’s primary focus at this time is operating Emerson House, a transition place for homeless men and Rochester House, a “supportive living” facility for previously homeless disabled and/or senior men who have been through the Emerson House Program and continue to need help so as not to end up homeless again. Each man who comes to live at Emerson House is required t...

Communities in Schools National
Eligibility: None
Fees: None

Communities in Schools National is the largest national network dedicated to empower at-risk students to learn, stay in school, and remain on a path to a brighter future. Working directly inside more than 2,300 schools across the country, Communities In Schools connects kids to caring adults and community resources designed to help them succeed. This community-based organization also assists with setting up programs inside schools. Communities In Schools has worked to ensure that every child h...

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

Community Partnership for Families of San Joaquin (CPFSJ) 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 San Joaquin Cou...

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

Community Partnership for Families of San Joaquin, Dorothy L. Jones (DLJ) Center is a family resource center that exists to serve the identified and changing needs of families within Southeast Stockton and other designated areas.The Dorothy L. Jones Family Resource 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 wellbeing, and neighborhood safety. Staff empower youth and families to ...

Council for Quality Education and Care of Children (CQECC)
Eligibility: None
Fees: None

The mission of the Council for Quality Education and Care of Children (CQECC) is to develop a comprehensive plan that promotes the development of quality child care in San Joaquin County through community education, collaboration, and advocacy.It is the vision of CQECC to ensure: High quality child care is affordable and accessible to children of all ages.Parents have the information and skills needed to make sound choices and decisions about their child's education and care while they work or a...

Department of Homeland Security (U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services)
Eligibility: Serves the counties of Alpine, Amador, Butte, Calaveras, Colusa, El Dorado, Glenn, Lassen, Modoc, Nevada, Placer, Plumas, Sacramento, San Joaquin, Shasta, Sierra, Siskiyou, Solano, Sutter, Tehama, Tuo...
Fees: Vary

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services provides immigration services at the Sacramento District Office. In order to visit this office or to speak with an Immigration Services Officer, you must have an appointment scheduled by USCIS, or you must schedule an INFOPASS appointment on the USCIS website.Note: Offices may close due to poor weather conditions or unexpected events. Please visit their website: www.uscis.gov, prior to traveling to ensure offices are open. ...

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 Evalu...

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 including 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) (Parent Training and Information Center (PTI))
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.They train and educate people with disabilities and parents of children...

Dispute Resolution Services of the San Joaquin County Bar Association (Mediation & Small Claims Advising Services)
Eligibility: None
Fees: Small claims advising: none; In-court mediation: none; Out-of-court mediation: first hour is free and each subsequent hour is $20 per hour per side.

Dispute Resolution Services of San Joaquin County Bar Association provides mediation and small claims advisory services. Mediation services are provided at the courthouse and covers: small claims, unlawful detainer (eviction) and civil harassment. For cases already filed, the court has mediators available to assist with a possible settlement agreement before presenting the case to the judge. In-court mediation is voluntary and free to the parties involved. For Community Mediation (out-of-court ...

Downtown Stockton Alliance
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 on five critical areas as determined by the Downtown Management District Plan: Maintenance, Safety, Public Policies, Economic Development, and Marketing.

El Concilio (FamilyWORKs (previously known as CalHEPP Program))
Eligibility: Must be active cash aid recipient
Fees: None

Helping to build stronger families through virtual and in-person home visiting. Supports families by getting kids ready to succeed in school, providing helpful information and activities for you and your child to enjoy with items you may already have in your home, connecting parents with community resources and helping with online searching and applying for jobs.

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
Eligibility: None
Fees: Vary

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is responsible for enforcing federal laws that make it illegal to discriminate against a job applicant or an employee because of the person's race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), national origin, age (40 or older), disability, or genetic information. It is also illegal to discriminate against a person because the person complained about discrimination, filed a charge of discrimination, o...

Family Resource and Referral Center
Eligibility: Residents of San Joaquin County.
Fees: Sliding scale for subsized child care.

Family Resource and Referral Center is a non-profit child care resource and referral organization providing direct services, information, training, and advocacy to enhance child care and family wellbeing in San Joaquin County. Services include:Child care assistanceChild care referrals First 5 ProgramsPreschool ProgramInformation and training for individuals interested in becoming licensed family child care providersWorkshops and trainings on a range of topicsResource Lending LibraryInformation ...

Family Resource and Referral Center (FamilyWORKs)
Eligibility: CalWORKs recipients with children 3 years of age or younger.
Fees: None

FamilyWORKs provides an in-home program that matches families with trained professionals who make personal home visits. It includes Raising A Reader family literacy program, child developmental screenings, and health insurance screenings. Services provided by Parent Coaches. Uses Parent as Teacher (PAT) curriculum.The program includes:Preparation for child success in schoolParents support group meetings and community resourcesJobs searching toolsParticipants may be eligible for up to $500 in fin...

Family Resource and Referral Center (Parent Voices)
Eligibility: None
Fees: None

Parent Voices is a parent-led advocate program working to make child care affordable and accessible to all families. San Joaquin County is one of many chapters in California.

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: None

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...

Friends Outside
Eligibility: Anyone of any age who has had contact with the adult or juvenile justice system, whether or not they have been adjudicated, and their family members. Any neighborhood or community that is struggling ...
Fees: None

Since 1955, Friends Outside has provided support for individuals and families during transition in order to reduce risk and improve wellbeing, including parenting education, employment preparation and search, planning and prioritizing, mentoring, and supporting hope for those who are struggling. Their partners in Mission include Behavioral Health, Community Medical, Probation, the Sheriff's Department, Stockton PD, the Office of Violence Prevention, and many other community-based organizations....

Harvest Home Animal Sanctuary
Eligibility: None
Fees: None

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,...

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

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (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 they 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 bette...

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: Have a legal issue, question or case.
Fees: Please see below.

Lawyer Referral Service of the San Joaquin County Bar Association offers the public referrals to experienced attorneys who are interested in handling their particular type of 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, medical malpractice, SSI, Workers Compensation, wrongful termination, and workplace discrimination, which are arranged at no cost) for a 1...

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 Aid Association of California (LawHelpCA)
Eligibility: Vary. Please visit website to learn more about eligibility requirements and services offered.
Fees: None

LawHelpCA is a statewide, online resource for legal information and referrals. The following rights, laws, and services are addressed on the site:Families and KidsHousingConsumer and Small ClaimsProtection from AbusePublic BenefitsSeniorsWorkImmigration DisabilityHealthIndividual and CivilProbate and Estate PlanningVeterans and MilitaryNative American IssuesHIV/AIDSExpungement and Record ClearingDisaster Assistance...

Legal Services for Prisoners with Children (All of Us or None)
Eligibility: Currently or formerly incarcerated people and their families.
Fees: None

All of Us or None is a grassroots civil and human rights organization fighting for the rights of formerly- and currently- incarcerated people and their families. They are fighting against the discrimination that people face every day because of arrest or conviction history. The goal of All of Us or None is to strengthen the voices of people most affected by mass incarceration and the growth of the prison-industrial complex. Through their grassroots organizing, they are building a powerful politi...

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

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...

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

Health Unit offers 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) (Western States Pension Assistance Project (WSPAP))
Eligibility: Western States Pension Assistance Project (WSPAP) is a pension counseling project within Legal Services of North California (LSNC) that provides services free of charge. WSPAP serves callers of all ag...
Fees: None

Western States Pension Assistance Project offers a knowledgeable pension team that can help you understand your retirement plan rights and claim the benefits you have earned, regardless of the type of company or retirement benefit involved. Messages are returned within one to two weeks. They also assist with:Claim retirement benefits that have been deniedPension overpayment and recoupment questions Tracking down retirement benefits from past employers Understanding and correcting pension benefi...

Little Manila Rising
Eligibility: None
Fees: None

Little Manila Foundation advocates for the historic preservation of the Little Manila Historic Site in Stockton, California and provides education and leadership to revitalize the Filipina/o American community. They offer the following:Youth Advocates for Social Justice Program: Stockton youth are the next generation of advocates who are creating a generational cultural shift by highlighting the history of marginalized communities to give context to present-day disparities to bring about equit...

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 e...

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: Sliding scale

National Network for Youth (NN4Y) has been a public education and policy advocacy organization dedicated to the prevention and eradication of youth homelessness in America for over 45 years. As the largest and most diverse network of its kind, NN4Y mobilizes over 300 members and affiliates – organizations that work on the front lines every day to provide prevention services and respond to runaways and youth experiencing homelessness and human trafficking. Annual membership fees can be found at: ...

National Runaway Safeline
Eligibility: None
Fees: None

Through their 24/7 crisis services, an extensive database of over 6,500 local resources across the country, and valuable prevention and education tools, NRS works to keep America’s youth safe and off the streets. Serving as the national crisis and communication system for runaway, homeless and at-risk youth, they respond to youth and families in crisis through our hotline (1-800-RUNAWAY) and online services (1800RUNAWAY.org), including chat, email and forum services. Each year, they connect over...

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...

OneJustice
Eligibility: Open to low-income individuals facing legal concerns.
Fees: None

For more than thirty years, OneJustice has been working to expand legal help for Californians in need. Millions of low-income Californians face pressing legal problems without access to legal help. OneJustice brings life-changing legal help to those in need by transforming the legal aid system. They offer the following programs: Pro Bono Justice innovates the pro bono system and ensures greater access to high-quality legal help for people in need. The Pro Bono Justice teams develop and suppor...

Parents United of Stanislaus County (Child Sexual Abuse Treatment Services)
Eligibility: Anyone who has has been affected by child sexual abuse, directly or indirectly.
Fees: 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.

Peer Recovery Services (The Wellness Center of San Joaquin County)
Eligibility: Consumers of public mental health services, community members with a mental health diagnosis, as well as anyone that is self-identified as having mental health challenges. Insurance is not required. T...
Fees: None

The Wellness Center of San Joaquin County has locations in Stockton and Manteca. Both sites are non-clinical peer-run centers for mental health consumers. There are no fees. Their mission is to assist consumers in recovery, and reduce stigma related to mental illness. They offer peer counseling, peer-run support groups and classes to address coping skills, life skills, self care, and peer-advocacy tools. All staff are trained as peer recovery coaches to support peers. Also available: computer la...

Postpartum Support International
Eligibility: None
Fees: None

Postpartum Support International (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 t...

Reinvent South Stockton Coalition
Eligibility: None
Fees: None

Reinvent South Stockton Coalition (RSSC) is a collective impact movement with over 60 partners focused on the needs of the city’s communities that have been most impacted by historic underinvestment, redlining, and persistent poverty. All activities and decisions provide residents with tools and opportunities to move up the “ladder of citizen participation.” RSSC seeks to improve the overall health and well-being of the South Stockton community by addressing several key social determinants o...

Right to Protect
Eligibility: For advocacy services, must be a victim or survivor of domestic violence, sexual violence, human trafficking, or stalking. For parenting and anger management classes, you can be self-enrolled or manda...
Fees: Advocacy services are free. Classes require registration fee, plus per-class fee with paid-in-full discount available.

Right to Protect offers the following programs and classes to the community: Victim/Survivor Advocacy: adovcacy services at all levels including accompanying clients to court dates. Parenting classes (virtual/online)Anger Management classes (virtual/online)Safe at Home: enrollment is conducted online and via phone. All eligible California residents are encouraged to apply. CBT Counseling

San Joaquin County Department of Aging and Community Services
Eligibility: Varies 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 WheelsCase ManagementFamily Caregiver Support ProgramRetired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP)Energy programs Energy Crisis Intervention Program (ECIP)Home Energy As...

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

The Long Term Care Ombudsman program has paid staff and state-certified volunteers who advocate for the dignity, quality of life and care of all long-term care residents residing in licensed care facilities. 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.
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 21 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/youth is in danger of continued abuse or neglect, including physical, emotional/mental, medical neglect, abandonment, sexual abuse, or sexual exploitation, either in-house family maintenance services or juvenile court intervention are provided. Such intervention attempts are ...

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 Foundation, Inc (San Joaquin Fair Housing)
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 in San Joaquin County....
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 Gospel Justice Center (Legal Clinic)
Eligibility: Resident of San Joaquin County
Fees: $30

San Joaquin Gospel Justice Center is a team of volunteers providing legal assistance for those who need answers and guidance from an attorney. Here is what you can expect from them:An appointment with a lawyer to assess your need and help you put together a plan to move forwardA meeting with a client advocate for referrals and additional support servicesAn inviting atmosphere and friendly support teamActivities for children while you meet with the lawyer...

San Joaquin Pride Center (SJPC)
Eligibility: Open and free services to all of the LGBT+ community of San Joaquin County.
Fees: None

San Joaquin Pride Center serves the diverse LGBT+ community in San Joaquin County and the surrounding areas by creating a safe and welcoming space, providing resources that enrich body, mind and spirit, and educating the public in tolerance and respect for all people within the LGBT+ community. They offer the following programs:Cultural Sensitivity Trainings: the San Joaquin Pride Center offers Cultural Sensitivity Trainings throughout San Joaquin County and surrounding areas. If you have any q...

Social Justice Collaborative
Eligibility: Anyone in need of immigration or immigration criminal defense representation.
Fees: None

Social Justice Collaborative protects and advances the rights of immigrants and their families through legal representation in immigration and criminal court as well as community advocacy. They are one of the first non-profits in the nation to protect the rights of non-citizens through immigration and criminal defense representation.They believe that all non-citizens should be entitled to a free attorney to defend them from deportation. They also believe that:All immigrants should have attorney...

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

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)SB Insights blogLegislative updates Publications Conferences and educational symposiumsCorporate and affiliate chapters and eventsSB-You educational webinar series for adultsSB StoriesIndividual and systems advocacy...

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). Others with disabilities may contact their office for informa...
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: Please see below.
Fees: None

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. Since 2003, the Stockton Arts Commission has awarded nearly $1,000,000 to support, stimulate, and strengthen the arts in Stockton. These grants help non-profit arts organizations, artists (including student artists), and art educators serve a diverse community.The Commission was founded by Ma...

Stockton Unified School District (Families in Transition (FIT))
Eligibility: Please see below.
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.Stockton Unified School District (SUSD) serves homeless families with children and unaccompanied youth who are residing within the boundaries of SUSD. Services are offered t...

Three Seeds Organization (Three Seeds)
Eligibility: None
Fees: None

Three Seeds is a non-profit, culture and community service organization. They foster family self-sufficiency in a sustained environment that unites teams from the community to empower by supporting confidence, intercultural communication skills, and developing social skills. At Three Seeds the focus is on servicing the community with the highest levels of respect, and they will do everything possible to meet expectations. The three "seeds" focus is on education, employment, and empowerment. They...

Tracy Community Connections Center
Eligibility: Homeless and those at risk of becoming homeless.
Fees: None

Tracy Community Connections Center (Tracy CCC) provides services and support to Tracy area homeless and those at risk of becoming homeless. Services include showers, laundry services, emergency shelter, recuperative care and case management.Tracy CCC has launched its mobile shower trailer Monday and Thursdays from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. It is stationed at El Pescadero Park, 301 West Grant Line Road in Tracy.

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

Message from the United States House of Representatives, Jerry McNerney:"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 v...

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 San Joaquin County 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 (California Victims of Crime Resource Center)
Eligibility: None
Fees: None

California 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 domest...

Victims of Crime Resource Center
Eligibility: Victims of any crime in the State of California.
Fees: None

The Center has operated the State of California’s confidential, toll free 1-800-VICTIMS line since 1984. McGeorge students, under attorney supervision, provide information and referrals statewide to victims, their families, victim service providers, and victim advocates. Primarily through the hotline, Center staff provide resource and referral information to victims and their families, victim service providers, and other victim advocates. Callers receive information on such matters as victims c...

Winning Village, Inc.
Eligibility: Low-income families.
Fees: Sliding scale. Family Resource and Referral Center is accepted for children ages 2 to 12 years.

Child care for children 2 to 13 years oldTutoringMentoringCollege-bound workshopsPlease call to schedule an appointment for additional details and eligibility.

Women's Center-Youth & Family Services
Eligibility: Please see below.
Fees: None

Women’s Center-Youth & Family Services (WCYFS) is San Joaquin County’s primary 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. WCYFS has a staff of 70 providing services at 10 sites throughout San Jo...