Disaster Relief Information

Statewide Disaster Resources:

 

COVID-19

 

California Free Legal Answers

Write your legal question relating to COVID-19 and a lawyer will write you a free answer.

Go to Free Legal Answers

 

 

Court Information

The services and hours of many courts have been affected by COVID-19. Please call or visit your local court’s website to learn more.

 

 

Work/Employment Rights

Helplines for Work issues

Legal Aid at Work's Workers’ Rights Clinic provides low-income and unemployed people with confidential information about their legal rights related to work in California. They provide services in Spanish, Mandarin, and Cantonese, and can accommodate other languages.

Before calling, please read this FAQ

  • San Francisco: 866-864-8208

  • East Palo Alto: 866-864-8208

  • Watsonville: 831-722-2845

  • Santa Ana: 714-571-5200

  • San Diego: 619-260-7470

  • Sacramento: 916-905-5857

  • Berkeley/Oakland: 866-864-8208

  • Merced: 559-570-1200

  • Fresno: 559-570-1200

  • San Bernardino: 909-889-7328

  • Statewide Employment Rights Virtual Clinics during Coronavirus 

 

Employment Resources

Unemployment/Benefits

Housing

There are many local, state and national protections for housing for people impacted by COVID-19. In addition to the resources below, make sure to visit your county or city website or call 211 to see what local resources and programs are available to you.

 

If you are not sure what applies to you, please use our "Search for legal Help" tool to find legal aid programs in your area. They should be able to tell you what local programs and protections you are eligible for.

California Housing Resources

 

Rental Assistance Programs

Health/Insurance

 

 

Financial

 

 

 

Protection from Abuse

Utilities

 

 

 

Scams

 

General Resources

 

California Fire Disaster Resources 

Resources for Specific Fires 

If you are impacted by a California fire, please visit www.fire.ca.gov or your county's website for information. LawHelpCA will add new legal resources for California fires as they become available.  

 

Disaster Legal Assistance Hotline

Free hotline for people affected by the wildfires in California. Leave a voicemail and an attorney will call you back.

1-(888)382-3406

 

California Free Legal Answers

Write your legal question relating to the recent wildfires and a lawyer will write you a free answer.

Go to Free Legal Answers

 

2021 Fires

 

Caldor Fire

A Local Assistance Center (LAC) is open to provide County and State services, information and resource referrals to individuals, families and businesses impacted by the Caldor fire. 

Address: 6699 Campus Drive, Placerville, CA 95667. Located at Folsom Lake Community College, El Dorado Campus, Fitness Center Building.

Hours: 
Monday-Friday       10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Wednesdays           1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Saturday               10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

 

Dixie Fire

Plumas County has created a Digital Assistance Center for individuals, families and businesses impacted by the DIxie Fire. 

 

Monument Fire

A Local Assistance Center (LAC) is open to provide County and State services, information and resource referrals to individuals, families and businesses impacted by the Monument fire. 

Address 109 Memorial Drive, Weaverville, CA 96093. Located at the Veterans Memorial Hall.

Hours: 
Thursday 9/9       12:00pm to 8:00pm
Friday 9/10          12:00pm to 8:00pm
Saturday 9/11      9:00am to 4:00pm

 

French Fire

 

2020 Fires

General

 

If you are impacted by a California fire, please visit www.fire.ca.gov or your county's website for more information. LawHelpCA will add new legal resources for California fires as they become available.  

Video Resources

For more information and online resources about disaster assistance and recovery, including information about crisis counseling, a guide to replacing lost legal documents, see LawHelpCA's disaster assistance information.

You can also find information about legal aid resources for natural disasters nationwide at disasterlegalaid.org.

**The legal aid community is currently coordinating legal assistance for fire victims throughout the state - more information available soon. Please check back here as we will be updating this page regularly.

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