Description: Description: Senior Resource Directory of Lake & Mendocino County

 

For questions, contact Senior Information & Assistance at 707-468-5132 (or 1-800-510-2020 within Lake and Mendocino Counties) or email us at IASpecialist@hotmail.com.

 

 

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Entitlement Programs

 

Benefits CheckUp

Need to learn what benefits/programs you might be eligible for? Sponsored by the National Council on Aging, www.BenefitsCheckUp.org asks a series of questions. Based upon your answers, you receive a report that describes the programs you may be eligible to receive help from. You can apply for many of the programs online or you can print an application form.

 

Employment Development Department ~ Unemployment Insurance

800-300-5616

TTY 800-815-9387

Unemployment insurance. See www.edd.ca.gov.

 

Employment Development Department ~ Workforce Services

55 First St., 1stFloor, (mail to Ste. C), Lakeport

262-3105 or 262-3116

310 E. Redwood Ave., Fort Bragg

964-3295

631 S. Orchard, Ukiah

463-5710

Free job placement and referrals, unemployment insurance, state disability insurance, employment and training, special program for Veterans. See www.edd.ca.gov.

 

Lake County Department of

Social Services

15975 Anderson Ranch Pkwy, PO Box 9000, Lower Lake

800-628-5288 or 995-4200

Multi-program agency supports needs of low-income individuals and families including Medi-Cal, CMSP, General Assistance/CalFresh, IHSS, APS, Section 8 Housing, Public Authority, Area Agency on Aging, Long-Term Care Ombudsman, Public Administrator and Public Guardian. Contact agency or apply online at www.C4Yourself.com. See www.co.lake.ca.us/Government/Directory/ Social_Services.htm.

 

Mendocino County Health and Human Services Agency, Social Services

764 S. Franklin St., PO Box 1306, Fort Bragg

877-327-1677 or 962-1000

747 S. State St., PO Box 839, Ukiah

877-327-1799 or 463-7900

221 S. Lenore Ave., Willits

800-771-2453 or 456-3740

Multi-program agency supports needs of low-income individuals and families including Medi-Cal, CMSP, General Assistance/CalFresh, IHSS, Public Authority, APS, Public Administrator, Public Guardian/Conservator, Long-Term Care Ombudsman, Area Agency on Aging, and Veteran's Services. Contact agency or apply online at www.C4Yourself.com. See www.co.mendocino.ca.us/hhsa/adult/adult.htm.

 

Social Security Administration

991 Parallel Dr., Ste. A, Lakeport

888-676-2666

521 S. Orchard Ave., Ukiah
888-590-2706

National line 800-772-1213

National TTY 800-325-0778

Takes applications for retirement, disability and survivors benefits for workers and their families. Administers the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program. Also issues Social Security numbers. Eligibility: Retiree or disabled, with qualifying quarters worked. SSI for those aged or disabled with limited income and assets. Contact Social Security to learn how much money you can earn without lowering your Social Security or SSI payments. Many items can be handled on-line at website, such as filing claims, making changes, receiving benefit verification and other information. See www.socialsecurity.gov.

 

Grants

 

The Community Foundation of Mendocino County

204 S. Oak St., Ukiah

468-9882

County-wide non-profit organization that matches donors philanthropic interests with community needs and opportunities. Administers various grant programs, including the Angel Fund and the Community Enrichment Grant program. For fund and grant information, see www.communityfound.org.

 

Angel FundProvides one-time financial assistance of $100-$300 to families, children, and elderly individuals in Mendocino County who need to get through short-term crisis situations and who have needs that are not met by other public or private programs. Typical areas of assistance include health and safety needs, or to assist work or education. Funds are administered through local non-profits. Call or visit www.communityfound.org for information and application.

 

Money Management

 

If forgetting to pay bills is an issue, contact utility, phone service, and other providers to sign up for "Third Party Notification" to let someone else know if payments become overdue.

 

Consumer Credit Counseling Service of San Francisco ~ Santa Rosa

70 Stony Point Rd., Ste. C, Santa Rosa

800-777-7526

Budget counseling and debt management; bankruptcy education and counseling; HUD approved housing counseling agency including foreclosure prevention and reverse mortgages. See www.cccssf.org.

 

Finance for People

PO Box 907, Redwood Valley

485-8178

Representative payee and money management services for individuals referred through Social Security, by other local agencies, or self-referral. No home visits.

 

Financial Resource Center/Consumer Credit Counseling Service

1309 11th St., Ste. 104, Arcata

800-762-1811 or 822-8536

Budget and debt counseling and management; bankruptcy education and counseling. See www.financialresourcecenter.org.

 

Northern Circle Indian Housing Authority

694 Pinoleville Dr., Ukiah

468-1336
HUD approved housing counseling agency offers credit counseling, credit repair, first-time home buyer education and down payment assistance for some Native American communities. See www.nciha.org.

 

Redwood Coast Senior Center Money Management

490 N. Harold St., Fort Bragg

964-0443

Representative payee service, money management for clients referred by Mendocino County Health & Human Services Agency. Home visits available.

 

Tom Cariveau FiduciaryServices

PO Box 1260, Lakeport

263-0808

Representative payee service, money management, special needs trust administration. E-mail at tctrustee@mchsi.com

 

Tsunami Enterprises

PO Box 608, Ukiah

463-2546

Representative payee service, money management. Home visits available. See www.tsunami-enterprises.org.

 

Ukiah Senior Center Money

Management

499 Leslie St., Ukiah

462-4343 ext. 102

Representative payee service, money management for clients age 55+, or younger with disability. Home visits available. See www.ukiahseniorcenter.org.

 

Willits Senior Center Money Management

1501 Baechtel Rd., Willits

459-6826

Representative payee services, money management for clients age 55+. See www.willitsseniorcenter.com.

 

 

Taxes

 

AARP Tax-Aide Program

601 E. St. NW, Washington DC

888-227-7669

IRS-certified volunteers provide free one-to- one tax counseling from Feb. 1st to Apr. 15th of each year, often at local senior centers. Eligibility: Low and middle income taxpayers, with special attention to those age 60+. See www.aarp.org/money/taxaide.

 

California State Franchise Tax Board

800-852-5711

See www.ftb.ca.gov.

 

Internal Revenue Service (IRS)

800-829-1040

See www.irs.gov.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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