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Senior Citizens Legal Services

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General Agency Information
Name: Senior Citizens Legal Services
Address: 501 Soquel Avenue Suite F
Santa Cruz,  CA  95062
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Contact Information
Primary Phone: 831-426-8824
Fax: 831-426-3345
Days/Hours of Operation: By Appointment
Monday, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Tuesday, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Wednesday, 1 p.m.-4:30 p.m.
Thursday, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Friday, 8:30 a.m.-noon
Description: Senior Citizens Legal Services (SCLS) provides free legal services to elderly residents of Santa Cruz and San Benito Counties. The highest priority of the program is to defend the right of the elderly to quality health care, social integration, and to be secure in their persons and property and to be free of discrimination on the basis of age or disability.

​Watsonville Office
114 E. Fifth Street
P.O. Box 1156
Watsonville, CA 95077
Tues by appt only:

ELIGIBILITY: Ages 60-over, or 55-59 if indigent. Priority given to those in greatest social/economic need. Must be a resident of Santa Cruz or San Benito County. Call for appointment.
Programs: The highest priorities are defending the right of seniors to live in peace and comfort, and to enjoy decent housing, quality health care, financial security, social integration, security of their persons and property, and freedom from discrimination based on age or disability.
We commonly see clients for the following issues:
- Medicare and Medi-Cal
- Health insurance
- Elder abuse
- Social Security & SSI
- Age discrimination
- Conservatorship
- Consumer problems
- Debt collection defense
- Mobile home problems
- Tenant rights
- Nursing homes, residential care facilities and patient rights
- Guardianships of minor children
Publications: Information packets available
Languages other than English: Spanish
Accommodations for Disabled Persons: Parking & Wheelchair Access
Public Transportation: Available Within One Block
Eligibility: See Description Notes
Fees: None
Areas Served: San Benito County
Santa Cruz County
Physical Location: Santa Cruz
Officials/Contact Persons
Officials: Creighton Mendivil
Executive Director/Directing Attorney
Contact Persons: Aracely Jimenez
Subject Headings
Subject Headings: Consumer Assistance and Protection
Debt Management
Developmental Disabilities
Discrimination Assistance
Frail Elderly
Information Services
Landlord/Tenant Assistance
Legal Counseling
Legal Services
Low Income
Nursing Facility Complaints
Older Adults
Outreach Programs
Patient Rights Assistance
Physical Disabilities
Private Nonprofits
This agency was last updated on April 6, 2020.