Legal Aid of Sonoma County is a private non-profit 501(c) (3) charitable organization.
Donors have many worthy organizations asking for their support. How do they decide who needs the money most urgently? How does a donor know their contribution will truly make a difference? At Legal Aid of Sonoma County, we take each donor’s gift as a commitment to providing key services to our community. We feel that we are unique in ability to truly apply dollars to programs in a direct manner.
Unique: We are the ONLY agency in Sonoma County providing complete crisis legal services for battered women and children, and to those at risk of homelessness.
Permanency: “The donation that keeps on giving”: Unlike an isolated instance of aid, legal services provide emergency relief as well as permanent client benefits that extend long into the future. A protective order for a battered woman and her child secures her home from the batterer and gives her child support for food, thereby providing food and shelter for years to come.
Preventative: Our services are preventative and relieve other social and governmental services. They keep children out of the foster care system, keep battered women out of emergency rooms and shelters, and prevent families from becoming homeless.