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Legal Services for Seniors

Mission

“Legal Services for Seniors provides legal services at no charge to Monterey County residents 60 years of age and older with an emphasis on the socially and/or economically needy.”

The Big Idea

Since beginning their “Education is Empowerment” series last year, Legal Services for Seniors has provided educational workshops to attorneys and other professionals as well as providing more than 200 community members with legal tools to protect themselves. These educational workshops present legal information on topics ranging from financial elder abuse to estate planning, landlord/tenant regulations, home ownership and consumer law protections. Advocates have given these workshops in local libraries, community centers and everywhere seniors and the community meet. That translates to more than 15 locations throughout Monterey County from King City to Prunedale.

The panelists are so well prepared! I walked away with a wealth of knowledge on ways to protect myself from financial elder abuse, and can’t wait for the next workshop.

- Anonymous

We’re In This Together

Nonprofits are more important that ever in this trying time. Monterey County Gives! was created to support the local nonprofit community's Big Ideas (and programs). And thanks to your participation and generosity, Monterey County Gives! raised over $5.3 million for 163 local nonprofits in 2019.

MCGives! has now raised and contributed over $27 million dollars since its inception ten years ago. That’s astounding. And wonderful. Thank you to all our Partners, Sponsors, nonprofit Board Directors, staff and volunteers — and each of our 4,902 donors. We did it, together.

APPLY FOR Monterey County Gives!

The 2020 Monterey County Gives! RFP (for applying nonprofits) is active until August 1. Monterey County Gives! 2020 campaign kicks off in early November.