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Community Services


Sonoma County 2-1-1 is staffed by volunteers who provide the link between people who have needs with the services that can alleviate those needs.

Just dial 211. It's that easy!

Or search for services at their website at

Child Support Assistance

California Department of Child Support Services: A child support guideline calculator can be accessed via the internet to estimate the amount of child support that can be ordered in a case. Go to the Guideline Calculator section from the following website:

Family Law Facilitator/Self Help Center: See information at the Family Law Facilitator page

Sonoma County Department of Child Support Services: For assistance in obtaining a child support order, collecting child support, and/or establishing paternity contact Sonoma County Department of Child Support Services Toll free (888) 271-4214 or direct line (707) 565-4000 Website:

Legal Assistance – Free or Low Cost

California Rural Legal Assistance provides free legal services for low-income persons. Helps with landlord/tenant, employment, education. (707) 528-9941

Disability Law Clinic provides services for social security disability and supplemental security recipients. They will assist persons with disabilities whose rights have been violated. (707) 528-2745

Fair Housing of Sonoma County provides information and referrals for landlords and tenants in the areas of housing discrimination and landlord-tenant relationships, law and practices. (707) 579-5033.

Legal Document Assistants prepare legal forms for you but cannot give legal advice, explanation, opinion or recommendation. They charge a fee for their services. You can find many of them listed under Legal Document Assistants in the yellow pages of the phone book.

Sonoma County Bar Association Sonoma County Lawyer Referral Service is designed to assist people with finding the right lawyer. The initial consultation costs $50.00 for all cases. If you have additional questions, please call (707) 546-5297 for further assistance. Thank you.

Sonoma County Legal Aid provides assistance with restraining order application paperwork. Call (707) 542-1290 to arrange an appointment.

Sonoma County Legal Services Foundation provides legal services available on a sliding scale based on an individual’s income. Low cost workshops are offered monthly on various topics such as restraining order problems, lawsuits in civil court, cleaning up criminal records, driver’s license retrieval. (707) 546-2924

Sonoma County Public Law Library 2604 Ventura Ave, Santa Rosa, (707) 565-2668

Recourse Mediation Services is a community-based agency that provides mediation, reconciliation, and conflict resolution education. (707) 525-8545

Self Help Books

Purchase self help legal books (called Nolo Press books) at bookstores or through the Nolo Press website:

You may also be able to view the books at the law library located at 2604 Ventura Ave, Santa Rosa, (707) 565-2668

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