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California Free Legal Answers

California Free Legal Answers provides free online legal help for issues related to COVID-19 or the recent wildfires.

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Disaster Legal Assistance Hotline

The State-wide Disaster Legal Assistance Hotline provides disaster survivors with free legal help relating to the recent wildfires.

Common topics include: housing, landlord/tenant, insurance, FEMA and many more.

Call 888-382-3406


Disaster Distress Hotline

The Disaster Distress Hotline  is run by SAMHSA , it provides free counseling and support services to disaster survivors. Their hotline is open 24/7.

Call or text 1-800-985-5990 to get help



Wills Assistance For Emergency Responders

WAFER assist essential workers that are at high risk of contracting COVID-19 with the preparation of estate planning documents such as statutory wills, advanced healthcare directives and power of attorney. Volunteer attorneys are available to help individuals complete their forms over the phone.

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