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Legal Assistance for Seniors, Inc.
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P Human Services
P80 Services to Promote the Independence of Specific Populations
P Human Services
P81 Senior Centers/Services
I Crime, Legal Related
I80 Legal Services
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For more than 35 years, Legal Assistance for Seniors (LAS) has provided free legal services to Alameda County seniors to ensure their independence and dignity by protecting their legal rights through education, counseling and advocacy. LAS attorneys and advocates serve an average of 1,500 clients annually, representing them in the areas of: physical and financial abuse, citizenship issues, ways to avoid consumer fraud, guardianship of minors, and advocacy for those falling through the cracks in the healthcare system. Last year, LAS made education presentations to 8,000 seniors, caregivers and service providers on important issues affecting older adults. LAS is the parent agency for the Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program (HICAP), a volunteer-based program that helps seniors and their families navigate the health insurance maze. Finally, LAS hosts California’s largest annual conference on addressing and preventing elder abuse.
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Ms. Francel D'Andrea
Francel D’Andrea became the Executive Director of LAS in January 2009. She has a strong leadership background and many years of experience in the nonprofit sector. Prior to joining LAS, Francel was the Executive Director of the Oakland Elizabeth House for 5 years. Elizabeth House is a transitional residence for homeless women and children. She was also the Director of a Transitional Housing Program at the Catherine McAuley Center in Scranton, PA. In her work with nonprofit organizations, Francel has worked with the senior community as a senior advocate for the county of Luzerne and worked with the Sisters of Mercy in the development and licensing of the Mercy Center Retirement Community. She held a leadership position with the Sisters of Mercy for eight years. Francel is also a teacher and taught for many years in elementary schools throughout the state of Pennsylvania. Francel holds a bachelors degree in Education and a Masters Degree in Pastoral Ministry.
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