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Mother Lode

Our Programs and Services help people in need at every stage of life: children, youth, families, and elders. The Mother Lode Office has been providing assistance to older adults in the foothill communities of Alpine, Amador, Calaveras, Mariposa, Mono, and Tuolumne Counties.

88 Bradford St., Sonora, CA 95370
Open Monday - Friday: 8:30 am - 12:00 pm & 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Services for Seniors and Families

C.A.F.E. - Connections and Awareness for Elders
The Program  Volunteers provide a connection to isolated and lonely older adults as well as support, encouragement, and activities.      

Elder Abuse Prevention Program                                                                                                        
The Elder Abuse Prevention Program was created to educate the public about the physical, emotional and financial abuse of seniors. Outreach efforts include presentations and training sessions for Certified Nursing Assistants, facility staff, clergy, service organizations, financial institutions and other mandated reporters. Topics include mandated reporting procedures, identity theft, caregiver burnout and other topics in order to reduce victimization of seniors and dependent adults.

Legal Advocacy for Seniors Program
Free legal advocacy for adults 60 years and older is provided by the Legal Advocacy Program. Services include assistance with wills, landlord or renter issues, problems with contractors, fraud, and other legal issues.

Ombudsman Program                                                                                                                             
The Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program advocates for the rights and quality care of residents of skilled nursing facilities and residential care facilities for the elderly.

In partnership with Sonora Area Foundation the GRACE Fund provides assistance to individuals and families who are experiencing hardships.


Counseling Services

Family Counseling                                                                                                                                                                 The Family Counseling Services Program provides linguistically and culturally responsive mental health treatment intervention and education to under-served and diverse populations in our communities. Catholic Charities is committed to offering family wellness services that are professional, accessible, low-cost, short-term out-patient counseling to under-served populations.

Mother Lode Wellness Program
The Mother Lode Wellness Program provides counseling services for those 55 and over. Services are provided in the home or at the Catholic Charities Office. *Sliding scale fee may apply


Environmental Education 

Environmental Justice Program
Educates and motivates Catholics in the Stockton Diocese to a deeper reverence and respect for God’s creation, and engages local parishes in activities to resolve environmental problems.


Veteran Assistance Services 

Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF)
The SSVF Program provides comprehensive supportive services to veterans and their families to prevent homelessness and promotes housing stability for families. All services are provided in collaboration and in partnership with the D.A.V. Charities of San Joaquin County and Dignity’s Alcove, Inc


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