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Women's Community Center

 

What is the Women's Community Center?

The Women's Community Center (WCC) is the only grassroots all volunteer organization in the county with the direct mission to maintain an accessible center to collect and exchange information of interest and concern to women, to organize and facilitate workshops, clinics, seminars, classes and support groups on subjects of interest and need, and to engage in and facilitate interaction among local, state and national agencies and organizations working to benefit women.

What types of legal services does the WCC offer?

The main legal focus for the WCC is Family Law.

WCC presents an educational seminar (Divorce Class) for people contemplating divorce, giving practical tips to be prepared and information necessary to help the client help her attorney through the process.

In collaboration with the Family Law Section of the San Luis Obispo County Bar Association, the WCC provides a legal pro per clinic once a month. Clients speak to lawyers about their cases, in a one-on-one setting.

Participants in the pro per clinic must not be represented by an attorney in their court proceedings. The attorneys who talk to them at the clinic will not be representing them in court but can give them specific legal advice how to proceed on their own. Participants are welcome to return to this clinic as many times as necessary.

WCC has also created a handbook for participants of our services to assist them in shepherding their own divorce matters through the court system.

When and where are the Divorce Classes held?

The Divorce Class is held the 3rd Wednesday of every month starting at 7:00 pm. The Class is held at:

WCC
4251 South Higuera (inside the SLO Business Center)
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

Is there a cost to attend the Divorce Class?

A donation of $10.00 is asked to attend the Divorce Class.

When and where is the Pro Per Clinic held?

The Pro Per Clinic is held the 4th Tuesday of every month starting at 5:30 pm. Advance registration is required. The Clinic is held at:

WCC
4251 South Higuera (inside the SLO Business Center)
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

Is there a cost to attend the Pro Per Clinic?

A donation of $40.00 is asked to attend the Pro Per Clinic.

What other types of services does the WCC offer?

Beginning in 2010, WCC will provide low cost supervision monitors for parents required to have supervised visitation after divorce. Call WCC at (805)544.9313 for more information about this program. WCC also provides court watchers, volunteers who sit in the courtroom and observe proceedings, especially in cases where one party has no attorney and the other side does. As advocates for a fair and equitable treatment of women in the family court system, we have found that the presence of a neutral observer helps improve the atmosphere in the courtroom so that the self-represented person has a fair opportunity to present her case. WCC also serves as the umbrella for Real FACTS, a group which monitors and advocates against abuses in the child welfare system.

How do I contact the WCC?

WCC maintains an office in San Luis Obispo with a 24-hour message phone. We have a dedicated staff of volunteers who come in every day to take the messages and return calls. Call (805) 544.9313 for more information, email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , or visit our website at www.wccslo.org.