Consumer Services Guide (CSG)

Consumer Services Guide (CSG) Edition

The Consumer Services Guide is searchable directory of resources which can help you with consumer problems and questions. There are multiple editions of the 'Guide', some which deal with specific issues such as housing or credit. The full directory, the Consumer Service Guide Edition, provides access to all the resources collected by Consumer Action.
 
 

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  • Administration on Aging, (HHS)
    Government site includes a directory of state agencies on aging, a directory of state long-term-care ombudsmen, and a link to the Eldercare Locator to help you contact local service agencies.

  • Alabama Council for Developmental Disabilities (ACDD)
    This organization provides a system of community based services for people with developmental disabilities. These activities help individuals gain more self-confidence and determination, in all aspects of community life. The website has a detailed list of disability resources that are located throughout the state of Alabama.

  • Alaska - Department of Community and Economic Development
    Discounted Small Business Loans; Small Business Loans/Lines of Credit; Small Business Seminars/Consulting Services; Start Up Assistance

  • Alliance Against Fraud in Telemarketing and Electronic Commerce (AAFTEC)
    A coalition of public interest groups, trade associations, labor unions, businesses, law enforcement agencies, educators, and consumer protection agencies. Members promote efforts to educate the public about telemarketing and Internet fraud, and how consumers can shop safely by phone and online.

  • American Association for People with Disabilities (AAPD)
    This non-profit agency provides resources that help people with disabilities receive the economic and social fairness and political freedom that they deserve. The website also contains links to a vast amount of national, state, and local programs that will aid people with disabilities.

  • American Council on Consumer Interests (ACCI)
    The leading consumer policy research and education organization consisting of a world wide community of researchers, educators and related professionals dedicated to enhancing consumer well-being. A major goal is to advance consumer knowledge by identifying issues, stimulating research, promoting education, and informing policy.

  • American Council on Science and Health (ACSH)
    A consumer education consortium concerned with issues related to food, nutrition, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, lifestyle, the environment and health. ACSH is an independent, nonprofit, tax-exempt organization.

  • American Diabetes Association (ADA)
    This non-profit organization provides diabetes research, information, and advocacy. It is dedicated to preventing and curing the disease and making the lives of the people who have it better. Besides providing many public service programs including a toll-free telephone and email hotline, a brochure and resource guide, this organization also puts out events and annual reports. Find the location of the ADA office nearest you…

  • American Institute of Philanthropy
    The American Institute of Philanthropy (AIP) is a nationally prominent charity watchdog service whose purpose is to help donors make informed giving decisions.

  • Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Information Line, (DOJ)
    The U.S. Department of Justice provides information about the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) through a toll-free ADA Information Line. This service permits businesses, State and local governments, or others to call and ask questions about general or specific ADA requirements including questions about the ADA Standards for Accessible Design. ADA specialists are available Monday through Friday from 9:30 AM until 5:30 PM (eastern time)…

  • Antitrust Division, (DOJ)
    The mission of the Antitrust Division is to promote economic competition through enforcing and providing guidance on antitrust laws and principles.

  • Appleseed
    A non-profit network of 17 public interest justice centers in the United States and Mexico, Appleseed is dedicated to building a society in which opportunities are genuine, access to the law is universal and equal, and government advances the public interest. Appleseed uncovers and corrects injustices and barriers to opportunity through legal, legislative and market-based structural reform. Working with our huge pro bono network, we…

  • Architects Board
    The California Architects Board (Board) was created in 1901 by the California Legislature to fulfill the mission of protecting the health, safety, and welfare of the public through the regulation of the practice of architecture in California. It is one of numerous boards, bureaus, commissions, and committees within the Department of Consumer Affairs responsible for consumer protection and the regulation of licensed professionals. The Board…

  • Arkansas - Securities Division
    Each state has its own laws and regulations for securities brokers and for all types of securities, including stocks, mutual funds, commodities, real estate offerings, uninsured investment products sold by banks and others. The officials enforce these laws and regulations. State securities agencies are responsible also for preventing fraud and abuse in the sale of all but the largest securities offerings. If you have a…

  • Arkansas - The Office of Motor Vehicle
    The Arkansas Office of Motor Vehicle primary responsibilities are to administer the State of Arkansas vehicle registration, title, and lien perfection laws. The Office establishes and maintains the vehicle registration, title and lien perfection operating procedures used in the State Revenue Offices.

  • Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Los Angeles
    Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Los Angeles (Advancing Justice - LA) is the nation’s largest legal and civil rights organization for Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders (NHPI). Founded in 1983 as the Asian Pacific American Legal Center, Advancing Justice - LA serves more than 15,000 individuals and organizations every year. Through direct services, impact litigation, policy advocacy, leadership development, and capacity building, Advancing…

  • Asian Pacific American Dispute Resolution Center
    The Asian Pacific American Dispute Resolution Center (APADRC) is a 501c3 nonprofit organization that provides mediation and conflict resolution services to the diverse communities in the Los Angeles area, with a focus on the Asian Pacific Islander Population. They strive to improve human relations and race relations by addressing complex, cross cultural community conflicts and their root causes with community partners through education, training, and…

  • Aviation Consumer Protection Division and Enforcement
    The Office of the Assistant General Counsel for Aviation Enforcement and Proceedings, including its Aviation Consumer Protection Division, monitors compliance with and investigates violations of the The Office of the Assistant General Counsel for Aviation Enforcement and Proceedings, including its Aviation Consumer Protection Division, monitors compliance with and investigates violations of the Department of Transportation’s (Department) aviation economic, consumer protection, and civil rights requirements. The…

  • Bankrate.com
    Excellent site offering almost daily updates on rates for mortgages, credit cards, auto loans, checking and savings accounts, home equity loans, ATM fees, as well as banking news.

  • Bay Area Legal Aid
    Bay Area Legal Aid (BayLegal) is the largest provider of free civil legal services in the Bay Area. Their seven regional offices work together to provide high quality legal assistance to low-income people regardless of their location, language, or disability. BayLegal is uniquely positioned to help people across county lines. They assist people in the areas of housing, public benefits, health access, and domestic violence.

  • Beehive
    A site with information and resources about money, health, jobs, school and family.

  • Berkeley Rent Stabilization Board
    The mission of the Rent Stabilization Board is to regulate residential rent increases in the City of Berkeley and to protect against unwarranted rent increases and evictions and to provide a fair return to property owners. The Board works to ensure compliance with legal obligations relating to rental housing; and to advance the housing policies of the City with regard to low and fixed income…

  • Bet Tzedek Legal Services
    Bet Tzedek, The House of Justice, provides free legal assistance to thousands of people who would otherwise be denied access to the legal system underpinning our democracy. Bet Tzedek was founded in 1974 by a few individuals who sought to act upon a central tenet of Jewish law and tradition, which appears in the Bible: "Tzedek, tzedek tirdof -- Justice, justice you shall pursue." This…

  • Better Hearing Institute
    This non-profit organization educates the public about hearing-loss and its prevention. Its many services and programs include a call center which answers questions about hearing loss and brochures about certain subjects. The website also contains a list of resources and important information about hearing loss.

  • Board of Occupational Therapy
    The board licenses Occupational Therapists (OTs) and certifies Occupational Therapist Assistants (OTAs) in California. It also investigates allegations of violations of the OTPA by licensees and certificate-holders.

 
 
 

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