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Human Services Department

Our goal is to protect and improve the well-being of the individuals and families who reside in Sonoma County – especially those who cannot protect themselves. The Sonoma County Human Services Department is the right place to start when you need help. Our programs serve adults, children, families, veterans, people with disabilities and the elderly.

We can help with everything from getting you back on your feet after a financial crisis, to protecting abused or neglected children and elders. We also team up with other organizations around the county to make sure you have what you need to make your life in Sonoma County the best it can be.

You can help too. Join us in protecting and improving the lives of people in Sonoma County. Please help by reporting abuse, becoming a foster parent, reporting fraud, or volunteering.

  • Published on July 29, 2015
    If you are age 60 or over and a Sonoma County resident, the Sonoma County Area Agency on Aging (AAA) would like to hear from you.  The AAA is interested in your ideas, suggestions and concerns about what seniors need most to improve their health and quality of life in Sonoma County. A senior needs assessment survey will assist the AAA in developing a 4-Year Area Plan. Your input is vital. Please go to www.socoaaa.org to take the survey.
  • Published on July 24, 2015
    The Human Services Department Economic Assistance lobby at 2550 Paulin Drive, Santa Rosa, reopens for in-person services on Monday, July 27, 2015 for new and ongoing CalFresh, Medi-Cal and General Assistance clients. The temporary office at 3325 Chanate will close at 5 p.m. on Friday, July 24, 2015The Paulin Drive lobby has been closed since in March.
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  • Published on July 31, 2015

    The Sonoma County Elder Justice Coalition seeks  community volunteers with financial expertise to assist the new Financial Abuse Specialist Team (FAST) in its mission to identify, investigate, prevent and remedy an increasing number of elder financial abuse cases. In Sonoma County in 2014, 25% of the 3500 reports to Adult Protective Services involved elder financial abuse and exploitation, funds seniors could have used to pay for rent, medical care and other basic needs. 

  • Published on June 19, 2015
    To improve client services in the Sonoma County Human Services Department Economic Assistance offices, a new check-in kiosk has been added to 520 Mendocino Avenue, Santa Rosa, while the reopening of the service lobby at 2550 Paulin Drive has been delayed to mid-July
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A Note from the Director

Jerry Dunn
Jerry Dunn

I want to thank our dedicated staff and community partners who work tirelessly on behalf of our community members who need our assistance. And I want to thank the Board of Supervisors and the County Administrator for their on-going support in providing critical services to children, families, and individuals in our community.

Jerry Dunn, Director of Human Services

Contact Information

Human Services Department
County of Sonoma
Office Hours
Monday – Friday
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
3600 Westwind Boulevard
Santa Rosa, CA 95403
38.508155, -122.795028
PO Box 1539
Santa Rosa, CA 95402

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How You Can Help

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There are many opportunities to help the Human Services Department. This document offers suggestions for an individual or a group to donate their time, goods, or funds.


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