Human Services Department

The Human Services Department is the right place to start when you need support.

Free Tax Help Can Bring You Higher Refunds

Earn it keep it save it thumbnailFor Households Earning $54,000 or Less in 2017

Make an appointment forfree tax preparation help through the Earn It! Keep It! Save It! program. With guidance from experienced tax preparers, you may find you qualify for  federal tax credits that can increase your refund.

Make an appointment at locations throughout the county through April 18 by calling 2-1-1. For details, addresses of tax preparation locations and a list of paperwork to bring to an appointment, visit or call (707) 528-4485, ext. 122. The program is led by United Way of the Wine County and supported by the Human Services Department.

Free Job Link Employment Fair Feb. 15

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Thursday, Feb. 15, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., talk with employers at the free Job Link Job Fair, 2227 Capricorn Way, Santa Rosa. Open to all job seekers! The special theme is New Careers for Workers Over 40. 

Tuesday, February 13, from 11 a.m.-12:30 a.m., prep your resume and other skills at a free Job Fair Prep workshop. 

To register for either event, download flyers or find a list of attending employers, visit

  • Published on January 8, 2018

    Sonoma County employers from all industries can meet qualified job seekers at four free job fairs hosted by Sonoma County Job Link and the Workforce Investment Board (WIB).

  • Published on December 19, 2017

    Though household incomes rose in 2016 for some Sonoma County families, more than 160,000 low-income households continued to be unable to afford the food needed to prepare three meals a day. For these residents, many of them children and seniors, going without lunch or missing breakfast is unavoidable even by those receiving help from local charitable and government nutrition programs.

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Contact Information

Human Services Department
County of Sonoma
Business Hours
Monday – Friday
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Contact us by Phone
3600 Westwind Boulevard
Santa Rosa, CA 95403
38.508155, -122.795028
Mailing Address
PO Box 1539
Santa Rosa, CA 95402

Visit HSD in Petaluma

Human Services South County Center

5350 Old Redwood Highway

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Call for an appointment (707) 565-5511

Report Abuse

Child abuse or neglect, (707) 565-4304 or (800) 870-7064

Adult abuse, neglect or exploitation, (800) 667-0404

Welfare fraud, (707) 565-8530 or (800) 344-8477

Civil rights violations, (707) 565-5855

SB 272

Senate Bill 272 requires local agencies publish a list of systems that serve as original sources of data within an agency.

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