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Economic Assistance

Low-income individuals and families with children can apply for money for food, shelter, health care insurance, medical and dental care, general assistance and other supportive services. Also eligible for benefits are disabled or unemployed persons, and children in foster homes.

Benefits CalWIN: Apply Online!

Apply Online

For CalFresh, Medi-Cal and Covered California, apply online for Benefits CalWIN and get information day or night, or apply for benefits from the privacy of home. Enrollment for CalFresh and Medi-Cal is year-round. Open enrollment for Covered California runs through January 31.

Medi-Cal and CMSP (County Medical Services Program)

2550 Paulin Drive, Santa Rosa, CA (to apply in person)
520 Mendocino Avenue, Santa Rosa, CA (for forms and general information)
1 (877) 699-6868

Pays for eligible medical, dental and emergency services and medicines for low-income families, individuals and children. Certain applicants may qualify for free Medi-Cal benefits under special programs. Apply for services at 2550 Paulin Drive, Santa Rosa or call 1 (877) 699-6868 to begin the application process over the telephone.

Renew your Medi-Cal Benefits:

Download the Medi-Cal renewal form (PDF: 255 kB) to renew your benefits. Please print and mail the forms to:

Sonoma County Human Services Department
PO BOX 1539
Santa Rosa, Ca 95402

CalFresh (formerly Food Stamps)

2550 Paulin Drive, Santa Rosa, CA

Supplements an eligible household's food budget. Acts as a safety net for low income households including those who work for low wages, work part-time, are unemployed, elderly or disabled. Apply for services at 2550 Paulin Drive, Santa Rosa or call (707) 565-2715 or (800) 331-2278.

For more information on qualifying and applying for CalFresh, or for helpful links for current CalFresh clients (such as how to replace a lost or stolen EBT card), visit:


There have been reports of the general public receiving unsolicited calls from what appears to be the SNAP toll free information hotline number.

The unsolicited callers are requesting personal information offering assistance for filling out a SNAP application or other non-SNAP related services such as home security systems. Never provide personal information or your credit card number over the phone to unsolicited callers. This outside entity that has ³spoofed² the SNAP toll free information hotline number is not affiliated with FNS or SNAP. If you suspect that you are receiving illegitimate calls from 1-800-221-5689, you may file a complaint with the FCC

If you have already fallen victim to this or a similar scam, please visit: Federal Trade Commission/Consumer Information For more information on Identity Theft

General Assistance

2550 Paulin Drive, Santa Rosa, CA

Provides assistance with shelter, food and employment services for individuals who are disabled or unemployed and not supported financially by friends, family or any private or public assistance program. Apply for services at 2550 Paulin Drive, Santa Rosa.

Contact Information

Kim Seamans
Division Director
Economic Assistance
Human Services Department
Office Hours
Monday – Friday
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
520 Mendocino Avenue
2550 Paulin Drive, Santa Rosa, CA
Santa Rosa, CA 95403
38.465026, -122.721484

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