Completing your application can take up to three visits. See the steps to below.
Step 1: Schedule a Date for Orientation
To get started, drop in to the Economic Assistance Division, 2550 Paulin Drive., Santa Rosa during business hours. Ask to register for an orientation on an upcoming Tuesday or Thursday. Bring a photo ID or proof of immigration status.
If you visit the office before 1 PM on a Tuesday or Thursday, you may attend orientation at 2 PM that same day if space is available.
Step 2:Complete Orientation
Arrive by 1:45 PM Orientation lasts one hour. At orientation, you’ll hear about the requirements for General Assistance. Once you are finished, you will set a date for an in-person interview at the office. It’s important to attend the interview so you don’t have to start the application process again.
Step 3:Complete Your Interview
During the interview with our staff, you’ll learn how to complete your program to remain eligible for your grant. You’ll set a work schedule at the county, if you are required to work. You’ll be able to get your questions about the program answered.
Step 4: Report Changes within Five Days
If you have changes to your income, property, address or the number of people in your household, call our office to let us know.