Economic Assistance Division

Many low-income individuals and families with children, disabled or unemployed persons, children in foster homes and former foster youth can apply for benefits, such as:

Beware: Scams to Steal EBT benefits

Do not respond to a text, phone call or social media request asking for your confidential personal information, such as your CalFresh or EBT card number and personal identification number (PIN). This is an attempt to steal your benefits.

Call Economic Assistance or Employment and Training right away. We can help if your benefits are stolen, though they cannot be replaced.

Sonoma County and the state NEVER text, call or post social media messages asking for your personal information. To keep your benefits safe, DO NOT tell anyone your social security number, EBT card number or PIN.

Public Notice

Never provide personal information to callers claiming to be from the SNAP toll-free information hotline. Calls may be an attempt to steal your identify.  If you get calls that concern you, you may wish to file a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission/Consumer Information.

Contact Information

Economic Assistance
Human Services Department
Business Hours
Monday – Friday
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Santa Rosa

2550 Paulin Drive (Main Office)

520 Mendocino Avenue (current clients)

Santa Rosa, CA 95403
38.465026, -122.721484
Petaluma Office
5350 Old Redwood Highway

Suite 100

Petaluma, CA 94954
38.278495, -122.668033

Drop off paperwork at any office or mail to:

Economic Assistance

P.O. Box 1539

Santa Rosa, CA 95402


Apply for Medi-Cal

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Sign up for low- and no-cost medical care


Apply for CalFresh


Add to your food budget (formerly Food Stamps)