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:

EBT Cards Won't Work June 23 and June 24. Plan Ahead!

From 11:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 23, 2018, until 11:00 p.m. Sunday, June 24, 2018, you will be unable to use your benefits for food or cash on your EBT card.

Plan to shop or get cash for the time the state system id down. After 11:00 p.m. Sunday, June 24, you will be able to use your EBT card again.

Also unavailable:

  • EBT Customer Services telephone number from 11:00 p.m., Saturday, June 23, 2018 until 11:00 p.m. Sunday, June 24, 2018.  During this time, you cannot talk to EBT Customer Service. 
  • EBT client website at from 10:00 p.m., Friday, June 22, 2018, until 11:00 p.m., Sunday, June 24, 2018.  During this period, you will be unable to log in to the EBT web site.

 For more info, contact Customer Service and access EBT client website at– in English and Spanish, or download the flier in several languages.

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

In Santa Rosa

2550 Paulin Drive (Main Office)

520 Mendocino Avenue (current clients)

Santa Rosa, CA 95403
38.465026, -122.721484

In Petaluma
South County Center, 5350 Old Redwood Highway, #100

Petaluma, CA 94954
38.27827, -122.66796

Drop off paperwork at any office or mail to:

Economic Assistance

P.O. Box 1539

Santa Rosa, CA 95402


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