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:

May CalFresh Benefits to Arrive May 1; April Benefits Added March 22

Eligible CalFresh beneficiaries will receive May EBT funds on a single day, Monday, May 1.

The State of California Department of Social Servicesnormally issues benefits on EBT cards on the 1st through the 10th of each month. 

However, April benefits were issued to Sonoma County CalFresh recipients early, on March 22. To shorten the period between monthly benefits being added to EBT cards, the State is issuing May benefits early. 

CalFresh recipients may want to budget these early benefits so they stretch until May benefits arrive. We encourage clients to seek help at local food banks if needed.

Never Tell Anyone Your EBT Number or PIN!

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Don't share your EBT card number or your PIN with anyone!

No legitimate County employee, EBT employee or vendor will ever ask for your PIN. Scammers will ask in order to steal your EBT benefits. Criminals leave phone messages, saying they are from the Department of Social Services. If you call back, and someone ask for your PIN, hang up!

For more ways to protect yourself, read State EBT pamphlet PUB 388. It's available in 10 languages online, or call our office.

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


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