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:

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, however, will ask, in order to steal your EBT benefits. Criminals are leaving 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:

Covered California Enrollment Ends Jan. 15

Eligible residents can apply or renew Covered California health care coverage through January 15, 2019.

Individuals and families can buy brand-name, private health insurance through Covered California under the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare. Anyone can buy health insurance through Covered California, but eligibility for aid to help pay for a plan is based on income. Covered California also offers plans for small businesses.

Applications are available in several languages. Visit to apply, or call the Covered California Service Center at (800) 300-1506.

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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