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:

Food Benefits Available for Residents and Workers Affected by Glass and Walbridge/Meyers Wildfires

CalFresh Disaster Response Residents and workers can get help recovering from financial losses during the Glass Fire and Walbridge/Meyers LNU Complex wildfires by applying for time-limited government programs that provide Disaster CalFresh food benefits. Individuals and households affected by either of these recent disasters can visit the CalFresh Disaster Benefits webpage to determine if they are eligible for benefits to supplement their food budgets.

Economic Assistance Lobby Open with Limited Hours, Services

Economic Assistance lobbies are open to the public for restricted access and hours. Clients and staff must wear masks or face coverings, and maintain six-feet of social distancing.

Hours at both 2550 Paulin Drive, Santa Rosa, and South County Center, 5350 Old Redwood Highway, Suite 100, Petaluma: 8 a.m.-noon, Monday-Friday.

    Look for questions and answers about changes benefits on the Human Services Department Home Page first. For additional information, please call 1-877-699-6868. Thank you for your patience and understanding as we work together to keep our communities safe.

    For phone and online access to services, choose these options:


    • Report Changes
    • Apply for Benefits
    • Submit Reports & Documents

    • Apply for Medi-Cal

    • Apply for CalFresh


    Service Center 1-877-699-6868

    • Report Changes
    • Request Replacement EBT Card
    • General Assistance Questions

    Fax 707-565-2929

    • Report Changes
    • Apply for Benefits

    Mail/Office Drop Box

    • Report Changes
    • Apply for Benefits
    • Submit Reports & Documents

    Contact Information

    Economic Assistance
    Human Services Department

    In-person Lobby Hours

    Monday – Friday
    8:00 AM – 12:00 PM

    Phone Hours: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. 
    (Wait times can be up to two hours)


    Santa Rosa

    2550 Paulin Drive

    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

    Medi-Cal Logo

    Sign up for low- and no-cost medical care


    Apply for CalFresh


    Add to your food budget (formerly Food Stamps)