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 Spoiled by Outage? Find Immediate Meals or CalFresh Replacement

CalFresh and Redwood Empire Food Bank logosIf you need food immediately

Redwood Empire Food Bank (REFB) has emergency food boxes (including free bread and produce) for anyone in need. Visit one of the many distribution sites on the website: REFB Food Distribution sites listREFB is at 3990 Brickway Blvd., Santa Rosa, (707) 523-7900.  

    You may be eligible for replacement CalFresh benefits

    If you purchased food with CalFresh that spoiled because your power was out, apply for replacement benefits within 10 days of the loss. Funds will be added upon approval and can take up to twoworking days.

    How to apply:

    • Visit: Economic Assistance, 2550 Paulin Dr., Santa Rosa or Human Services South County Center, 5350 Old Redwood Highway North, Suite 100, Petaluma
    • Phone: the Call Center, (877) 699-6868
    • Mail: Economic Assistance, P.O. Box 1539, Santa Rosa, CA 95402
    • Fax: Economic Assistance at (707) 565-5252

    Now Closed: Economic Assistance office, 520 Mendocino Avenue, Santa Rosa

    The 520 Mendocino office has permanently closed.

    For in-person Medi-Cal, CalFresh and General Assistance services from 8 a.m.-5 p.m., visit the main office at 2550 Paulin Drive, Santa Rosa.

    Or for in-person Medi-Cal and CalFresh services from 8 a.m.-5 p.m., visit the Human Services Department’s South County Center, 5350 Old Redwood Highway North, Suite 100, Petaluma. 

      Find more details about the 520 closure and where to find services here.

      Contact Information

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

      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

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      Sign up for low- and no-cost medical care


      Apply for CalFresh


      Add to your food budget (formerly Food Stamps)