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:

520 Mendocino In-Person Services Open 2-4 p.m.; Office Closes September 23

Hours are now 2-4 p.m., Monday-Friday, at the Economic Assistance office at 520 Mendocino Avenue, Santa Rosa.

The office will close permanently for in-person Medi-Cal, CalFresh and General Assistance services starting Monday, September 23, 2019.

Find in-person services from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. at the main office at 2550 Paulin Drive, Santa Rosa, and the Human Services Department’s South County Center, 5350 Old Redwood Highway North, Suite 100, Petaluma. 

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

    Free Food and Fresh Produce
    Comida y Productos Frescos Gratis

    food farmers market boxRedwood Empire Food Bank will offer  Groceries to Go for families and individuals needing food assistance
    Where:  Economic Assistance, 2550 Paulin Ave., Santa Rosa  Google Maps™ Directions
    When:  9–11 a.m. on the 2nd Thursday of every month. Bring your own bags and carts
    For information, call Food Connections Office, (707) 523-7903

    El Redwood Empire Food Bank ofrecerá Groceries to Go para familias e individuos en necesidad de asistancia de comida
    Adonde: Assistencia Economica, 2550 Paulin Ave., Santa Rosa Google Maps™ Directions
    Cuando: 9–11 a.m. el 2do jueves de cada mes. Traiga bolsas y carritos
    Para más informacion, llame a Food Connections Office, (707) 523-7903

    Protect Yourself from EBT Scams

    Phone scams to steal information about EBT cards have been growing this year. In April, EBT scams using USPS mail were identified. 

    Don't give anyone your EBT PIN number. No real county worker would ask for your EBT card PIN number.

    If you receive false EBT phone calls, text messages, emails, USPS mail, in-person or online phishing email, report it to the county program you work with, such as Economic Assistance or Employment & Training. The Human Services Department will reports these fraud attempts to its own Special Investigations Unit and to the California Department of Social Services fraud team. Help stop fraud by reporting these scams.

    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)