Human Services is the right place to start when you need support.
You'll find helpful social services and programs for residents of all ages:
- Apply for or renew health care benefits and CalFresh (SNAP/formerly food stamps)
- Care for foster children and teens
- Support for foster and adoptive parents
- Protection abused or neglected children
- Protection from abuse and neglect for seniors and dependent adults
- In-home care for adults 60+ and disabled persons of all ages
- Information and referral to services for adults 60+ and seniors
- Support for U.S. military veterans filing benefit claims
- Find a job or training to start a new career
- Employers can find qualified workers
- Report welfare scams or benefit fraud
See the Services page for more programs and services
Visit the Human Services FAQ page to learn more about benefits and reporting.
- Economic Assistance, 2550 Paulin Drive, Santa Rosa, and South County Center, 5350 Old Redwood Highway, Suite 100, Petaluma: 8 a.m.- 4 p.m., Monday-Friday.
- Employment and Training Division, 2227 Capricorn Way, Suite 100, Santa Rosa: 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday.
- Family, Youth and Children’s Division, 1202 Apollo Way, Santa Rosa: 8 a.m.-5 p.m, Monday-Friday.
- Adult and Aging Division, 3725 Westwind Blvd., Santa Rosa: Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday
For information or questions about benefits and services, visit the program webpages linked above and on the left.
How COVID-19 Impacts Public Benefits
We offer answers below to your questions about how COVID-19 may impact public benefits such as CalFresh, General Assistance, In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS), Medi-Cal, and SonomaWORKS. Some state and federal reporting requirements have been adjusted to ensure you continue to receive benefits during this difficult time. See below for the answers to some frequently asked questions about public benefits during COVID-19.
We remain confident that by working together, our community will meet the current challenges with strength and resilience. We are #StillSonomaStrong. If you need additional information or assistance, please feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (707) 565-5800. For ongoing updates about COVID-19 in Sonoma County, visit www.SoCoEmergency.org
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