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Department of Human Services


Human Services

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:

See the Services page for more programs and services

Visit the Human Services FAQ page to learn more about benefits and reporting.

Office Locations

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 or call (707) 565-5800. For ongoing updates about COVID-19 in Sonoma County, visit 

FAQs regarding applying for new benefits, renewing existing benefits and reporting abuse or neglect.

Upcoming Events

Jun 2023
12:00 p.m.

Civic Engagement Committee Meeting

Jun 2023
1:00 - 2:00 p.m.

Indigent Memorial Service

Jun 2023
11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Executive Committee Meeting

Jun 2023
1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Advisory Council Meeting

Visit HSD in Petaluma

5350 Old Redwood Highway Suite 100

Call for an appointment (707) 565-5511