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February 26, 2024 | Department of Human Services

Sonoma County to host first-ever Farmworkers Resource Fair on March 3 in Windsor

A resource fair to assist local farmworkers will be held Sunday, March 3 in Windsor, a collaboration by the Sonoma County Human Services Department, Job Link, the county Economic Development Board, California Human Development and dozens of community partners. Read full story


February 06, 2024 | Department of Human Services

Hanna Center awarded county contract to provide mental health services to students in Sonoma Valley

The Sonoma County Board of Supervisors approved a proposal today by Hanna Center to provide mental health counseling to students in Sonoma Valley, ensuring these vital services continue without interruption. Read full story


January 18, 2024 | Department of Human Services

Applicants needed for new advisory committee seeking to improve services for older adults, people with disabilities

The Sonoma County Human Services Department is accepting applications to serve on a new advisory committee that will draft an equity-focused plan to address the unmet needs of older adults and people with disabilities in Santa Rosa and the Sonoma Valley, particularly those who are Black, Indigenous and people of color Read full story


November 14, 2023 | Department of Human Services

Sonoma County to host second job and resource fair for homeless November 16 in Petaluma

Sonoma County will host its second-ever job and resource fair for people experiencing homelessness or at risk of becoming homeless on November 16 at the Petaluma Community Center, 320 N. McDowell Blvd. Read full story


October 03, 2023 | Department of Human Services

Sonoma County launching $27 million program to expand local mental health services for foster youth

The Sonoma County Board of Supervisors today unanimously approved the creation of a three-year pilot program to expand local mental health services for foster youth who are often sent to other counties for placement in intensive residential treatment programs. Read full story


August 24, 2023 | Department of Human Services

Human Services Department’s Paulin Drive office and call center set for one-day closure on September 1

The Sonoma County Human Services Department will close its economic assistance office at 2550 Paulin Drive in Santa Rosa and its telephone service center at (877) 699-6868 on Friday, Sept. 1 while the department completes upgrades to a critical software system over Labor Day weekend. Read full story


July 31, 2023 | Department of Human Services

Sonoma County Human Services Department actively working to shorten wait times for people seeking aid

Officials for the Sonoma County Human Services Department are asking for the public’s patience when applying for CalFresh and Medi-Cal benefits. Numerous challenges are causing delays in processing benefits, including increased staffing vacancies, the transition to a new state-mandated software system, and efforts to address a recent surge in electronic benefits theft. Read full story


July 17, 2023 | Department of Human Services

Former foster youth in Sonoma County to receive $148,000 in scholarships for higher education

More than three dozen former Sonoma County foster youth will be awarded a total of $148,000 in scholarships Thursday through a partnership between the Valley of the Moon Children’s Foundation and the Sonoma County Human Services Department. Read full story


June 16, 2023 | Department of Human Services

Purple flags on display in Sonoma County serve as reminder of need for protecting elders from abuse

More than 6,000 purple flags are on display at local senior centers, police stations and other locations during the month of June to spotlight the toll of elder and dependent adult abuse that takes place in the shadows of Sonoma County each year. Read full story


June 01, 2023 | Department of Human Services

Sonoma County to hold first-ever memorial service for 500 unclaimed people buried without a funeral

Sonoma County leaders will host the county’s first-ever memorial service of its kind on June 10 to honor the lives of hundreds of homeless, poor, elderly and other people who have died in the county without family or money to make burial arrangements. Read full story