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July 2, 2019 | Department of Human Services

Free LGBT+ Awareness Trainings for Caregivers

Caregivers of older adults are invited to improve their skills in working with older LGBT+ adults by attending a free training. Attendees earn a Certificate of Completion and $25, if they register at least one week ahead of the class date, arrive on time and complete the four-hour class. Santa Rosa, Sonoma County, California Read full story


June 28, 2019 | Department of Human Services

Seminario Gratis Ayudan a los Veteranos con Discapacidades y a Parejas Sobrevivientes  Reclamar Beneficios

Veteranos Americanos con discapacidades y sus cónyuges sobrevivientes pueden recibir información detallada acerca de los beneficios gubernamentales en los seminarios mensuales conducidos en la oficina de Servicios para Veteranos del Condado de Sonoma (VSO) 3725 Westwind Blvd., 1 piso, Santa Rosa. Sonoma County, CA. Read full story


June 19, 2019 | Department of Human Services

June 30 Deadline to Take County Older Adult Services Survey

June 30 marks the final day that Sonoma County residents can offer input on future programs and services for older adults, seniors, persons with disabilities and caregivers by completing the Senior Needs Assessment Survey in English or Spanish.  Read full story


June 18, 2019 | Department of Human Services

La oficina de Asistencia Económica localizada en Mendocino Ave. cierra las puertas para servicios en persona

Sobre los siguientes meses, el Departamento de Servicios Humanos para el Condado de Sonoma estarán consolidando todos los servicios en persona a su oficina en 2550 Paulin Drive, Santa Rosa, y en la oficina al Sur del Condado, 5350 Old Redwood Highway, Norte, Suite 100, Petaluma. La tercera oficina, en 520 Mendocino Ave, Santa Rosa, estará cerrando sus puertas para servicios en persona para Medi-Cal, CalFresh, Asistencia General el lunes, 23 de septiembre, 2019. Read full story


June 18, 2019 | Department of Human Services

Free Seminars Help Disabled Veterans and Surviving Spouses Claim Benefits

Free Seminars Help Disabled Veterans and Surviving Spouses Claim Benefits. American veterans with disabilities and their surviving spouses can get in-depth information about government benefits at free monthly seminars. Read full story


June 18, 2019 | Department of Human Services

Register for free Explore Foster Parenting Talks

Learn about whether foster parenting is right for you at Explore Foster Parenting, a one-hour discussion held monthly, 6-7 p.m., at 2255 Challenger Way, Suite 100, Santa Rosa. Dates for 2019 are: June 24, July 22, Aug. 26, Sept. 23, Oct. 28, Nov. 25 and Dec. 16. Read full story


June 12, 2019 | Department of Human Services

Rising Elder Abuse Reports in Sonoma County Average 500 Monthly

Elder abuse reports in Sonoma County continued to rise in 2018, even though it’s one of the most under-reported crimes in the U.S. To increase awareness, the Elder Justice Coalition, a group of community partners, has organized several activities to honor Elder Abuse Awareness Month in June 2019. Read full story


June 12, 2019 | Department of Human Services

Rising Elder Abuse Reports in Sonoma County Average 500 Monthly

Elder abuse reports in Sonoma County continued to rise in 2018, even though it’s one of the most under-reported crimes in the U.S. To increase awareness, the Elder Justice Coalition, a group of community partners, has organized several activities to honor Elder Abuse Awareness Month in June 2019. Read full story


June 11, 2019 | Department of Human Services

County Economic Assistance to Close In-person Client Services at Mendocino Avenue Office

Over the next few months, the Sonoma County Human Services Department Economic Assistance Division will consolidate all in-person client services at its 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. Read full story


May 21, 2019 | Department of Human Services

La encuesta refleja 70% de Niños en el Condado de Sonoma Están Listos o casi listos para el Kínder

Asistencia preescolar, ingresos y el nivel de educación de los padres y el lenguaje que se habla en casa afecta la habilidad de estar  listos para aprender cuando empiezan el kínder, según la encuesta del programa El Camino hacia el Éxito Temprano y Desarrollo de la Juventud (READY-Road to Early Achievement and Development for Youth) –para año 2018/2019. De los 1, 505 niños que se estudiaron este ano, siete de cada diez niños de kínder estaban listos o casi listos para empezar la escuela. Ellos tenían las habilidades sociales, para el desarrollo y académicas necesitadas para estar listos. Santa Rosa, California Read full story