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January 14, 2019 | Department of Human Services

Algunos beneficiaros de CalFresh podrán recibir subsidios anticipados debido al cierre del gobierno federal

El estado de California repartirá los subsidios de CalFresh de febrero de manera anticipada debido a que el cierre del gobierno federal podría causar que no se generen nuevos auxilios de alimentos para el mes de febrero. Read full story


December 28, 2018 | Department of Human Services

Santa Rosa Veterans Service Office Drop-In Hours Increase on January 14, 2019

Santa Rosa Veterans Service Office Drop-In Hours Increase on January 14, 2019 Read full story


December 28, 2018 | Department of Human Services

Would You Make a Great Foster Parent?

Would You Make a Great Foster Parent? Find the Answer at Explore Foster Parenting Talks Santa Rosa CA Everyday, 50-75 Sonoma County children and teens need a safe place to live in our community. Read full story


December 18, 2018 | Department of Human Services

Free Advance Care Planning Workshop in Santa Rosa

Start your year with peace of mind: Resolve to complete your advance health care directive <i>pronto!</i> That way, your priorities will guide treatment decisions should you have a medical emergency. For even greater peace of mind, get your friends and family to complete theirs, too. Read full story


November 30, 2018 | Department of Human Services

Free Classes Help Older Adults Prevent Falls

Improve your balance, flexibility and strength and get helpful tips to make your home safer by attending an eight-class series based on the nationally acclaimed program, A Matter of Balance: Managing Concerns about Falls. Read full story


November 21, 2018 | Department of Human Services

January 7, 2019 - Train as a Coach to Help Older Adults Prevent Falls

Harmful falls are the #1 reason older adults and seniors end up at the emergency room. Don’t restrict your activities because of worries about falling on uneven ground or stairs. Read full story


November 13, 2018 | Department of Human Services

AnnualSonoma County Hunger Index: 1/3 of Residents Went Hungry in 2017

Though some Sonoma County households saw their incomes rise in 2017, 60,000 low-income households – about 1/3 of county residents – couldn’t afford enough food to eat a healthy three meals a day, according to the latest Sonoma County Hunger Index report. Read full story


October 11, 2018 | Department of Human Services

State Honors Sonoma County Foster Parents and Social Worker

Santa Rosa residents Kim and Scott Streeter were named California Foster Parents of the Year. Read full story


September 11, 2018 | Department of Human Services

Veterans Service Office Changes Drop-in and Veteran I.D. Hours Starting September 24, 2018

Starting Monday, Sept. 24, the Sonoma County Veterans Service Office (VSO), 3725 Westwind Blvd., Santa Rosa, will increase drop-in office hours to Monday−Thursday, 8−11 a.m. Read full story


September 7, 2018 | Department of Human Services

Free Advance Care Planning Workshop October 16, 2018

When someone is sick, it's natural to ask, "What can I do to help?" or "What can I do for you?" It feels good to fulfill someone's wishes. But if your loved one is so sick that he or she is unable to speak and you don't already know what he or she wants—that feels awful. Read full story