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Assistance - Housing, Food, Financial, Legal

Alliance Medical WIC Office

Alliance Medical 80(707) 431-0831

1381 University Avenue
Healdsburg, CA 95448                                                 

WIC 80WIC provides vouchers for healthy food, and education about health and nutrition for pregnant women, new mothers, infants and children under age five, and support for breastfeeding. Call for schedule and locations. Spanish spoken.

Burbank Housing Development Corporation

Burbank Housing 80(707) 526-9782

790 Sonoma Avenue
Santa Rosa, CA  95404

Provides both low-income rental and home ownership housing. Maintains a list of housing developments with rentals. Each rental property has a waiting list. Income eligibility. Spanish spoken.

Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Santa Rosa

Catholic Charities

987 Airway Court
Santa Rosa, CA 95403

Family Support Center

(707) 542-5426

An emergency homeless shelter for families. Provides case management, employment training, and diverse support services. Offers special activities and services for children. Onsite services: Resource advocates; evening childcare for residents; community garden. Eligibility: Homeless families with children or women in 3rd trimester of pregnancy. Spanish spoken. 

Immigration and Citizenship Services

(707) 578-6000

Immigration legal services in permanent residency. Family visa petitions; family reunification and citizenship; VAWA self-petitions and visas for victims of crimes and domestic violence; consultation. Refugee resettlement. Advice to community agencies regarding immigration. Civic engagement activities. Languages Offered: Spanish and Cantonese.

Rural Food Project

(707) 528-8712

Food distribution to needy families, farm workers, and working poor. Call for details. Spanish spoken.

Catholic Worker

Catholic Worker 80(707) 575-8342

600 Morgan Street, Suite A
Santa Rosa, CA  95401

Provides food services, limited rental and utility assistance, and community referrals for families with children of Sonoma County. Eligibility: Priority is for families with children, seniors and people with a documented disability. For rent assistance and rent deposit HUD clients are considered. Spanish spoken. 

City of Santa Rosa - Economic Development and Housing

City of Santa Rosa 80(707) 543-3300

City of Santa Rosa Provides rental assistance for very low income people through the Federal Section 8 voucher program. Rehabilitation loans for owner occupants and investor owners, including mobile homes.    

Community Action Partnership of Sonoma County


1300 North Dutton Avenue
Santa Rosa, CA  95401

Center for Economic Success

(707) 544-6911

The goal of CES is to move individuals and families out of poverty through an integrated approach to asset development and work services. The center’s focus is on making financial education coaching and work services available to low to moderate wage earning clients in order to increase income and assets and ultimately reduce poverty levels. Spanish spoken.

Path to Housing Stability

(707) 569-0615

(707) 544-6911

Provides transitional housing for families, short-term shelter for women at Sloan House, and community outreach to homeless families and those at high risk for losing housing stability. Staff provide intensive case management support to all participants, assisting them in achieving permanent housing by overcoming their challenges and increasing their financial literacy. Eligibility: Homeless women with children. Spanish spoken.


(707) 544-6911

Works with homeless individuals and families who are attempting to enter the rental market. Provides help learning how to successfully negotiate with housing providers. Eligibility: Clean and sober, capable of independent living, steady income, ability to pay monthly rent, commitment to end homeless status. Spanish spoken.

Sloan House

(707) 579-8518

(707) 544-6911

Women’s emergency Shelter. Participants are eligible to stay in 30-day increments for a total of 180 days. Case management, on-sight workshops, laundry and access to community-based support services provided. Spanish spoken.   

Committee on the Shelterless (COTS)

Committee on the Shelterless 80(707) 765-6530

900 Hopper Street
Petaluma, CA  94952

Provides homeless services for people residing in Southern Sonoma County.  Affordable housing and supportive services to position homeless families and single adults for successful independent living.

Petaluma Kitchen

(707) 778-6380

Serves a no-cost mid-day meal seven days a week, 365 days a year for low and very-low income men, women and children. Food donations accepted daily, 7AM to2PM. Petaluma Kitchen Food Box Program is an adjunct to the Petaluma Kitchen’s daily meal program, food is delivered each week to very-low income seniors and families in Petaluma. Must meet income requirement, be a resident of Petaluma. 

County of Sonoma

CalFresh 80CalFresh

(707) 565-2715

(877) 699-6868 - Toll Free

CalFresh (formerly known as Food Stamps) is a program which supplements the food budgets of eligible households. The food stamp program provides benefits to low income families and individuals that are working full or part time or are unemployed. The elderly and disabled may also qualify for this program. Eligibility: Low income or disabled or unemployed. Spanish spoken.  

Public Health 80California Children Services

(707) 565-4500 - English

(707) 565-4502 - Spanish

(800) 427-8982 - Toll Free

625 5th Street
Santa Rosa, CA 95404

Public Health Division If your child has a catastrophic or serious medical condition, this program may be able to provide financial assistance and health care services. Services include physical and occupational therapy, financial assistance, case management, and access to specialized medical care. Your child must be under 21 years of age, family income must meet certain guidelines and only certain conditions are covered. Languages Offered: English, Spanish, others available with prior notification.

District Attorney 80Sonoma County District Attorney's Office Victim Services

(707) 565-8250

600 Administration Drive, Suite 212-J
Santa Rosa, CA 95403

Provides prosecutorial and victim assistance services for residents of Sonoma County. Advocacy to victims of violent crime as they go through the criminal justice system for crime victims. Reimbursement for medical, counseling, funeral, and burial bills. Advocates provide crisis intervention, claims preparation assistance. Spanish spoken. 

SonomaWorks 80Sonoma WORKS

(707) 565-2715

County of Sonoma Human Services Department Sonoma WORKS is a comprehensive, welfare-to work program for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families applicants and recipients providing employment and training services, cash assistance, and supportive services that include child care, transportation, and mental health and substance abuse services. Spanish spoken. 

Valley of the Moon 80Valley of the Moon Children’s Home 

(707) 565-6350

112 Children’s Circle
El Verano, CA 95476     

Temporary shelter for the care of children, newborn through 18 years of age, who are dependents of the court or who have dependency petitions pending before the Juvenile Court. These children are victims or alleged victims of abuse, neglect, or abandonment. Spanish spoken.

WIC 80Women Infants and Children Program (WIC)

(707) 565-6590

(800) 816-3663 - Toll Free

1179 North McDowell Boulevard
Petaluma, CA  94954

19270 Sonoma Highway
Sonoma, CA  95476

1450 Guerneville Road
Santa Rosa, CA  95403

16390 Main Street
Guerneville, CA  95446

A supplemental nutritional program. Nutritious foods and nutrition education are provided to eligible pregnant women, new mothers, infants and children under 5 years of age. There is a breast feeding support group and breast pump loan program. Eligibility: Women, infants and children within income guidelines, see website for details. Spanish spoken. 

Eden Housing

Eden Housing 80(510) 582-1460

22645 Grand Street
Hayward, CA 94541                                                                             

Builds and maintains affordable housing communities in the Bay Area for lower income families, seniors, and people with disabilities. For a housing application, contact property directly. Get property information by calling or going to website. Must meet requirements.

Family Justice Center

Family Justice Center 80(707) 565-8255

2755 Mendocino Avenue, Suite. 100
Santa Rosa, CA 95403    

Provides a safe and welcoming environment where victims of family violence including; domestic violence, sexual assault, elder abuse and stalking can go for support and services, regardless of immigration status. Safe computer use. Monday-Friday, 8:30am-4:30pm. Native American services. Spanish spoken.

Feed Our Children of Sonoma County

Feed Our Children 80(707) 575-3333

3350 Coffey Lane, Suite C
Santa Rosa, CA 95403

Every Thursday free fruits, vegetables and bread provided. Six times a year bags of food according to the size of the family given. Please bring your own bag. We could use donated bags, plastic bags are preferred. Spanish spoken.

FISH of Santa Rosa

FISH of Santa Rosa 80(707) 527-5151

2900 McBride Lane
Santa Rosa, CA 95403                                                                                                                

FISH is open Mondays-Fridays from 10:30 am to 2:00 pm and Saturdays from 10:30 am to 12:00 noon (closed on major holidays).  Bring a photo ID and a bag for extra food. They give up to three days' supply of well-balanced food. The amount of food given depends on the number of people in the household. We give one basic bag containing fruits, vegetables, beans and grains (cereal, pasta, bread) plus optional items including rice, peanut butter and meat (or vegetarian items). 

Friends In Sonoma Helping (FISH)

Friends in Sonoma Helping 80(707) 996-0111

Financial Assistance                                                                         

Emergency assistance for rent, utilities, and bus tickets. Eligibility: Persons in need; must be a resident of the Sonoma Valley - Glen Ellen to Schellville. Spanish spoken.   

Food Pantry

Two- to 3-day supply of groceries once each calendar month. Eligibility: Persons in need; must be a resident of the Sonoma Valley - Glen Ellen to Schellville. Spanish spoken.

Legal Aid of Sonoma County

Legal Aid 80(707) 542-1290

144 South E Street, Suite 100
Santa Rosa, CA 95404                                                                                                 

Domestic violence and civil harassment restraining orders available at our office. All services are confidential and private. This service is for people of all income levels. Assist with preparing paperwork for court submission for Temporary and/or permanent child guardianships. Explanation of court processes and assistance in writing declarations. Spanish spoken    

Life Pregnancy Services

Life Pregnancy 80(707) 829-6661 

7983 Covert Lane
Sebastopol, CA 95472                                                               

Offers community resources for pregnant or single mothers who need assistance. Provides baby clothes and equipment, car seats, diapers, maternity clothes, and limited financial assistance in the area of baby furniture such as cribs or bassinets. Also, provides community resources for single moms and their families, parenting and child development education, and housing referrals. Spanish spoken.

Living Room Center

The Living Room 80(707) 579-0142

636 Cherry Street
Santa Rosa, CA 95404                                                                                   

Provides day service only for women and their children who are homeless or precariously housed residing in Sonoma County. Serves Breakfast and Lunch. Computers, phones, and P.O. Boxes are available. Community referrals, and bus and clothing vouchers. Program hours are 8:30AM -1:00PM weekdays. Spanish spoken.

North County Community Services

North County Community Services 80(707) 433-6161

209 Matheson Street
Healdsburg, CA 95448

Free overnight emergency shelter in Healdsburg. Help with rent for people in Windsor, Healdsburg, Geyserville, and Cloverdale. Transitional housing units in Healdsburg. Spanish spoken.      

Petaluma Bounty

Petaluma Bounty 80(707) 765-8488

Bounty Farm, a production farm in downtown Petaluma.  Provides fresh vegetables and fruit to those in the community who are hungry. 

Petaluma Peoples Services Center

Petaluma People Services 80(707) 765-8488

Fair Housing Sonoma County

Fair Housing Sonoma County, provides services to eliminate housing g discrimination and to ensure equal housing opportunities for all people through leadership, education conciliation, outreach, advocacy and engaging with enforcement agency.  COUNTY WIDE   

Petaluma People Services Center - Petaluma Homelessness Prevention

One-time grant for residents of Petaluma, providing rental assistance.                                               

Purple Berets Advocacy & Education Project

Purple Berets 80(707) 887-0262

Spanish and English advocacy services for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. Lawyers for restraining order hearings and certain other legal matters, and help with criminal justice issues involving violence against women. Advocacy and education services are free. Legal services are on a sliding scale.

Redwood Empire Food Bank

Redwood Empire Food Bank 80(707) 523-7900

3990 Brick Way Boulevard
Santa Rosa, CA 95403                                                                                      

Anyone who is in need of food can contact the food bank and be referred to a food program or pantry in their local community. On-site Value Market open Mon-Sat 10:30AM to 6:30PM excluding holidays. Eligibility for WIC, CalFresh, Medi-Cal or any REFB food distribution program. Call 595-6500 to qualify. Spanish spoken.

Redwood Gospel Mission

Redwood Gospel Mission 80(707) 542-4817

(707) 578-1830

101 6th Street
Santa Rosa, CA 95401                                                                                                                        

Provides homeless, recovery and jail services for residents of Sonoma. Free haircuts are available to anybody; men, women or children, on the first Monday of each month from 8AM to 10AM. The Rose Women and Children's Emergency Shelter provides a 30-day evening program and has no waiting list. It is first-come first-served. We have a zero tolerance of drugs, alcohol or violence, which protects all guests that stay. Spanish spoken.

Salvation Army Santa Rosa Corps

Salvation Army 80(707) 542-0981

93 Stony Circle
Santa Rosa, CA 95401     

Food Pantry 

First time clients can receive food every 90 days up to 4 times. Clients who have received food 4 or more  times and want to receive further assistance will be required to make an appointment to sign up for our case  management program by calling family services. Spanish spoken.  

Relief for Energy Assistance through Community Help (REACH)

A PG&E sponsored program administered by the Salvation Army Santa Rosa Corps to assist low-income  households experiencing difficulty in paying their energy bills due to an uncontrollable or unforeseen hardship. Must meet requirements. Spanish spoken.

Shelter Listings

Shelter Listings

Online listings of all types of shelters and housing. For homeless and low-income families, couples, and all ages. Go to website, click on "Browse Listings," and search for a shelter or housing in your area.

Society of St Vincent De Paul of Sonoma County

St Vincent De Paul 80(707) 528-7580 -Dining Room
(707) 584-1579- Main Office

5671 Redwood Drive
Rohnert Park, CA 94928                                                                                                

Provides emergency services for people of Sonoma County. Dining room serves lunch at 610 Wilson St in Santa Rosa. Spanish spoken.

Sonoma County Indian Health Care WIC Program

Sonoma County Indian Health 80(707) 521-4575

144 Stony Point Road
Santa Rosa, CA 95401

WIC 80Provides WIC food supplement and nutrition education program for pregnant women, new mothers, infants and children under 5 years of age. Also provides breastfeeding support and a breast pump loan program. Eligibility: Native American or clients of Sonoma County Indian Health Project.                                                                                                                                                                    

Sonoma Overnight Support

Sonoma Overnight Support 80(707) 939-6777

151 First Street West
Sonoma, CA 95476                                                                      

Provides information and assistance, counseling, emergency shelter and food services for residents of the Sonoma Valley. Spanish spoken.

West County Community Services Emergency Food Program

West County Community Services 80(707) 869-0655

Provides food for individuals and families in need. Food is distributed on a first-­come, first-serve basis. Spanish spoken.

Tuesdays at 11 a.m. at the Park and Ride in Guerneville                                                           

Windsor Service Alliance

Windsor Service Alliance 80(707) 838-6947

8987 Windsor Road
Windsor, CA 95492

Emergency Assistance Program                                                                                        

Provides one-time cash payment to help residents of Windsor with assistance of electric, heating fuel, telephone, or water service payments. Eligibility: Limited to families and senior citizens who live in Windsor. Spanish spoken. 

Food Pantry 

Provides food for Windsor families on Fridays from 2:00 to 5:00pm. Bring a photo ID and Proof of Windsor residency when you come (water bill or mail of some kind with your address on it). Emergency food is also available if you call the pantry at 838-6947.  They can arrange a one time appointment for those who are unable to come on Fridays.  If someone will be picking up the food for you on Fridays, please send a note along with card and we will provide food.  Eligibility: Limited to families and senior citizens who live in Windsor. Spanish spoken.   

Gas Voucher Program 

If you are traveling through Windsor and run out of gas, you can go to the police station at 9291 Old Redwood Hwy and they will give you a gas voucher card good for $25 at the Shell Station on Old Redwood Highway.                                                                                                                      

Women’s Justice Center

Womens Justice Center 80(707) 575-3150

Provides advocacy services for victims of violence against women and children, in particular in the Latino and other underserved communities of Sonoma County. Spanish spoken.      

YWCA of Sonoma County Season of Sharing Critical Family Needs and Housing Assistance Fund

YWCA 80(707) 565-5661

1421 Guerneville Road, Suite 200
Santa Rosa, CA 95403                                               

Provides one-time financial assistance with delinquent rent for survivors of domestic abuse who are threatened with becoming homeless, and security deposits (necessary for emergency situations-such as to leave an abusive living environment) or specific emergency family needs.


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