Sonoma County, CA Assistance Programs and Resources

Sonoma County Housing Assistance Programs

Our housing assistance programs include HUD, housing assistance, Section 8, subsidized housing programs in Sonoma County.

S.O.S. – Sonoma Overnight Stay Emergency Shelter

151 1st St W
Sonoma, CA - 95476
(707) 939-6777
Sonoma Valley only. Call at 5 PM. The Haven is a 10 bed home that serves low-income adult men, women and families who lack stable housing...

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Redwood Gospel Mission

101 6th St
Santa Rosa, CA - 95401
(707) 542-4817
Attend services at 6 PM, eat dinner and request housing. Check-in follows dinner. Men only. 14-day initial stay. Must have ID. Program follow up...

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California Rural Legal Assistance - Santa Rosa

1260 N Dutton Avenue Suite 160
Santa Rosa, CA - 95401
Provides free legal services to low-income persons, mostly to farm workers and Latino communities. They help with housing and employment problems, education, and bankruptcy issues. Also assist with obtaining Medical and food stamps. English and Spanish speaking clients. Clients should call for more information...

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Sonoma County Food Assistance Programs

Our list of food assistance programs includes: food pantries, soup kitchens, congregate meal programs in Sonoma County.

Vintage House

264 First Street East
Sonoma, CA - 95476
Vintage House is a unique senior center known not only for its impressive facility but also for the wealth of opportunities it offers the community's boomers and seniors to learn, grow, have fun and make new friends. They provide more than 60 plans and services every week, many of which work with alliances' premium service providers. The result is a remarkable variety of relevant and timely programs and resources. They   are a volunteer-supported membership organization, not a government agency. Membership is open to everyone in the community who supports their mission and there are plenty of volunteer opportunities. Vintage House is located just off Sonoma Plaza on First Street East. Their modern center has classrooms, activity rooms, a well-stocked library, a commercial kitchen, and Stone Hall - their spacious hotel-style banquet hall with theatre-quality projection and sound systems. Their   goal is to help boomers and seniors in Sonoma lead happier and healthier lives. And they've been doing this successfully for many years. Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. ..

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Redwood Empire Food Bank

3990 Brickway Boulevard
Santa Rosa, CA - 95403
(707) 523-7900
Services: Regional food bank for Lake County. Hours: Monday: 8am-4:30pm Tuesday: 8am-4:30pm Wednesday: 8am-4:30pm Thursday: 8am-4:30pm Friday: 8am4:30pm ..

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Sonoma County Rent and Bill Pay Assistance Programs

Our financial assistance programs include rent assistance, bill pay services, prescription assistance programs, utility assistance, mortgage assistance programs in Sonoma County.

Saints Jane and Mary Medical Clinic - Santa Rosa

1580 Sebastopol Road
Santa Rosa, CA - 95407
(707) 591-9667
Services: Offers free and inexpensive medical care for people of all ages. The uninsured are welcome. The phone line opens at 8:00 a.m. to make an appointment. Call early. They offer free health care in the family for uninsured children up to the age of 18, including sports and school medical examinations, with all vaccinations. For uninsured adults, an affordable visit fee of $60 includes prescriptions when possible. They   also offer dental and vision care referrals for children and youth. Appointments for the same day are given on the same day. ..

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City Kids and City Kids North County Back-to-School Festivals

1821 Piner Road
Santa Rosa, CA - 95403

Has a yearly 'City Kids Festival' in August for free school supplies for children. Visit the website: for yearly details on how to apply. Eligibility: Children in Kindergarten through 8th grade. Documentation and details: For backpack registration: parents must bring photo ID, proof of address (PG&E, cable, phone water, rental agreement), and child's report card for proof of grade level or registration form from school. School ID card from last year in lieu of report card or official document with full date of child's birth. For Back-to-School Festival, call for event date and time, and visit during event hours. ..

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Sonoma County Health Care Assistance Programs and Clinics

Our list of clinics and healthcare assistance programs includes free and income based clincs: dental and medical, health care assistant payment programs, etc.

County Medical Services - Santa Rosa

2550 Paulin Drive
Santa Rosa, CA - 95401
This county insurance program pays for medical, dental and emergency services and medicines for eligible low-income families, individuals and children. When clients apply, they must bring a State photo ID or a copy of their CDCR Face Sheet, Social Security card, income verification, bank statements, and vehicle registration. Clients apply for services in person or call to begin the application process by telephone...

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Sonoma County Homeless Shelters and Homeless Assistance Programs

Our list of homeless programs include emergency homeless shelters, day shelters, homeless resources for men, women, and families. Free public showers, etc

The Living Room

636 Cherry St
Santa Rosa, CA - 95401
(707) 579-0138
Drop-in center for homeless/at risk women & kids. Breakfast & lunch, toiletries, writing supplies/stamps, bus tickets, telephone/message/mail service, info and referrals, supervised children's area. M-F 9am-1pm...

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Homeless Services Center

600 Morgan St
Santa Rosa, CA - 95401
Services: Comprehensive services for singles and families. Offers showers, telephones, laundry, mail services A shelter for 30 people. Screening at the Homeless Service Center. Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday, 7:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m - 3:00 p.m. ..

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Homeless Mentor Program

2444 W. College Avenue
Santa Rosa, CA - 95401

The Homeless Mentoring Program was formed to help homeless people in Sonoma County, California, through referral to resources and provision of basic needs. Contact: Paul Alvarado. ..

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COTS Mary Isaak Center

900 Hopper St
Petaluma, CA - 94952
(707) 776-4777
They provide emergency shelter for homeless adults without children as they commit action plans to overcome homelessness. Individual action plans include mental health, dependency assessment and treatment. ..

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Sonoma County Various Assistance Programs

Below we list an array of other helpful resource programs we have found in Sonoma County.

Windsor Senior Center

9231 Foxwood Drive
Windsor, CA - 95492
Services: The Windsor Senior Center offers a variety of recreational, social, and educational activities for seniors 55 years and older. Hours of Operation: Monday- Thursday, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. ..

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Sebastopol Area Senior Center

167 N. High St.
Sebastopol, CA - 95472
The Sebastopol Area Senior Center creates and maintains an environment that encourages independence for seniors, provides learning, social, and recreational opportunities in pursuit of an active, healthy life, provides resources and referrals for seniors, their family members, and other individuals, and helps the greater community understand the aging process and the issues that surround that process...

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Russian River Senior Resource Center

15010 Armstrong Woods Road
Guerneville, CA - 95446
The Senior Center offers life-sustaining and life-enriching services to help Seniors live productive, independent and meaningful lives. For more than 100 members and many daily drop-in visitors, the Center offers a place to meet, play and work with each other, and to use the many services that are provided. Many seniors attend the Center regularly, participating in art and aerobic classes, playing bingo or bridge, others come and enjoy a coffee and stay for lunch. You can enjoy the full benefits of the Center by becoming a member...

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Rohnert Park Senior Center

6800 Hunter Dr.
Rohnert Park, CA - 94928
The City of Rohnert Park offers a wide array of services and classes at the Senior Center. The Senior Center is located at 6800 Hunter Drive in Rohnert Park...

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Public Defender - Santa Rosa

600 Administration Drive, Room 111
Santa Rosa, CA - 95403
Provides free legal services for clients who can't afford counsel. Clients are appointed a Public Defender by the court during their arraignment. Then they go downstairs from the court to the Public Defender..

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Petaluma Senior Center

211 Novak Dr.
Petaluma, CA - 94954

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Person Senior Wing at the Finley Recreation Complex

2060 West College Avenue
Santa Rosa, CA - 95401
After 10 years of fundraising efforts and two years of planning and construction, the Person Senior Wing at the Finley Recreation Complex is finally opening its doors. This 25,000-square-foot addition to the Finley Recreation Complex will provide another mecca for active older adult recreation, continuing education, and socialization. In addition, the new wing will offer multi-generational programs that will appeal to all ages and offer a gathering place for family, friends and neighbors...

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Medi-Cal/County Medical Assistance - Santa Rosa

2550 Paulin Drive
Santa Rosa, CA - 95403
Provides free medical insurance to eligible people. Clients must either be age 65+ or under age 21. Adults between age 21 & 65 who have minor children living with them, the blind or disabled, pregnant women, and persons receiving nursing home care. Phone for more information...

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Legal Aid of Sonoma County

1105 North Dutton Avenue, Suite B
Santa Rosa, CA - 95401
Provides eviction defense and divorce assistance, custody, visitation, and more. Clients must call to see if they qualify for this service. Then they are evaluated and are contacted by phone to confirm acceptance and discuss the services available. They usually are scheduled for service within 4-6 weeks. Call for best times to come...

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Interlink Self-Help Center

1033 4th St
Santa Rosa, CA - 95404
(707) 546-4481
Hours: Mon-Sat 10:00am - 3:00 pm, Thur 10:00am - 2:00 pm. Drop in self-help center for individuals and families managing mental health issues. Peer counseling, resources, recreation, job services. Interlink Self-Help Center is open to all community members 18 years of age and over..

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Healdsburg Senior Center

133 Matheson Street
Healdsburg, CA - 95448
The Healdsburg Senior Center is a multipurpose center, serving area residents of all ages with priority given to those 55 years of age and older. ..

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Family Service Agency - Santa Rosa

2255 Challenger Way Suite 106
Santa Rosa, CA - 95407
Offers individual, family, and group counseling, a certified 52 week batterer's program, and peer counseling for seniors. Sliding scale based on household income—lowest fee is $30. For the batterer's program, clients must pay an initial fee of $85. Clients call for an appointment...

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Government and Private Assistance Programs

Housing Programs and Assistance

There are many non-profit and government based organizations dedicated to providing housing and support. We find them for you.

Food Programs

Food pantries, soup kitchens, food baskets. We find these local resources and list them.

Free clothing assistance

Thousands of churches and religious organizations offer low-cost or free drug and alcohol treatment as part of their missions.