Financial Assistance

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Emergency Financial Assistance

Since October, the County and nonprofit partners have provided more than $2 million in emergency financial assistance to over 1,600 low-income community members with COVID or who have been exposed to someone with COVID to help offset the cost of staying home during their isolation or quarantine period.

For help, including food support, legal aid, mental health, or other services, we encourage you to call 211 or (707)-565-4667 to get connected to services, or visit the Get Help and Resources sections on our Coronavirus webpage. Latinx and Indigenous community members are encouraged to contact the CURA Project at (707) 309-8972 or visit the CURA Project website.

You can get information and apply for rental assistance with our community partners:

West County Community Services  (West County residents only)

Friends in Sonoma Helping 

Petaluma People Services (Petaluma residents only)

Community Action Partnership

 

Isolation and Quarantine Support

If you cannot isolate or quarantine safely at home, you may be eligible for vouchers or hotel rooms with medical services, meals and laundry. Contact tracers will work with you to determine your needs and connect you to resources.

Financial Assistance for Households

Get help paying utility bills and rent, and guidance on mortgage payments and evictions. Learn about housing and renter support.

Employment Resources for Individuals who Qualify

Unemployment: Visit the California Employment Development Department for financial assistance if your employer reduced your hours or stopped operating.

If you’re sick or in quarantine: You can file a Disability Insurance Claim if you’ve tested positive for COVID-19 or have to quarantine because of exposure to someone who tested positive.

Student Loans

If you need immediate relief from your student loans, you can contact your loan processor to apply for forbearance, which suspends payments.

Community Funding

Sick Leave

Through a combination of federal, state and local legislation, almost everyone has the right to paid sick leave »