Sonoma Valley Coronavirus Information
Need to talk?
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 800-273-8255
North Bay Suicide Prevention Hotline of Sonoma County: 855-587-6373
Sonoma County 24-Hour Crisis Stabilization Unit: (707)-576-8181
Text "TalkWithUs" to 66746 Espanol: "Hablanos" al 66746
Food distribution sites are up and running you are encouraged to take advantage of these resources and to preserve personal income for other essentials like rent and utilities. Please visit https://getfood.refb.org click “get food” at the top of the page you will be able to see where resources are available near you. We want EVERYONE to feel comfortable receiving food support.
The City of Sonoma has a calendar with Sonoma Valley daily food distribution sites: https://www.sonomacity.org/meetings/?filter_categories=68
Seniors 65+ can call or sign up online to get groceries, pet food and pharmacy products delivered: https://vintagehouse.org/vintage-house-delivers/
Local restaurants and businesses are offering delivery and take-out of food and essential services. Things change fast, so be sure to call ahead to verify: https://www.sonomatogo.com
if you need pet food please reach out to Pets Lifeline at https://www.petslifeline.org or call 707.996.4577 you can arrange pet food pick up at the gate or they will be distributing pet food on Tuesdays and Fridays at the Vintage House 11am - 1pm.
F.I.S.H. https://www.friendsinsonomahelping.org is providing rental assistance and is an excellent place to get resources if you are in need of support.
Small business help: http://sonomaedb.org/Business-Assistance/Business-Assistance-Coronavirus/
The Chamber of Commerce will begin to support local businesses whose employees might need extra financial help. There will be a link soon on https://www.sonomacity.org to the Chamber directly- the goal will be to get some extra resources into the hands of low wage earners like child care workers who are likely to fall through the cracks financially.
Employment Development Department information on unemployment due to Coronavirus: https://www.edd.ca.gov/about_edd/coronavirus-2019.htm
Vintage House offers support on how to use Zoom or Instacart: https://vintagehouse.org/covid-19/
More on how to use Instacart: https://youtu.be/f_Zb3pNaJDg
Give Help and/or Volunteer
The Ecology Center has set up a page just for the Sonoma Valley to coordinate volunteers, it is easy to use and people can sign up now. https://sonomavalleyvolunteers.org You will see the different organizations that need help and will be able to sign up for a time slot accordingly.
The City of Sonoma has a page for donations to be collected for food security in the Valley, https://www.sonomacity.org/food-security This page will feature four organizations in need of financial support. This is a centralized way to give and the goal is to streamline efforts.
Volunteer to shop for a senior or donate money to the Vintage House Delivers program for seniors 65+: https://vintagehouse.org/vintage-house-delivers/
Donate pet food or make a financial contribution to Pets Lifeline and/or F.I.S.H. so they can support families with pets.
Resources and Coronavirus Information
City of Sonoma has many resources here: https://www.sonomacity.org/coronavirus-resources/
County of Sonoma: https://socoemergency.org/emergency/novel-coronavirus/
To see the most recent Health Orders and Guidance for Sonoma County visit https://socoemergency.org/emergency/novel-coronavirus/health-orders/
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html