WCCS Staff meet at Senior Center

WCCS Staff meet at Senior Center

By Christopher Oak Reinier     For the last four months WCCS staff have been working out of temporary offices at the east end of Main Street in Guerneville, and sometimes at other hospitable locations, such as the Senior Center. They have learned they will be able to...
Bocce Ball at the Senior Center

Bocce Ball at the Senior Center

By Christopher Oak Reinier Seniors!  Wednesday, May 31 at 4:00,  Donna Roper (former Exec. Director at WCCS) will be hosting another Bocce Ball party on the Bocce court at the Russian River Senior Center. No Experience needed. It’s fun to learn if you...
May Is Mental Health Month

May Is Mental Health Month

The Empowerment Center of West County Community Services is supported by Mental Health Services of Sonoma County. Notes from California’s Mental Health Movement, Each Mind Matters: Every May the nation comes together to raise awareness about mental health. Each Mind...
Northwood Men’s Golf Club Brings Support to the Senior Center

Northwood Men’s Golf Club Brings Support to the Senior Center

By Christopher Reinier They play golf. And they have a lot of fun at it. You can see their many tournaments, get an idea of the good times they have, by going to their Facebook page: Northwood Men’s Golf Club, Monte Rio. And they care.  The Club puts on a big crab...
Jennifer Hervey, WCCS Employment Services Specialist

Jennifer Hervey, WCCS Employment Services Specialist

          How to get a job is not something everyone automatically knows.  It is often an intimidating and complicated process. Most of Jennifer Hervey’s SonomaWorks temporary aid clients come from a history of poverty, a broken educational system, a...
Need a Summer Job?

Need a Summer Job?

Join our summer crew! Work outside, learn about the environment, contribute to your community, and have fun while you earn money. Space is limited! Apply before May 31 Are you ages 16-18 years old? Does your family receive TANF (cash aid)? Been in foster care? Have an...
At the Derby Day Fundraiser

At the Derby Day Fundraiser

                                                                                                 Joe wins the Grand Prize By Christopher Oak Reinier         Out by the road a lady in a tattered dress sat on a bench talking and gesturing in an anxious way to no one in...
Seniors! Get the SCOOP for May!

Seniors! Get the SCOOP for May!

Get the SCOOP! See you at the Center!  May 9th – “Lost Sock Memorial Day” lunch. Huh? Don’t miss it! May 10th – Birthday party for the kids of May. May 18th – Field trip to the Sonoma County Museum May 30th – Field trip to the Graton Casino Every Tuesday, a...
The Rains have Ended and the Emergency Shelter Has Closed

The Rains have Ended and the Emergency Shelter Has Closed

By Christopher Oak Reinier Dannielle Danforth, WCCS Director of Housing and Behavioral Health Services, has established and overseen the operation of the Emergency Homeless Shelter in Guerneville for the past two years.  Located in the Guerneville Vets Building, the...