At the Empowerment Center, Miller Phoenix:  Artist, Chef, Clown, Friend

At the Empowerment Center, Miller Phoenix: Artist, Chef, Clown, Friend

By Christo­pher Oak Reinier “I make art when I can’t gath­er the words to say.” Nik­ki Row “Art can per­me­ate the very deep­est part of us, where no words exist.” Eileen Miller “At the deep­est lev­el, the cre­ative process and the heal­ing process arise from a...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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)?...
At the Derby Day Fundraiser

At the Derby Day Fundraiser

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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...
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...