West County Community Services offer intensive assistance to adults who are enrolled in the state’s welfare to-work programs. Adult recipients of the State’s temporary support are obligated to participate weekly in work activities and training. Recipients have a limited time to receive the State’s support. The welfare-to-work activities which WCCS provides help recipients gain the experience needed to find a job and to become self-sufficient. These innovative and successful programs provide individualized training in job-search skills, such as: resume writing, cold calling, networking, interviewing, money management, gaining self-confidence, stress management. problem-solving.
SonomaWORKS is a structured four-week employment and training program developed to meet the needs of Sonoma County residents who receive TANF (Temporary Aid to Needy Families). Through funding provided by the Sonoma County Human Services Department, the SonomaWORKS program offers a variety of services tailored to meet the specific needs of each individual. Focusing on an individual’s strengths and highlighting their accomplishments, the services help participants prepare themselves to compete for, obtain, and retain good-paying jobs and to become independent of the welfare system. More…
Adults with Disabilities
West County Community Services WCCS is a vendor for the Department of Rehabilitation and works with their counselors to provide job coaching, employment and vocational services to adult clients age 18 and over.
Team and Services
Our highly trained team of professionals provides an array of programs to businesses and job seekers alike. These include:
Job Readiness Assessments
Goal Setting and Support
Training and Networking opportunities
Funds to offset training costs
Tax credit programs to offset the costs to businesses
Continuous check-in services with the business and their employee after placement to ensure a mutually rewarding experience.
- WOTC provides tax credits to businesses who employ our job seekers.
- WOTC can give a business up to $2,400 in tax relief for up to two years.
Contact: Emily Heinzelman at (707) 823‑1640 x403 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The Housing and Homeless Services Department is seeking to fill 2 new positions in a newly funded program providing housing services in the lower Russian River area.
She helps her clients see and experience what is possible.
Friday morning, September 9th, 2016 was a reasonably typical morning here at WCCS Main Street Office.
She made it happen. We helped.
You can read a brief description of the Employment Programs offered by WCCS in the 2 page brochure, which will be available soon at WCCS offices,
Gam Caldwell, Employment Services Specialist, with West County Community Services, writes about one of his recent cases.