Michelle’s is a story of struggle and success. She had been homeless on and off for over 10 years. She was a mother, an Olympic skier, and a model. After a severe accident left her with brain damage, she tried to continue to live her life and became homeless living on the streets of Guerneville and in shelters.
Kira McMillen of Guerneville stars in two roles at West County Community Services. She first came to WCCS through the Youth Education and Employment Services program to learn administrative, computer and other professional skills at the agency’s front desk. Kira also has joined Project Nourish, a job training and intergenerational learning program at the Russian River Senior Center. More…
Monica and her husband and two children moved into Park Village in June. They never imagined they would lack housing. Both parents had stable employment and lived happily in Graton for 4 years. When their landlord gave them 60 days to move, they had no idea how their lives would change.
Michael Reynolds, new program manager at the Russian River Empowerment Center in Guerneville, catches us up on what’s new at the center, and what the future holds.
John is a volunteer Senior Peer Counselor in Sonoma County. He gives us a quick description of the program, and talks about how it helps both clients and volunteers, and builds community.
September 9 – 15 is National Suicide Prevention Week, to spread awareness about the warning signs of suicide and to offer support to those who have lost someone to suicide. Here are some resources.
We talk with Jon Foye, West County Community Services Program Lead for the California Hope program.
Christy Davila has news about a new walk-in crisis counseling program in Guerneville, from WCCS and Kaiser.