Older Adult Collaborative Counseling Associate

Position Title: MFT/LCSW Registered AssociateReports to: Director of Counseling and Behavioral Health & Clinical Supervisor FLSA Status: Non-Exempt; part-time General Description:This position provides in-home short term therapy for clients referred through the...

HR Manager

Title:  Human Resources Manager Department:  Administration Reports To:  Executive Director Job summary The Human Resources Manager is responsible for oversight and implementation of employment policies and practices, as well as strategic planning to...
Covid-19 Update from our Executive Director

Covid-19 Update from our Executive Director

All updates are in bold. Local school closures mean therapists and counselors are separated from the children they serve, during a time they may be needed the most. This week, WCCS mental health professionals will begin phone/video outreach to their current student...

Hope Sonoma: Managing Post-Disaster Trauma and Stress

The incredible stress caused by this year’s fire, flood and evacuations continues to impact our neighbors and community. WCCS Crisis Counselors are working seven days a week with affected families to cope with the emotional, financial and social stress that thousands...

Learning From Seniors, Then Meeting Their Needs

The best partner or provider for a senior is often another senior. The lower Russian River hosts the oldest population in Sonoma County and the Russian River Senior Resource Center is the hub of senior activities and mental health support. For more than 100 members...

WCCS Crisis Support

A family of three is living in their broken car and they cannot afford a tow to the auto shop where they have a warranty for the repair. A mother and seven year old are sleeping in their van near school. Mom has an offer for a full time job but has no gas to take her...

Park Village Recovery

With the Sebastopol community’s help, 81 formerly homeless and extremely low income residents returned to Park Village after the worst flood in a generation. February’s historic flood inundated hundreds of local homes including several at the WCCS housing project,...

Peer-based Recovery: A New Home for the Empowerment Center

The Russian River Empowerment Center (EC) has re-opened in Monte Rio. The EC is a WCCS mental health program focused on recovery through peer support and education. The previous EC was destroyed by last winter’s floods. Even with the move to a new location and time...

A West County Leader and Success Story

For 20 years, Dawn was homeless in Sonoma County. She spent many cold, bitter nights sleeping in alleyways, on riverbanks and along trails. She struggled with drugs and alcohol. Four years ago, having hit bottom on a cold and rainy night, Dawn was ready to try a sober...

How Housing Makes a Difference

We face a housing crisis and the local stories are countless: a mother and 7 year old son living in their car due to an abusive spouse; a 73 year old man on SSI who cannot afford a rental increase; a family of four that lives in a shed because the husband lost...
Free Counseling for Fire Survivors

Free Counseling for Fire Survivors

WCCS and Sonoma Hope are providing Sonoma County Fire and Flood survivors with FREE, confidential counseling and disaster education.  If you were involved in a disaster, you may be affected personally regardless of whether you were hurt or lost a loved one. Since...
New Home for Empowerment Center

New Home for Empowerment Center

The Russian River Empowerment Center, our peer-operated program dedicated to helping mental health in the community through peer support and education, has reopened in a new location in Monte Rio. The previous Center was destroyed by last winter’s floods. Even with...
Support for Families at Local Schools

Support for Families at Local Schools

WCCS is providing a continuum of family support services to support families with children ages 4-15 at three West County locations. Free services with a Family Liaison Counselor, or a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist are offered to increase access to local...
Big News for the Empowerment Center

Big News for the Empowerment Center

In the next few weeks, we’ll be moving into our new home! Since last winter’s floods, the Russian River Empowerment Center has been hosting programs at the Senior Center. But we’re very close to opening our new home in Monte Rio. We’re very...
Adult Employment Success

Adult Employment Success

Charles “Gam” Caldwell, our SonomaWORKS Employment Specialist, works with referrals from the County, and with walk-in job seekers. Gam tells us there have been many successes in the Adult Employment department in 2019. Gam says… “There have...
Summer Adventures

Summer Adventures

Here are pictures from our recent WCCS Summer Youth Adventures trip to San Francisco. We walked to Chinatown and shopped, stayed at the International Hostel on Fort Mason, and then spent the next day at the Wharf and Pier...
Need a Ride?

Need a Ride?

West County Community Services offers free rides to adults age 60 or better, and others with disabilities. Our program offers rides 3 days a week, Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday. The shuttle van will pick you up at one of our designated points and take you where you...
Adventures for Kids 2019

Adventures for Kids 2019

Sponsored by:  West County Community Services Sonoma Raceway Speedway Children’s Charities For the last 28 years Adventures for Kids, a summer recreation and family support program, has provided West County youth and families with many opportunities to explore...
A Nice Letter From The County

A Nice Letter From The County

We recently received this letter from our partners at Sonoma County Emergency Services. It’s gratifying to see our community come together in times of crisis and to be able to...
Need a Ride?

Need a Ride?

Needs a ride? WCCS is now offering free rides to medical, social service and shopping appointments, for seniors and persons with disabilities. Schedule: Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Pickup points: Russian River Senior Center, Russian River Health Center. Please...