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...

Housing Case Manager/Outreach

 Location: Guerneville and Sebastopol Apply by June 24, 2019 to dannielle.danforth@westcountyservices.org 1.0 FTE with benefits Job summary Under general direction of the Director of Housing and Homeless Services, this position will provide intensive individual case...
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...
This is devastating… but our recovery has begun.

This is devastating… but our recovery has begun.

This is devastating. Thousands of people have been displaced and trying to find their way forward. With three of five offices underwater in Guerneville and Sebastopol, WCCS moved the Guerneville shelter to Santa Rosa and with our County partners sheltered more than...
Local  Assistance Center Opens March 3 in Guerneville

Local Assistance Center Opens March 3 in Guerneville

Residents impacted by winter storms and floods can access recovery services and resources at the Local Assistance Center (LAC) which will be open on Sunday, March 3 from noon-6 p.m., at the former Bank of America Building, 16390 Main St., Guerneville. The LAC will...
An Olympian Success

An Olympian Success

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.

Introducing Kira

Introducing Kira

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…

Better Housing Means Better Health in Sebastopol

Better Housing Means Better Health in Sebastopol

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.

New Leadership at The Empowerment Center

New Leadership at The Empowerment Center

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.

Park Village Wish List

Park Village Wish List

We have purchased a new community building for our homeless housing project in Sebastopol, Park Village. It will be used to provide a meeting room, community center, computer and training facility, and an office for our Case Manager. We could use your help in...
Senior Peer Counseling

Senior Peer Counseling

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.

National Suicide Prevention Week

National Suicide Prevention Week

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.