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...

Case Manager, Housing and Homeless Services- Sebastopol

Job summary 1.0 FTE Salary range $19-21 with benefits Apply to dannielle.danforth@westcountyservices.org Under general direction of the Director of Housing and Homeless Services, this position will provide intensive individual case management and crisis intervention...
An Olympian Success

An Olympian Success

Over the past 12 months, through its Rapid Re-housing (RRH) program, WCCS has housed 36 formerly homeless adults and children from the Russian River Area, as well as helping another 36 adults and children from becoming homeless. Each person’s story is unique, but the...
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. A fast...
Better Housing Means Better Health in Sebastopol

Better Housing Means Better Health in Sebastopol

When a small group of Sebastopol citizens, the Group of Advocates, became concerned about the number of local people living in cars or tents, the seeds of Park Village were planted. From these initial seeds, West County Community Services developed a proposal to...

Crisis Walk In Clinic: MFT Associate

Position Title: Crisis Walk In Clinic: MFT Associate Reports to: Director of Counseling and Behavioral Health FLSA Status:  Non-Exempt; part-time (10-12 hrs/wk) Apply to: Christy.Davila@westcountyservices.org General Description: This position provides therapeutic...

School Clinician

Position Title: School Clinician Reports to: Director of Counseling and Behavioral Health FLSA Status:  Non-Exempt; part-time 20 hours per week Apply to: Christy.Davila@westcountyservices.org General Description: This position provides school therapy services in the...
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. Here’s more information about this WCCS...
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. About 75 Sonoma County residents die by suicide each year. This devastating number does...
Walk-in Crisis Counseling in Guerneville

Walk-in Crisis Counseling in Guerneville

Christy  Davila has news about a new walk-in crisis counseling program in Guerneville, from WCCS and Kaiser. Funded by a grant from Kaiser, this program makes free, in-person crisis counseling available on a first-come, first serve walk-in basis. Services are...
Dorothy Vyenielo

Dorothy Vyenielo

Our dear friend and colleague, Dorothy Vyenielo, passed away peacefully on 6/22/18. She lived 90+ years on this planet and her gifts to the world were many. We were blessed to have her volunteering with our Senior Peer Counseling program for over 20 years. Her feisty...
Sheds for Hope

Sheds for Hope

Here are a few photos of our CCP Crisis Counselors building Sheds for Hope in Santa Rosa this week. 100 sheds were built for people who lost their homes. CCP is a FEMA-funded program to help folks impacted by last year’s wildfires.
WCCS Podcast – Speaking of Death

WCCS Podcast – Speaking of Death

Roger Coryell interviews Tess Lorraine, who facilitates “Speaking of Death” cafes at Russian River Senior Center, on the first Tuesday of each month at 3 p.m.