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...
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.

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.

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.
Congrats to Peer Counseling Grads

Congrats to Peer Counseling Grads

Congratulations to our 9 new Senior Peer Counselors who graduated on May 1st, 2018! We recruit and train seniors as peer counselors to work with other seniors who are struggling with issues of aging and need support in navigating the many challenges and transitions they face.

Melissa Fike, MFT, Discusses “Boundaries” with the WCCS Staff

Melissa Fike, MFT, Discusses “Boundaries” with the WCCS Staff

The West County Community Services staff held their November all-staff meeting last week. At the monthly meetings, the staff report to each other about their activities. And a member of one of the Divisions will often present information helpful to the work done by all the staff. 

Wine Country Fire Community Support

Wine Country Fire Community Support

For Sonoma County residents displaced by the fires and re-locating to West County, West County Community Services stands ready to provide the following support to our neighbors in need:

May Is Mental Health Month

May Is Mental Health Month

“Make a difference today for someone who’s fighting for their tomorrow.” – Jim Kelly, retired pro football player who struggled through many personal tragedies.