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...
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...
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.

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.

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.