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: Men­tal Health and Emo­tion­al Support Feel­ings of grief,...
Only Smoke in the West, But It Was Toxic Smoke

Only Smoke in the West, But It Was Toxic Smoke

By Christopher Oak Reinier West County has been lucky. It has not been touched by the flaming breath of the Monster Conflagration that has devoured so many homes and businesses throughout the county. But West County Community Services has had its work to do on the...
News from the County

News from the County

It’s back to the draw­ing board for plans to pur­chase a five-bed­room home in Guerneville to be used as per­ma­nent sup­port­ive hous­ing for for­mer­ly home­less indi­vid­u­als. The County’s due dili­gence process includes an appraisal, and the Coun­ty says the...
Readying Homes for the Homeless

Readying Homes for the Homeless

By Christo­pher Oak Reinier West Coun­ty Com­mu­ni­ty Ser­vices is ready­ing three liv­ing units, mobile homes, donat­ed to house chron­i­cal­ly home­less indi­vid­u­als and fam­i­lies in the Sebastopol area. The units are locat­ed in the mobile home Park Vil­lage....
Housing: Notice of Public Hearing

Housing: Notice of Public Hearing

The Sono­ma Coun­ty Com­mu­ni­ty Devel­op­ment Com­mit­tee will hold a pub­lic hear­ing to iden­ti­fy hous­ing and com­mu­ni­ty devel­op­ment needs and pri­or­i­ties and review the pro­posed Fis­cal Year 2018–2019 Cap­i­tal Projects and Eco­nom­ic...

Housing and Helath

There’s a clear rela­tion­ship between good hous­ing and good health. Want to...
Coordinated Entry : Services for the Homeless

Coordinated Entry : Services for the Homeless

From Michael Gause. Con­tin­u­um of Care Coor­di­na­tor, Sono­ma Coun­ty Com­mu­ni­ty Devel­op­ment Commission: Coor­di­nat­ed Entry has expand­ed to all indi­vid­u­als and fam­i­lies expe­ri­enc­ing home­less­ness in Sono­ma Coun­ty as of today, Sep­tem­ber 18,...
Job Announcement —  .75 FTE Housing Locator & Full Time Case Manager

Job Announcement —  .75 FTE Housing Locator & Full Time Case Manager

West Coun­ty Com­mu­ni­ty Ser­vices (WCCS) is a non-prof­it serv­ing the most vul­ner­a­ble regard­less of their reli­gious, social, or eco­nom­ic back­ground. The Hous­ing and Home­less Ser­vices Depart­ment is seek­ing to fill 2 new posi­tions in a new­ly fund­ed...
Night Out at Fife Commons

Night Out at Fife Commons

Shel­li Hendry, the Bur­bank Hous­ing Prop­er­ty Man­ag­er of the Fife Creek Com­mons, with help from Res­i­dent Ser­vices Coor­di­na­tor Phillip Tapia-WCCS, host­ed a Nation­al Night Out event at the Com­mons on Tues­day, August 1st. The pur­pose of the Night-Out...
The Rains have Ended and the Emergency Shelter Has Closed

The Rains have Ended and the Emergency Shelter Has Closed

By Christo­pher Oak Reinier Dan­nielle Dan­forth, WCCS Direc­tor of Hous­ing and Behav­ioral Health Ser­vices, has estab­lished and over­seen the oper­a­tion of the Emer­gency Home­less Shel­ter in Guerneville for the past two years.  Locat­ed in the Guerneville...
500 Ways to Care

500 Ways to Care

By Christo­pher Oak Reinier Some 500 res­i­dents of the Guerneville area assem­bled Wednes­day evening, March 29, at the Guerneville Ele­men­tary School. They had come to voice and hear con­cerns about a pro­posed home­less shel­ter and health ser­vice facil­i­ty...
WCCS needs Travel Trailers, RV’s for Homeless Housing in Sebastopol

WCCS needs Travel Trailers, RV’s for Homeless Housing in Sebastopol

West Coun­ty Com­mu­ni­ty Ser­vices (WCCS) is an expe­ri­enced, licensed, non-prof­it, human ser­vices agency (501c3) in Sono­ma Coun­ty oper­at­ing a pro­gram designed and fund­ed to pro­vide shel­ter and sup­port­ive care to peo­ple who would oth­er­wise be...
New Partnership to House Homeless Families in Sebastopol

New Partnership to House Homeless Families in Sebastopol

The Sebastopol City Coun­cil on March 21 approved an agree­ment to part­ner with West Coun­ty Com­mu­ni­ty Ser­vices  and afford­able hous­ing advo­ca­cy orga­ni­za­tion Group of Advo­cates to begin pro­vid­ing hous­ing and sup­port­ive ser­vices to the...
Phillip Tapia, Supportive Services Case Manager

Phillip Tapia, Supportive Services Case Manager

By Christo­pher Oak Reinier A res­i­dent at one of the homes ser­viced by West Coun­ty Com­mu­ni­ty Ser­vices had can­cer. She was not able to pay her med­ical and oth­er expens­es. Phillip Tapia, Sup­port­ive Ser­vices Case Man­ag­er, helped her find a non-prof­it...
WCCS Staff Meet to Report and Plan

WCCS Staff Meet to Report and Plan

By Christo­pher Oak Reinier The staff of West Coun­ty Com­mu­ni­ty Ser­vices meet month­ly to report their work to each oth­er, share their expe­ri­ences and knowl­edge, and assist each oth­er in fur­ther plan­ning.  Serv­ing the dis­ad­van­taged and more...
River Angels at Work

River Angels at Work

Dur­ing the worst storm to hit the West Coun­ty in many years, the West Coun­ty com­mu­ni­ty steps up to assist those most vul­ner­a­ble to the rav­ages of the weath­er.  West Coun­ty Com­mu­ni­ty Ser­vices orga­nizes and man­ages the Emer­gency Cen­ter at the...
They Cooked! and they brought Good Cheer.

They Cooked! and they brought Good Cheer.

By Christo­pher Oak Reinier Mary and Kristin serve up a warm meal of mac­a­roni and cheese, with hot dogs, broc­coli, gar­lic bread, and sal­ad at the Emer­gency Shel­ter in the Vets build­ing in Guerneville.  Thir­ty cold and hun­gry peo­ple real­ly...
Attention Senior Volunteers! You Are Angels. Yes, You Are!

Attention Senior Volunteers! You Are Angels. Yes, You Are!

By Christo­pher Oak Reinier Senior help Is need­ed at the Guerneville emer­gency shelter. We only need more assis­tance for three evening meals: Tues­day, Jan 10; Tues­day, Feb­ru­ary 14; and Tues­day, March 14.  If you think you can help, please call Vic­ki...
Dannielle Danforth takes charge of getting the Emergency Shelter Open

Dannielle Danforth takes charge of getting the Emergency Shelter Open

The Emer­gency Shel­ter Is Open­ing Decem­ber 1st. By Christo­pher Oak Reinier It’s easy to for­get the time when years ago the bud­get-shrink­ing State closed State hos­pi­tals and care­tak­ing facil­i­ties and threw many emo­tion­al­ly and men­tal­ly trou­bled...