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...
Spring Cleaning Day at Park Village

Spring Cleaning Day at Park Village

Park Village, our housing community in Sebastopol, is organizing a spring clean-up day for April 28, and recruiting volunteers. It’s part of Sebastopol’s city-wide “lend a hand” day. Park Village is providing mobile home options to those who would...
Explaining the Housing First Model

Explaining the Housing First Model

Explaining the “Housing First” Model Christopher Oak Reinier and Roger Coryell Like many communities up and down the West Coast, Sonoma County is experiencing very high rates of homelessness. In discussions of solutions for this issue, you’ll often hear the term...
The Sunrise Rotary Serve Dinner at the Emergency Shelter

The Sunrise Rotary Serve Dinner at the Emergency Shelter

By Christopher Oak Reinier Members of the Santa Rosa Sunrise Rotary Club recently served dinner for people at the WCCS emergency shelter for the homeless. They are one of many community volunteer groups who purchase, prepare and serve dinners at the shelter. There...
Pat Jones Helps Our Unhoused Neighbors

Pat Jones Helps Our Unhoused Neighbors

By Christopher Oak Reinier Pat Jones has had the kind of experience necessary to manage the WCCS Emergency Shelter for the homeless in Guerneville. She has been doing outreach work for homeless veterans for twenty years. Over time, she has made it her mission to help...
Generous Volunteers Serve Dinner at the Winter Shelter

Generous Volunteers Serve Dinner at the Winter Shelter

By Christopher Oak Reinier The WCCS Emergency Winter Shelter in Guerneville is open 120 nights for four months from December through March. This year the shelter is providing warmth and bedding for an average of fifty individuals from 5 pm to 7 am each night. And...
Erica Azimov, WCCS, Helping to House the Vulnerable

Erica Azimov, WCCS, Helping to House the Vulnerable

Erica Azimov began working in November as the WCCS Rapid Rehousing Case Manager. The Rapid Rehousing program focuses on finding permanent housing for homeless families and individual in the lower Russia River area. Erica holds a Bachelor of Science from Cal Poly and...
The Emergency Shelter Has Opened for the Winter

The Emergency Shelter Has Opened for the Winter

By Christopher Oak Reinier Dannielle Danforth, Director of Housing and Homeless Services for West County Community Services, opened the Emergency Shelter for the homeless at the Veterans Hall in Guerneville on Saturday, December 2. Dannielle has given daily management...
Park Village Housing Project Success Story

Park Village Housing Project Success Story

WCCS has housed its first four previously homeless families in quality used RVs in Sebastopol’s Park Village. Two additional RV’s are now on site and already identified families or individuals will move in by mid-November. Park Village is a joint venture with the City...
Pumpkin Carving Time at Fife Creek Commons

Pumpkin Carving Time at Fife Creek Commons

By Christopher Oak Reinier Phillip Tapia, West County Community Services Housing Case Manager, provides supportive services for residents of 48 living units at Fife Creek Commons, a Burbank Housing apartment complex in Guerneville. Of the 93 children — babies...
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, guilt, and fear are common...
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. Two of the units are...
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 Development Federal Funding Policies for...

Housing and Helath

There’s a clear relationship between good housing and good health. Want to learn...
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, 2017.   If you encounter either...
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 event is to build more...