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...
Santa Stops by Park Village

Santa Stops by Park Village

By Christo­pher Oak Reinier Some thirty residents of Park Village gathered for a holiday dinner this week. Paulette Hall, WCCS Senior Case Manager, put up a canopy, decorated it, and offered up a spread of tasty turkey with all the trimmings. Then Santa, delighting...
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.    ...
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...
Pumpkin Carving Time at Fife Creek Commons

Pumpkin Carving Time at Fife Creek Commons

By Christopher Oak Reinier The Pumpkin!  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...
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 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,...
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 on a...
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...