Project Nourish – New Senior Center Kitchen

Project Nourish – New Senior Center Kitchen

Please Donate Today The WCCS board voted last week to finalize plans for Project Nourish, building a full-featured commercial kitchen at the West County Senior Resource Center. This project will accomplish the following: An expanded kitchen, including commercial...
What To Do About Emotional Trauma From the Fire

What To Do About Emotional Trauma From the Fire

By Christopher Oak Reinier WCCS staff at the October all-staff meeting learned about the emotional trauma any one of us might be experiencing from the recent fires. Xochi Lubin-Amaya, WCCS Youth Services Counselor in West County schools, assembled and...
Keena Finds a Path to the Work She Wants to Do

Keena Finds a Path to the Work She Wants to Do

By Christopher Oak Reinier Keena Mares wanted work, but didn’t know what she could do. Couldn’t find anything. A family member had heard about West County Community Services. She met Vivian Diaz and Paulette Hall, WCCS youth services coordinators. “I was excited to...
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...
Christy Davila, WCCS Director of Counseling and Behavioral Health

Christy Davila, WCCS Director of Counseling and Behavioral Health

By Christopher Oak Reinier Just a brief chat with Christy Davila LMFT and you will know West County Community Services has found a bright, warm and clear light to show the way further in its Counseling Division. She has taken the lead this month as WCCS Director of...
Safeway Sponsors Food Donations for WCCS Programs

Safeway Sponsors Food Donations for WCCS Programs

By Christopher Oak Reinier      Rob Milton, WCCS Funding Programs Developer, greets Safeway customers to inform them of the food drive which Safeway is sponsoring.  Safeway has dedicated the month of June to the “Bag Summer Hunger” drive. It will provide food for...
Jennifer Hervey, WCCS Employment Services Specialist

Jennifer Hervey, WCCS Employment Services Specialist

          How to get a job is not something everyone automatically knows.  It is often an intimidating and complicated process. Most of Jennifer Hervey’s SonomaWorks temporary aid clients come from a history of poverty, a broken educational system, a...
WCCS Youth Program Sponsors a 3 on 3 Basketball Ball Tournament

WCCS Youth Program Sponsors a 3 on 3 Basketball Ball Tournament

By Vivian Diaz Over twenty local youth participated in the River Hoops 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament, held Saturday, March 11, at the El Molino High School Gym in Forestville. Youth from all backgrounds played in a total of four 7 minute games against one another. The...
Basket Ball Tournament at El Molino this Saturday, March 11

Basket Ball Tournament at El Molino this Saturday, March 11

There is room for two more teams! But if you can’t play, be sure to be there for a fun night of local basketball AGES 16-24 Date: March 11, 2017 Location: El Molino High School Time: 6:30PM-8:30PM 8 Teams – Single Elimination $20 Participation Fee/Team $3 Entry...
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 vulnerable people of the West...
Happy Holiday at the Senior Center’s Christmas lunch.

Happy Holiday at the Senior Center’s Christmas lunch.

Good food, good company, good gifts! the raffle was good!  It was a Good Time! Tim Miller, WCCS Executive Director, announced that the money had been successfully raised for the renovation of the Senior Center kitchen.  The work is scheduled to be done this spring. ...
Project Nourish: Seniors and Youth at “the cutting edge.”

Project Nourish: Seniors and Youth at “the cutting edge.”

By Christopher Oak Reinier A modern, commercial teaching kitchen will soon be under construction at the Russian River Senior Center as WCCS has raised $102,000 of its $110,00 project goal . We want to thank for their generous support: Wine Country Weekend, The...