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,...
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 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...
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”...
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...
Need a Summer Job?

Need a Summer Job?

Join our sum­mer crew! Work out­side, learn about the envi­ron­ment, con­tribute to your community, and have fun while you earn money. Space is lim­it­ed! Apply before May 31 Are you ages 16–18 years old? Does your fam­i­ly receive TANF (cash aid)?...
Valerie Belote, Peer One at the Empowerment Center

Valerie Belote, Peer One at the Empowerment Center

By Christo­pher Oak Reinier Valerie Belote had just come from a meet­ing of the Mem­ber Advi­so­ry Coun­cil when I sat down with her at a table in the sun, the glo­ri­ous sun, in the yard out­side the Empow­er­ment Cen­ter. The Coun­cil mem­bers are restruc­tur­ing...
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...
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...
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...
Social Isolation, A Hidden Epidemic

Social Isolation, A Hidden Epidemic

(Pic­ture cred­it: Damon Winter/The New York Times, Arti­cle from THE NEW YORK TIMES) Human Touch — How Social Iso­la­tion Is Killing Us by Dhruv Khullar DEC. 22, 2016 Social iso­la­tion is a grow­ing epi­dem­ic, one that’s increas­ing­ly rec­og­nized as...
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...
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...