This fall it was fires, last win­ter it was floods. Each year we seem test­ed and, as a com­mu­ni­ty, every year we respond for each oth­er. With your sup­port, West Coun­ty Com­mu­ni­ty Ser­vices (WCCS) con­tin­ues to grow and focus its efforts to empow­er our youth in search of job employ­ment, our seniors seek­ing health and com­pan­ion­ship and many of our most vul­ner­a­ble seek­ing shel­ter, food and coun­sel­ing. In the past year, WCCS has opened a new hous­ing project for home­less fam­i­lies in Sebastopol, raised the funds for a new com­mer­cial kitchen and inter­gen­er­a­tional culi­nary pro­gram at the Russ­ian Riv­er Senior Cen­ter (open­ing sum­mer 2018!) and con­tin­ues to grow our employ­ment, youth and behav­ioral health sup­port for our West Coun­ty Com­mu­ni­ty.

This October’s fires have affect­ed us all.  Many of our employ­ees were dis­placed by this unprece­dent­ed tragedy, as were so many across Sono­ma Coun­ty. WCCS has now part­nered with San­ta Rosa-based agen­cies to pro­vide ser­vices to relo­cat­ing fam­i­lies from San­ta Rosa, whether tem­porar­i­ly or per­ma­nent­ly, to West Coun­ty. We thank our com­mu­ni­ty part­ners for join­ing us in this effort. And thank you for being our part­ner today and tomor­row.

- Tim Miller, Exec­u­tive Direc­tor