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West County Community Services offer intensive assistance to adults who are enrolled in the state’s welfare-to-work programs. Adult recipients of the State’s temporary support are obligated to participate weekly in work activities and training. Recipients have a limited time to receive the State’s support. The welfare-to-work activities which WCCS provides help recipients gain the experience needed to find a job and to become self-sufficient. These innovative and successful programs provide individualized training in job-search skills, such as resume writing, cold calling, networking, interviewing, money management, gaining self-confidence, stress management, problem-solving.
SonomaWORKS is a structured four-week employment and training program developed to meet the needs of Sonoma County residents who receive TANF (Temporary Aid to Needy Families). Through funding provided by the Sonoma County Human Services Department, the SonomaWORKS program offers a variety of services tailored to meet the specific needs of each individual. Focusing on an individual’s strengths and highlighting their accomplishments, the services help participants prepare themselves to compete for, obtain, and retain good-paying jobs and to become independent of the welfare system. For more information visit: https://sonomacounty.ca.gov/health-and-human-services/human-services/divisions-and-services/employment-and-training/sonomaworks