Adult Employment

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.

Youth Employment and Training

In part­ner­ship with Sono­ma Coun­ty Human Ser­vices, offers edu­ca­tion­al and employ­ment assis­tance to at-risk youth ages 16–24.
Sono­ma Coun­ty Youth Ecol­o­gy Corps (SCYEC). WCCS oper­ates the Youth Ecol­o­gy Corps in West Coun­ty, pro­vid­ing full-time sum­mer employ­ment and job train­ing to at-risk youth. Hands-on con­ser­va­tion work is matched with self-esteem build­ing, resume build­ing, inter­view­ing skills and train­ing in 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. More…

Adults with Disabilities

West Coun­ty Com­mu­ni­ty Ser­vices WCCS is a ven­dor for the Depart­ment of Reha­bil­i­ta­tion and works with their coun­selors to pro­vide job coach­ing, employ­ment and voca­tion­al ser­vices to adult clients age 18 and over.

Team and Services

Our high­ly trained team of pro­fes­sion­als pro­vides an array of pro­grams to busi­ness­es and job seek­ers alike. These include:

  • Job Readi­ness Assess­ments

  • Goal Set­ting and Sup­port

  • Train­ing and Net­work­ing oppor­tu­ni­ties

  • Job Place­ment

  • Job Coach­es

  • Funds to off­set train­ing costs

  • Tax cred­it pro­grams to off­set the costs to busi­ness­es

  • Con­tin­u­ous check-in ser­vices with the busi­ness and their employ­ee after place­ment to ensure a mutu­al­ly reward­ing expe­ri­ence.


  • WOTC pro­vides tax cred­its to busi­ness­es who employ our job seek­ers.
  • WOTC can give a busi­ness up to $2,400 in tax relief for up to two years.

Con­tact: Emi­ly Heinzel­man at (707) 823‑1640 x403 or emily.heinzelman@westcountyservices.org