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

Adult Employment Success

Charles "Gam" Caldwell, our SonomaWORKS Employment Specialist, works with referrals from the County, and with walk-in job seekers. Gam tells us there have been many successes in the Adult Employment department in 2019. Gam says... "There have been many successes in...

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