Housing Blog

This is devastating… but our recovery has begun.

This is devastating. Thousands of people have been displaced and trying to find their way forward. With three of five offices underwater in Guerneville and Sebastopol, WCCS moved the Guerneville shelter to Santa Rosa and with our County partners sheltered...

Better Housing Means Better Health in Sebastopol

Monica and her husband and two children moved into Park Village in June. They never imagined they would lack housing. Both parents had stable employment and lived happily in Graton for 4 years. When their landlord gave them 60 days to move, they had no idea how their lives would change.

Park Village Wish List

We have purchased a new community building for our homeless housing project in Sebastopol, Park Village. It will be used to provide a meeting room, community center, computer and training facility, and an office for our Case Manager. We could...

Sheds for Hope

Here are a few photos of our CCP Crisis Counselors building Sheds for Hope in Santa Rosa this week. 100 sheds were built for people who lost their homes. CCP is a FEMA-funded program to help folks impacted by last year's wildfires.

Explaining the Housing First Model

Like many communities up and down the West Coast, Sonoma County is experiencing very high rates of homelessness. In discussions of solutions for this issue, you’ll often hear the term “Housing First.”

Pat Jones Helps Our Unhoused Neighbors

Pat Jones has had the kind of experience necessary to manage the WCCS Emergency Shelter for the homeless in Guerneville. She has been doing outreach work for homeless veterans for twenty years.

The Emergency Shelter Has Opened for the Winter

Dannielle Danforth, Director of Housing and Homeless Services for West County Community Services, opened the Emergency Shelter for the homeless at the Veterans Hall in Guerneville on Saturday, December 2.

Park Village Housing Project Success Story

WCCS has housed its first four previously homeless families in quality used RVs in Sebastopol’s Park Village. Two additional RV’s are now on site and already identified families or individuals will move in by mid-November. Park Village is a joint venture with the City...

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:

News from the County

It’s back to the drawing board for plans to purchase a five-bedroom home in Guerneville to be used as permanent supportive housing for formerly homeless individuals. The County’s due diligence process includes an appraisal, and the County says the appraisal results don’t support the proposed purchase price. Here’s the official statement.

Housing: Notice of Public Hearing

The Sonoma County Community Development Committee will hold a public hearing to identify housing and community development needs and priorities and review the proposed Fiscal Year 2018-2019 Capital Projects and Economic Development Federal Funding Policies for...

Housing and Helath

There’s a clear relationship between good housing and good health. Want to learn more?

Night Out at Fife Commons

Shelli Hendry, the Burbank Housing Property Manager of the Fife Creek Commons, with help from Resident Services Coordinator Phillip Tapia-WCCS, hosted a National Night Out event at the Commons on Tuesday, August 1st. The purpose of the Night-Out event is to build more...

500 Ways to Care

The crowd was motivated by concern for the homeless, the school children, the less-advantaged, the community…

New Partnership to House Homeless Families in Sebastopol

The Sebastopol City Council on March 21 approved an agreement to partner with West County Community Services and affordable housing advocacy organization Group of Advocates to begin providing housing and supportive services to 65 current residents of Village Mobile Home Park, as well as for an additional eight homeless or precariously housed Sebastopol-area families.

River Angels at Work

In the midst of the storm, Dianna, Paulette, and Joanie serve up dinner at the WCCS Emergency Center in Guerneville.