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.”
People helping each other: the good news we need to know about the human family.
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 WCCS Emergency Winter Shelter in Guerneville is open 120 nights for four months from December through March. Crews of community volunteers cook and serve a warm meal each night for the shelter’s visitors.
“Housing individuals and families is not just about putting a roof over their head.”
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.
Since July of this year, West County Community Services (WCCS) has begun placing a total of eight mobile living units for homeless families and individuals in Park Village in Sebastopol. To date, two homeless families and two homeless persons have been placed in four of the newly added living units in the Park.
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…
Pictures from the pumpkin carving party!
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:
WCCS Director of Housing, Dannielle Danforth, found and distributed respiratory masks
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.
Ernie Gets Down Dirty and Wet to Help Provide Homes for the Homeless
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…
There’s a clear relationship between good housing and good health. Want to learn more?
“Coordinated Entry. This is now the entry point for most housing and homeless services.” Dannielle Danforth, WCCS Director of Housing and Homeless Services
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…
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Dannielle Danforth reflects on the season
The crowd was motivated by concern for the homeless, the school children, the less-advantaged, the community…
Donate your RV, travel trailer or 5th Wheel for a unique homeless housing project
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.
“They need to know I am genuinely concerned about basic human needs and want to help.”
The Staff pitched in to help local residents through the recent storms.
In the midst of the storm, Dianna, Paulette, and Joanie serve up dinner at the WCCS Emergency Center in Guerneville.
“It’s not a hard way to do a lot of good.”
And you are needed again. Can you help serve an evening meal at the Emergency Center?
Dannielle Danforth, Director of Housing and Behavioral Health Services, WCCS, takes a break from organizing the opening of the Emergency Shelter.
WCCS Housing programs serving the chronically homeless, disabled, and low-income are described in a 2 page brochure.