Housing Services

WCCS mas­ter leas­es prop­er­ty and makes it avail­able to qual­i­fied indi­vid­u­als. We man­age the prop­er­ty, offer sup­port ser­vices with indi­vid­ual case plans for res­i­dents in need of social and con­flict man­age­ment skills, employ­ment, med­ical atten­tion, finan­cial guid­ance, and oth­er resources to help them main­tain sta­ble hous­ing and to improve their well-being. We man­age sev­er­al West Coun­ty hous­ing pro­grams in Guerneville and Sebastopol, includ­ing Park Vil­lage in Sebastopol,  Mill Street Sup­port­ive Hous­ing in Guerneville, Petaluma Avenue Homes, and the West Coun­ty Win­ter Shel­ter, as well as the Rapid Re-hous­ing pro­gram for the low­er Russ­ian Riv­er.

Rapid Re-housing

WCCS Rapid Re-Hous­ing is part of a grant-fund­ed effort to reduce home­less­ness in the low­er Russ­ian Riv­er area. Through finan­cial assis­tance and sup­port­ive ser­vices, WCCS Rapid Re-Hous­ing pro­gram assists fam­i­lies and indi­vid­u­als in becom­ing sta­bly housed and finan­cial­ly self-suf­fi­cient. Con­tact Rapid Re-hous­ing Case Man­ag­er Eri­ca Azi­mov at erica.azimov@westcountyservices.org or (707) 889‑3411

Park Village

Park Vil­lage is a joint ven­ture with the City of Sebastopol, WCCS, and the Group of Advo­cates (a vol­un­tary orga­ni­za­tion con­cerned about the home­less). In this unique pro­gram, WCCS will place eight mobile liv­ing units in the Park to pro­vide homes for chron­i­cal­ly home­less fam­i­lies and indi­vid­u­als. The project is sup­port­ed by the City of Sebastopol and pri­vate donors. In addi­tion to the new liv­ing units, WCCS is pro­vid­ing case man­age­ment and sup­port­ive ser­vices to the 65 cur­rent extreme­ly low and very low income res­i­dents of the Park: con­nec­tions to employ­ment, health, edu­ca­tion, and will use its broad range of human ser­vices and part­ner­ships to increas­ing­ly inte­grate the park and its res­i­dents into the broad­er com­mu­ni­ty. Con­tact Paulette Hall, paulette.hall@westcountyservices.org or  (707) 867‑9016.

Mill Street Housing, Guerneville

West Coun­ty Com­mu­ni­ty Ser­vices opened this home in 2013 to pro­vide per­ma­nent, sup­port­ive hous­ing to 8 chron­i­cal­ly home­less adults with dis­abil­i­ties. Each adult has an indi­vid­ual bed­room and shares the liv­ing room, kitchen, bath­rooms, laun­dry facil­i­ties, and yard. WCCS man­ages the house and pro­vides a wide vari­ety of sup­port ser­vices and case man­age­ment to help res­i­dents meet their med­ical, finan­cial and oth­er per­son­al needs. The ser­vices have suc­cess­ful­ly helped the res­i­dents improve the qual­i­ty of their lives and main­tain a sta­ble hous­ing sit­u­a­tion.

Petaluma Avenue Homes, Sebastopol

West Coast Com­mu­ni­ty Ser­vices pro­vide sup­port pro­grams for res­i­dents of 44 apart­ments and town­homes clus­tered around com­mon facil­i­ties on Petaluma Avenue in Sebastopol. On-site sup­port ser­vices include refer­rals for food, med­ical, finan­cial, employ­ment, social and edu­ca­tion­al oppor­tu­ni­ties and oth­er resources for the res­i­dents.

Fife Creek Commons, Guerneville

West Coun­ty Com­mu­ni­ty Ser­vices pro­vides sup­port­ive ser­vices for res­i­dences in this 47-unit afford­able hous­ing devel­op­ment. WCCS assists these res­i­dents with refer­rals for food, employ­ment, cri­sis sup­port, med­ical, finan­cial, and oth­er ser­vices that help them main­tain their homes and enjoy a bet­ter qual­i­ty of life. WCCS also focus­es on help­ing the res­i­dents with the process of liv­ing togeth­er, offer­ing social and com­mu­ni­ca­tion skills train­ing as well as con­flict res­o­lu­tion in order to live with oth­ers in these more sup­port­ive sit­u­a­tions.

Crisis Services

West Coun­ty Com­mu­ni­ty Ser­vices offers cri­sis assis­tance for indi­vid­u­als and fam­i­lies in the West Coun­ty Area who have emer­gency finan­cial needs, such as help with one month’s rent or deposit, a util­i­ty bill, or oth­er crit­i­cal human needs. WCCS offers brief solu­tion-focused inter­ven­tions, infor­ma­tion, resources, and refer­ral.

The Winter Shelter

West Coun­ty Com­mu­ni­ty Ser­vices pro­vides night-time shel­ter for at least four months dur­ing the win­ter for those in need in the low­er Russ­ian Riv­er area. The Shel­ter, locat­ed in the Guerneville Vet­er­ans Build­ing, is a “behav­ioral-based” cen­ter. The Shel­ter can accom­mo­date 40 indi­vid­u­als ordi­nar­i­ly, but, when rain or cold become severe, room can be made for 50. 142 indi­vid­u­als took advan­tage of the facil­i­ties dur­ing the 2015–16 win­ter, when the Shel­ter remained open for a fifth month due to the con­tin­ued inclement weath­er. Evening meals are pro­vid­ed by an army of com­mu­ni­ty vol­un­teers.


Dan­nielle Dan­forth
Direc­tor of Hous­ing and Home­less Ser­vices
West Coun­ty Com­mu­ni­ty Ser­vices
(707) 823‑1640 x115

Eri­ca Azi­mov
Rapid Re-hous­ing Case Man­ag­er
(707) 889‑3411

Paulette Hall
Park Vil­lage Case Man­ag­er
(707) 867‑9016.

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.”

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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.

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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.

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Paulette Brings her Dazzling Smile and Caring Strength to Park Village

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.

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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…

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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:

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