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.
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 email@example.com or (707) 889‑3411
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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, firstname.lastname@example.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.
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.
Director of Housing and Homeless Services
West County Community Services
(707) 823‑1640 x115
Rapid Re-housing Case Manager
Park Village Case Manager
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