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 Fife Creek Com­mons, Mill Street Sup­port­ive Hous­ing, Petaluma Avenue Homes, and the West Coun­ty Win­ter Shelter.

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. P

Petaluma Avenue Homes, Sebastopol

West Coast Com­mu­ni­ty Ser­vices pro­vide sup­port­ive pro­grams for res­i­dents of 44 apart­ments and town homes 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.

Contact

Dan­nielle Danforth
Direc­tor of Hous­ing and Home­less Services
West Coun­ty Com­mu­ni­ty Services
(707) 823‑1640 x115
dannielle.danforth@westcountyservices.org

 

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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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.

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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…

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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…

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