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 Behavioral Health Services West County Community Services
(707) 823-1640 x115
dannielle.danforth@westcountyservices.org

 

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.