It’s What We Do

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.”

WCCS Staff Meet to Share Their Work

This arti­cle will help you see how the WCCS staff works in a vari­ety of ways to help the less advan­taged in the West Coun­ty improve the qual­i­ty of their lives.

Generous Volunteers Serve Dinner at the Winter Shelter

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.

WCCS Honors Senior Peer Counselors

Melis­sa Fike, WCCS Direc­tor of Senior Coun­sel­ing and Vic­ki Wede­gaert­ner, Pro­gram Man­ag­er, host­ed an appre­ci­a­tion par­ty for the vol­un­teer Senior Peer Coun­selors at their last group meet­ing of the year.Seniors help­ing seniors.

Melissa Fike, MFT, Discusses “Boundaries” with the WCCS Staff

The West Coun­ty Com­mu­ni­ty Ser­vices staff held their Novem­ber all-staff meet­ing last week. At the month­ly meet­ings, the staff report to each oth­er about their activ­i­ties. And a mem­ber of one of the Divi­sions will often present infor­ma­tion help­ful to the work done by all the staff. 

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.

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.

At the Empowerment Center

The Russ­ian Riv­er Empow­er­ment Cen­ter is a peer-man­aged cen­ter pro­vid­ing a place for indi­vid­u­als with a his­to­ry of behav­ioral issues to find food, friend­ship, and fam­i­­ly-like care. The Cen­ter offers mem­bers the use of phone, com­put­er, T.V., and couch for talk or a time-out.

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…

More than 100 Feasted on the Pig and the Pie

By Christo­pher Oak Reinier On Sat­ur­day, July 15, a mul­ti-gen­er­a­tional com­mu­ni­ty of more than 100 gath­ered at the Russ­ian Riv­er Senior Cen­ter to enjoy a roast­ed pig feast, Daryl and the Roast­ers                                                                          …