It’s What We Do

Congrats to Peer Counseling Grads

Congratulations to our 9 new Senior Peer Counselors who graduated on May 1st, 2018! We recruit and train seniors as peer counselors to work with other seniors who are struggling with issues of aging and need support in navigating the many challenges and transitions they face.

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 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.

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                                                                          ...