"I knew I wanted to work for Aldea when a good friend... described the ethical and clinically-focused program in which the families [served] were respected and the clinicians appreciated. I have found those things to be true. Aldea is an agency focused on providing service to people in need. Working with families when they have been struggling... emotionally and financially and then seeing them make changes [for a] safer and happier household is very rewarding."
Johanna isn’t your typical artist. Over the years, Johanna has created many pieces of artwork in a variety of mediums—from cross stitch to paintings and everything in between. Johanna, an adult who has developmental disabilities, participates in Aldea’s Supported Living Services so she can stay healthy and creative while continuing to live independently. Early last year, she made the decision to enter five of her works into the Napa County Fair & Fireworks competition. In July, Johanna learned, along with her Aldea personal assistant and case manager—who are also her biggest supporters—that she earned four blue ribbons and one red ribbon in the Special Needs categories!