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Aldea handed over the "keys to the village" to a few of our inaugural supporters of Courage Village at our kick off event on September 14th. Supporters, partners and staff gathered to celebrate the launch of Aldea's suicide prevention and awareness campaign aimed to minimize the stigma associated with asking for help and opening the conversation about mental health.
Thank you to our supporters for your commitment to mental health and suicide prevention in our community!
- Assemblymember Bill Dodd
- Napa Valley Vintners
- The Doctors Company
- Kiwanis Club of Napa
- District Attorney Gary Lieberstein
- Joseph & Patricia Harbison (not pictured)
- Nova Group, Inc. (not pictured)
Courage Village and Village Napa are collaborating on community programs for teens and adults to get the help they need during difficult times including a speaker series, support groups, stress management tools, mental health first aid training, a social media campaign and a peer counseling group.
Get the support you seek and join us for these upcoming events for Parents and Teens!
Upcoming events flyer (printable):
Michele Farhat has been named director of development over seeing development and marketing for Aldea Children & Family Services.
Farhat was most recently deputy director for Mentis.
Farhat moved to the Valley six years ago with a background in organizational psychology, graduating from Xavier University in Cincinnati.
“We are thrilled to have Michele join our team and bring her years of experience working in nonprofits to Aldea," said Mark Bontrager, executive director.
To read the the original story, visit the Napa Valley Register article here.
The Optimist Club of Solano County and Aldea Children & Family Services have partnered to meet the growing needs of foster youth in Solano County. Through numerous efforts by Optimist Club members, the collaboration has impacted hundreds of local youth in the foster care system.
Thanks to generous donations from committed Optimist Club members striving to “bring out the best out of kids,” Aldea was able to equip nearly 100 children with backpacks and school supplies last fall, supplying them with what they need for a successful school year. But the group does not stop there. Members are already preparing for their largest annual fundraiser this fall.
For a third consecutive year, Aldea and The Vacaville Neighborhood Boys & Girls Club have been selected as beneficiaries of the 2016 Miniature Golf Halloween Fundraiser to be held at Scandia Family Fun Center in Fairfield on Friday, October 21st from 5:00-7:00pm.
This event will provide over 100 kids a fun-filled night for them and their families. Each $10 donation will sponsor a foster child from Aldea Children & Family Services or youth from The Vacaville Neighborhood Boys & Girls Club to participate. Optimist volunteers fully decorate, provide food, and fun games for youth of all ages, creating a unique opportunity to engage the community while making a difference in the lives of children and families in need.
If you or your business would like to sponsor a foster child or family to participate in this event or are interested in becoming an Optimist Club of Solano County member, please contact Optimist Club President, Christina Baird at Christina@littlewingconnections.com or at 707-738-9962.
Join Napa Rotary Club and Daou Vineyards at Napa Valley Bistro on March 15th to help raise funds for Aldea Children & Family Services and Cope Family Center. Guests will enjoy a contemporary, innovative and seasonal menu paired with a line up of DAOU wines.