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If you or your child are feeling overwhelmed or helpless, having trouble sleeping, or are on edge, Aldea is offering free crisis counseling to Napa County residents impacted by the earthquake. Counseling will be offered in both English and Spanish. "We're all trying to assess the damage to our homes and businesses," states Mark Bontrager, Aldea Executive Director, "but we must also pay attention to our mental wellbeing so we can start to heal and move forward."
People seeking free crisis counseling for themselves or their children should call the Aldea Intake Coordinator at 707-253-0123, ext. 625. Aldea, a Napa-based nonprofit, provides a wide range of mental health, child welfare and support services that focus on identifying, and intervening with, mental and emotional challenges before they become more severe and difficult to treat. Additional information about Aldea can be found on our website or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Thank you Northern California Chapter of the National Electrical Contractors Association (NorCal NECA)! On August 12th, Darlene Besst and Ruben Perez of NorCal NECA presented a $5,000 check to Aldea Executive Director Mark Bontrager and Director of Behavioral Health Jim Diel at the agency’s offices at Wolfe Center. Perez, General Manager of Napa Electric, recommended Aldea receive a portion of the proceeds from the NorCal NECA 12th Annual Golf Classic.
(Jim Diel, Darlene Besst, Mark Bontrager, Ruben Perez)
An Aldea foster mother and a successful former client were honored at Aldea's 13th Annual Benefit Dinner and Auction - A Bid for a Brighter Future. To read their stories, check out the spread on pages 54-55 in the July/August 2014 edition of Vacaville Magazine here: http://www.vacamag.com/julyaugust2014/index.html
In honor of May being both National Mental Health Awareness Month and National Foster Care Month, help reduce the stigma associated with mental health by talking about it! Participate in Young Minds Advocacy’s “Raise the Standard” campaign: print out a copy of their template (found here), fill in what your wish for Youth Mental Health is and post to your Facebook or Twitter using the hashtag #MentalHealthWish.
For more information about these nationally recognized celebrations, please see the links below: