Stories

Award-winning artist and Aldea client

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!