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Loubier Gourmet selects Aldea Children & Family Services

Loubier Gourmet selects Aldea Children & Family Services

Loubier Gourmet selects Aldea Children & Family Services for their nonprofit partner in helping kids and families in foster care. They recently presented Aldea with a check for $5434 for their foster care programs. Michael Loubier’s experience working with children in Oakland gave him an up-close view of the many needs children have to be healthy, happy and successful in life. “The day one of my students asked to come home with me because his dad had gone to jail and there was gun fire in his neighborhood and it wasn’t safe, I knew I needed to do more to help, said founder Michael Loubier”. Since then, he and his wife Carla have dedicated to use their business as a vehicle to give back to the community. They know they can make a small difference in children’s lives and give them hope for a brighter future.

About Aldea Children & Family Services

A beacon in the community for the last 46 years, Aldea Children & Family Services improves people’s mental well-being, so they can strengthen their relationships and become engaged in the community. Through critical mental health, treatment foster care, adoption, and support services, Aldea helps more than 3,900 people annually in Napa and Solano counties who face obstacles to accessing and receiving effective treatment.

About Loubier Gourmet

Loubier Gourmet is a local family-owned business based out of Berkeley California. Michael the founder, has over 18 years of experience in the food industry. As years passed with hard work and perseverance, Michael finally fulfilled his dream of owning a small BBQ restaurant in the San Francisco Bay area. Then, unfortunately, within a year both Michael's parents pass away which caused him to take pause and really evaluate what he was passionate about and what he enjoyed doing. From this soul-searching, Loubier Gourmet was created. The business is dedicated to Mr. & Mrs. Jerry Loubier, parents of Michael because of the instrumental role they played in his life. Our goal is to give 15% of our increase to benefit foster homes, charities, ministries, and global organizations that need support.

Welcome to Kerry Ahearn, Aldea's New CEO!

Chief Executive Officer, Kerry Ahearn, MSWNAPA, Calif. –  Dec 3, 2018. Aldea Children & Family Services is pleased to announce its new Chief Executive Officer, Kerry Ahearn, MSW.  Kerry is a highly experienced, successful and well-regarded leader who has an extensive track record of success in senior management of social services and behavioral health operations, as well as in health and human services departments of governmental agencies. She recently spent five years as the Regional Director for Northern California for Victor Community Support Services/Victor Treatment Centers.

 “Kerry has committed her entire career in managing community-based, behavioral health, social services and entitlement programs for children, adolescents, families and elders. We are grateful to have someone as experienced and community-focused to lead our organization,” said Aldea Board President, Sandy Re Sims.

About Aldea Children & Family Services

A beacon in the community for the last 46 years, Aldea Children & Family Services improves people’s mental well-being, so they can strengthen their relationships and become engaged in the community. Through critical mental health, treatment foster care, adoption, and support services, Aldea helps more than 3,900 people annually in Napa and Solano counties who face obstacles to accessing and receiving effective treatment.

Give!Guide

Napa Valley Give!GuideWe are excited to kick of the season of giving with the Give!Guide starting November 1st through December 31, 2018 online at www.napavalleygiveguide.org

Aldea is pleased to have NOVA Group, Inc. as our 2018 Give!Guide business partner! 

When Aldea reaches $1,000 in donations through the Give!Guide, NOVA Group, Inc. will kick in an additional $1,000!

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Holiday Gift Card Round Up!

Thank you!Every year, hundreds of children in Napa and Solano counties are completely forgotten during the holidays. Toy drives provide the right gifts for kids under 12, but do not always meet the needs of older kids and teens in our community.
You can help make sure that this year ALL children and their families receive what they need by supporting Aldea's Holiday Gift Card Round Up!

Make a Donation

What Can I Give?

We are accepting the following gifts:

Monetary Donations
Aldea has been able to support our clients and families through the generous donations of our donors and supporters. Your gift will be applied where it is needed most, whether purchasing a holiday meal for a family or helping a parent buy gifts for children.

$25 Gift Cards for parents to purchase gifts for their children
A great source of pride for many parents is to shop for their children’s holiday gifts. This is not a holiday reality for some families living paycheck to paycheck. Help our parents make this holiday season special with a gift card to a local retailer ($25 increments preferred).

Adopt a Family
If you are interested in adopting a family, we are collecting gift cards totaling $300 that will be given to each family in need. A mix of gift cards to various stores is ideal for covering several family needs.

What Gift Cards Should I Get?
Target and Walmart are great choices. Other suggestions are Cinemark, Visa, Safeway, Raley’s, Lucky’s,

Where Can I Drop Off my Gift Card?
Bring your contribution to ALDEA (Allen Ewig building) located at 1546 First Street in Napa by Friday November 30, 2018. You may also make a check payable to Aldea Children & Family Services (memo note "Holiday Gifts Cards") or make a donation online by clicking here.

TAX ID 94-2159248

 

Honoring Second Responders 2018

Click here for photosOn October 3, 2018 Aldea was acknowledged with several community organizations by the Napa Valley Community Foundation and The Doctors Company for their efforts as second responders during the fires of October 2017. Aldea received an award and a check for $5,000 from The Doctors Company Donor Advised fund in support of these efforts.