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Thank you for joining us!

A big 'thank you' to Calistoga Joint Unified School District and Calistoga Elementary School, our staff members and volunteers, partner organizations, and community members who joined us to make our 20th annual Back to School Community Celebration a fun filled evening! Made possible with the support from Pacific Gas & Electric Company, Jones Family Vineyards - Elaine and Rick Jones, The Doctors Company, Westamerica Bank, CalMart, Damian Maldonado Memorial Foundation, MCE, and Upper Valley Waste Management Agency.


Support Services at Schools

We partner with the St. Helena Unified School District and the Calistoga Joint Unified School District to provide student and family support services at the elementary and high school campuses in both St. Helena and Calistoga. Our work in the schools includes coordinating mental health services for students, elementary student social groups, volunteer tutoring, youth mentoring, Student & Family Assistance Program, restorative justice services, and more.

School-Based Services Staff photo from left to right: Daniel Norton Luna, Community Schools Program Coordinator; Marcela Rodriguez, Education Program Manager; Mariana Martinez, Youth Diversion Coordinator, Karina Solis, Youth Program Coordinator; and Juana Navarro, Youth Specialist. Not pictured: Student Assistance Program Case Managers, Elvira Sanchez and Susana Garcia.


Community Health Workers Week

August 28 – September 1, 2023 is the first annual National Community Health Workers Awareness Week! At UpValley Family Centers, we have an amazing group of community health workers, Promotoras, who increase the awareness of resources upvalley by reaching people who may be isolated from formal health systems. We thank our volunteer Promotoras, and those across our nation and world, for meeting people where they are and equipping them with essential health and wellness information!

Thank you, UVFC Promotoras!!


Vote for us in Target Circle!

Do you shop at Target? If yes, you earn a community support vote with every trip & can use them to help direct where Target gives! 

If you're a Target Circle member, you can vote for us in the Target app* and help direct Target’s giving to benefit UpValley Family Centers.

Here’s how:

Step 1: Choose “My Target” in the Target app

Step 2: Tap on “Target Circle”

Step 3: Select “Vote for nonprofits”

Step 4: Find us & vote!

*You can also go to target.com/circle and cast your votes.


Do you have a 5-minute plan?

It can be a matter of life or death. Be proactive in protecting yourself and others; take the time to create a 5-minute plan to evacuate from fires. With a clear escape route, you can leave at a moment's notice, keeping your loved ones safe from harm.

Remember, waiting for official evacuation orders might be too late – act quickly when it feels unsafe.

To ensure a smooth evacuation process:

  1. Establish a meeting place for your family.
  2. Prepare an emergency kit containing essentials like medication, important documents, clothes, food, and water.
  3. Stay updated with weather reports and Red Flag Warnings.
  4. If it's time to leave, have your emergency bags packed and gather your family, including pets.
  5. Don't delay; evacuate promptly.

For more information on creating a 5-minute plan and staying prepared for disasters, visit firefightersonyourside.org


Get Involved!

Are you interested in doing meaningful work that strengthens families and the community?  Please visit our website to view current job openings. 

We are recruiting volunteer tutors to support St. Helena and Calistoga students. Tutoring will take place on campus during school hours at participating schools. Volunteers may work one-on-one with students, in a group setting, or a classroom for general assistance based on student and teacher needs. Subject matter will vary, including but not limited to reading, writing, math, and social skills. Volunteers are asked to commit at least one hour a week throughout the school year. If you are interested in volunteering, please fill out the volunteer interest form on our website!


UpValley Family Centers
1440 Spring Street  | Saint Helena, California 94574
707-965-5010 | info@upvalleyfamilycenters.org

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