Joyful traditions and community support        

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Spreading Cheer

The last few weeks have been full of festive activities for all ages from our youth program float in the Calistoga Tractor Parade, gingerbread house decorating parties for children and seniors, parent-student winter gatherings, and holiday assistance distributions. These events would not have been possible without the support of our incredible staff, amazing community partner organizations, wonderful volunteers, and generous donors! We are thankful for everyone who played a role in making this holiday season a little brighter for our upvalley community!


VITA Volunteers Needed!

Do you enjoy working with people, learning new things, and have a few hours a week to give? If so, VITA is the volunteer opportunity for you! The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program provides free income tax preparation services to qualifying individuals and households. Make a difference in the lives of local families and help them claim the valuable tax credits they’ve earned! No previous tax or accounting experience is necessary. A volunteer orientation will take place on January 19, 2023, from 6-7pm.

We are seeking invividuals who:

- Want to help with either intake or tax preparation

- Can commit to at least one shift (4-5 hours) a week on a recurring basis throughout the tax season (9-13 weeks)*

- Speak English or Spanish (or both!)

*Approximately 24 hours of training are required, including an IRS certification, before working with clients. Free training and materials are provided.

If you have any questions or are interested in becoming a VITA Volunteer, please contact: Karen Garcia, Economic Success Program Coordinator at or (707) 965-5010 ext. 304.

You can also get connected by filling out the volunteer interest form on our website!


In the News

Check out these recent articles highlighting the vital work happening at UpValley Family Centers:

Star editorial: Behind the mask of affluence (St. Helena Star)

Season of Giving: UpValley Family Centers' 23 years of doing good in Napa Valley (Napa Valley Register)

Poverty hits children the hardest (Napa Valley Register) - from the series "Mi Familia, Mi Comunidad," a Community Education Campaign by the Child Abuse Prevention Council of Napa County.


Help Sustain Our Work in 2023

One in four families in Napa County lack the income needed to adequately meet basic needs like housing, food, and childcare. Rising costs have put immense pressure and stress on working families and seniors with fixed incomes. Together with supporters like you, we can generate greater levels of well-being for those who live and work upvalley.

Thank you so much for your compassion and your generosity.


Inspiring a Community of Givers

We are a proud participant in CanDo’s Napa Valley Give!Guide 2022! The Give!Guide supports Napa County nonprofits by raising funds and awareness, fostering collaboration, and cultivating an ever-larger community of givers.

Visit to donate to UpValley Family Centers and other local organizations that are so vital to our community. Giving ends on December 31st - just click the button below to support UpValley Family Centers through the Give!Guide today!


Winter Break Office Closure

Our offices in St. Helena and Calistoga will be closed from December 23, 2022, through January 2, 2023.

We will resume regular business hours on Tuesday, January 3, 2023. In case of urgent requests for assistance, we will be monitoring our voicemail and taking appointments on an as-needed basis over this period. Call (707) 965-5010 and please be sure to leave a message with your name and phone number so we can return your call.

From our families to yours, we wish you a joyous and bright holiday season, and best wishes for a happy and healthy new year.


UpValley Family Centers
1440 Spring Street  | Saint Helena, California 94574
707-965-5010 |

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