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Breaking the Stigma

May is Mental Health Awareness Month and the UpValley Family Centers team is working to break the stigma of seeking help by providing a safe space to get information, referrals and support. We partner with Mentis, Aldea, and local therapists to ensure students and families living upvalley have access to mental health care. On May 18, our staff wore green to raise awareness and our youth programs at Calistoga Junior Senior High School hosted the first-ever student-driven and led wellness fair with community partners! The event featured activities geared towards managing stress and anxiety, including stations to create venting jars and wellness journals. If you need mental health support, please call our offices at (707) 965-5010 to get connected to services


Students Show Support for Tutors

This year we brought back our in-person tutoring volunteer program to St. Helena Primary, Elementary, and Middle Schools and also launched the program at Calistoga Elementary School. Our 28 volunteer tutors dedicated hundreds of hours across the four school campuses, working in classrooms with teachers and students to offer extra support, reading and math help, and mindfulness activities. Last week, students showered tutors with handmade cards and gifts to show their appreciation. As the school year wraps up, we want to thank our tutors, the teachers, school administrators, and our supporters for making this program possible. Summer break is just around the corner, but we are already looking forward to getting tutors back into the classroom and expanding the program next year! To learn more email Gayle at gdavies@upvalleyfamilycenters.org. 


Citizenship Workshop

Interested in becoming a US citizen? Join us at our upcoming Citizen Workshop in Calistoga to learn about the requirements and steps needed to obtain your citizenship! The workshop is open to all and the details are below:

Date: Wednesday, June 7

Time: 4:30-5:30 PM

Location: Palisades Apartments Community Room (40 Brannan Street, Calistoga)

Questions? Contact: Aida Lopez, Community Educator 

Phone: (707) 965-5010 ext. 325



Mental Readiness for Tough Times

Did you know you can take healthy steps now to prevent or reduce harm to your mental health? Listos California has created a First Aid Kit for Your Mind with five simple steps for protecting your mental well-being and helping others do the same, along with resources for when you need more support. The First Aid Kits are available in multiple languages. Get the guide here!



Do you have a Donor Advised Fund? If you make a grant to UpValley Family Centers and commit to spending down half the money in your DAF by September 29, your investment could have twice the impact - making us eligible to receive matching funds up to $50,000! Learn more at www.halfmydaf.com.


Get Involved!

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

If you are interested in volunteering at UpValley Family Centers, 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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