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Day of the Dead Quinceañera

On October 29, we hosted our 15th annual Día de los Muertos Celebration in partnership with Nimbus Arts. We celebrated the diverse range of Latin American cultures represented in Napa Valley with a Quinceañera themed celebration. Special performances by Jazmin De Oro, Los Diablos Oaxaqueños del Valle, and Generation 5 entertained the crowd. Imported goods from Mexico and fresh traditional Mexican pastries and foods were available for purchase, supporting local vendors. The Quinceañera was made possible thanks to the generous support from all of our staff, volunteers, attendees, and sponsors - The City of Saint Helena, Damian Maldonado Memorial Foundation, The Doctors Company, Former Mayor Alan and Dr. Catherine Galbraith, Jones Family Vineyards – Elaine and Rick Jones, Pacific Gas and Electric Company and Westamerica Bank.


Expanding Immigration Services

October 28 celebrated National Immigrants Day and we are excited to announce that we recently received a $179,000 grant from the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services as part of the Fiscal Year 2023 Citizenship and Integration Grant Program to expand our immigration services. As a result of this funding, we will be able to directly assist 120 people in filing applications for their US citizenship over the next two years. Additionally, the grant will support Napa Valley Adult Education to provide free citizenship classes in Calistoga and St. Helena – reducing access barriers for upvalley communities.

In a press release from Congressman Mike Thompson, he commented, “Our country is made better thanks to the immeasurable contributions of those who came to our country in pursuit of the American Dream. UpValley Family Centers throughout Napa County help families and individuals in our region achieve a healthy and successful life by providing services to help lawfully present immigrants prepare for citizenship. Proud that UpValley Family Centers are receiving this grant to carry on their incredible work.”

For more information about our Immigration Services or to schedule a free Immigration Consultation, please call (707) 965-5010.


Office and Website Upgrades!

We are extremely grateful to Kristin Martin Design, Marta Alabau Marques of Nobili Marques Arquitectura, St. Helena Presbyterian Church, and Jason Hall Construction for all their help to refresh and expand our St. Helena office space! Thank you for all of your work and support on this project that will allow us to serve the community more effectively and comfortably. Please drop by to say hello and check out our upgraded space at 1440 Spring Street, St. Helena. 

Our website also has a fresh new look! Check it out at upvalleyfamilycenters.org!


Financial Wellness Day

In partnership with Redwood Credit Union, we are hosting two in-person classes on Wednesday, November 8th from 3 – 6 p.m at the First Presbyterian Church of St. Helena. There will also be opportunities to connect with representatives about mobile banking and establishing membership. 

Join us for Introduction to Credit from 4:00-5:00 PM and Mortgage Information from 5:00-6:00 PM. PLUS, the first 30 people are eligible to receive a financial incentive towards opening up a secured credit card!

The workshops are open to everyone in the community. Registration is required and can be completed at: redwoodcu.org/upvalley-wellness-day


Holiday Assistance Program

We are accepting applications for our Holiday Assistance Program for eligible families that need assistance this holiday season with food and toys.

To register, please visit one of our offices:
Calistoga Office: 1500 Cedar St., Calistoga, CA
St. Helena Office: 1440 Spring St., St. Helena, CA
Mondays: 10:00 AM-5:00 PM
Tuesdays- Fridays: 8:30 AM-5:00 PM

Additional documents are needed to complete registration for the program - please call us at (707) 965-5010 to see if you qualify for assistance.


Inspiring a Community of Givers

Starting tomorrow, November 1, you can support Napa County nonprofits through CanDo’s Napa Valley Give!Guide by raising funds and awareness, fostering collaboration, and cultivating an ever-larger community of givers.

Matching funds opportunity: Redwood Credit Union will double your donation by matching the first $10,000 contributed to the UpValley Family Centers through CanDo's Give!Guide.

Visit CanDoGiveGuide.org to donate to UpValley Family Centers and other local organizations that are so vital to our community. Your support, and the support provided through the Give!Guide, means that our neighbors have a trusted ally to count on and a place to turn to when they need guidance.


What is your Wildfire Safety Plan?

Wildfires can happen at anytime and can catch residents off-guard. 

Ensure your safety by taking these steps:

  1. Evacuate promptly whenever a fire or disaster approaches.
  2. Discuss a meeting spot with loved ones in case returning home is not possible.
  3. Assemble an emergency supply kit with essential items.
  4. Familiarize yourself with Red Flag Warnings and how to access weather reports.

Need help with creating your 5-minute plan? For ideas to prepare for any disaster, 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 currently seeking VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) and Primary/Elementary School Tutoring Volunteers. 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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