Youth

Thank you for checking out our website. This is a space Child Welfare has created for you to find resources and support. We recognize that this may be a difficult time for you and we want to be a support to you and your family. 

Court Ordered Visitation for CWS families 

Napa County Child Welfare Services provides court ordered visitation to children and their caregivers, siblings and family members in an engaging family friend environment. The visitation program promotes attachment and child development while ensuring child safety through mindful transitions and family centered activities. Bilingual visitation services are provided based on families’ needs and cultural backgrounds.

Visitation Guidelines (PDF)

Tools for Living Independently – Independent Living Services (ILP)

Napa County Child Welfare Services offers the Independent Living Program (ILP) to current and former foster youth. ILP focuses on helping youth gain the basic life skills and information needed to become successful self-sufficient adults. ILP provides mentoring and training to foster care youth who were in foster care during the age of 15 1/2 to 18. Youth ages 16 and over whom are in foster care, or were in foster care on or after their 16th birthday, are eligible for services up to the age of 21. Child Welfare Services provides ILP services to enable youth to achieve self-sufficiency prior to leaving the foster care system by providing independent living skills assessments, support training, services, and a written transitional independent living plan is designed for each participant to meet the goal of being self-sufficient. 

Napa County contracts with Voices Youth Center. Visit their site to learn more about the following services offered:

  • Apartment Hunting
  • Banking Information
  • Budgeting and Money Management
  • Career / Job Planning
  • College Applications
  • Computer Training
  • Educational Planning
  • Financial Aid Applications
  • Housing Assistance Program
  • Job Training
  • Pregnant and Parenting Foster Youth Teens
  • Resumes
  • Social Security Card, Birth Certificate and California ID Card Applications
  • Social Skills Training
  • Tax Forms
  • Transitional Housing Program for emancipated youth 

Youth Substance Abuse Program (Wolfe Center)

Aldea Substance Use Disorder services is a program that offers substance abuse prevention and treatment services for Napa County youth in order to reduce the impact of alcohol and drug abuse on our youth, families, schools and communities. Components, which are provided at the Wolfe Center in Napa as well as throughout Napa County, include:

  • Substance abuse community awareness and education
  • School-based prevention, screening, assessment, early and/or brief intervention, and lower-level treatment  at  middle and high school campuses throughout Napa County
  • Alcohol and drug screening, assessment, brief intervention and referral services
  • Early intervention counseling and treatment services
  • Family education and parental support
  • Aftercare services to support youth following their completion of the program

All services are available in Spanish.

Diversion / Napa Police Department

Community Resources for Children (CRC)

CRC offers assistance with finding and paying for childcare, and a toy library.

3299 Claremont Way
Suite 1
Napa, CA 94558

Cope Family Center

If your family needs help with parenting or is facing economic challenges.

707 Randolph St.
Napa, CA 94559

Phone: 707-252-1123

Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA)

CASA is staffed by volunteers who focus on what is best for the child. They maintain regular visits and contact and submit reports to the court.

1804 Soscol Avenue
Suite 201
Napa, CA 94559

Expressions of Hope

Respite pay, furniture, and clothes/diapers for foster kids, meal delivered during first week of new placement

Foster & Kinship Care Education

Foster and Kinship Care Education, offered through Napa Valley College

Katie A / Pathways to Well Being

Napa County mental health program for youth in foster care or juvenile probation

LGBTQ Connection

Support and counseling for youth and families, training for parents/community

780 Lincoln Avenue
Napa, CA 94558

Lilliput

Kinship and post-adoption support, therapy, and activities

3299 Claremont Way
Suite 3
Napa, CA 94558

Napa County Family & Foster Care Association

A non-profit organization that offers support, training, and activities for resource families. Sign up for their mailing list to receive information about events and trainings open to all resource families.

Parents Can

Advocate and support for biological parents. They also offer trainings, have support groups, and offer support in special education and Individualized Education Program (IEP) for kids with special needs.

1909 Jefferson Street
Napa, CA 94559

VOICES

Support, life skills, and activities for emancipated foster youth

780 Lincoln Avenue
Napa, CA 94558