About Us

VOICES' Founding Story

In 2004, community leaders from various agencies that support foster youth in Napa County came together to formally address the question: what happens to foster youth after they leave the system? They quickly discovered that the challenges facing these youth were insurmountable – and the services they were receiving insufficient.

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Profiles of VOICES Donors

Bruce Ketron - a sought-after financial advisor believes helping others connects us to our higher selves
John Shafer - founder of Napa's renowned Shafer Vineyards works to prevent kids from 'falling through the cracks'
Nancy Maushardt - long-time philanthropist believes in the power for good found in the VOICES 'family'

Stories of VOICES Youth

Angel - from an orphanage in Mexico, to being reclaimed by an alcoholic parent, to foster care, Angel found direction and a pathway to success through VOICES
Trevor - from a difficult youth in foster care, drug abuse and finally jail time, Trevor took back control of his life with help from VOICES staff who cared
Michael - from years in and out of juvenile detention and eventually prison, Michael turned to VOICES to help him create a new life for himself, with a secure job and a promising future.

Highlights of VOICES Programs

CalFresh - meeting life's basic needs so that lasting personal success can be achieved
Independent Living Program - giving emancipated youth a roadmap to adulthood
Friday Night Live - youth working with city officials to curb underage drinking
Workforce Investment Act - employing young people in our community

To learn more about programming in Napa County, visit VOICES Napa's Program Page.

To learn more about programming in Sonoma County, visit VOICES Sonoma's Program Page.