College & Career Exploration and Readiness: Provides support for youth to decrease their incidence of poverty through educational completion and advancement, employment history and financial literacy.

  • Education and employment readiness, job placement and retention, and coaching.
  • Employer Development: and career exploration activities.
  • Assistance applying for and managing financial assistance for college.
  • Access to on-site and off-site tutoring services for secondary and post-secondary coursework.
  • Access to computers, printers and phones to gain technology skills and achieve life goals.
  • Curriculum aimed at educating youth about credit, banking, and savings.

Housing and Independent Living Skills: Provides individualized coaching for youth to create a life-plan, develop a network of supportive adults, gain life skills and attain housing placements upon emancipation.

  • Individualized coaching to support youth in identifying and attaining life goals and developing a supportive network of adults.
  • Application and interview assistance for emergency, transitional and long-term housing.
  • Workshops, events and experiential activities designed to help youth develop life skills such as navigating public transportation, landlord relations, paying bills, etc.
  • Services that address basic needs.

Health & Wellness: Promotes the overall wellness of youth by increasing their exposure to and access of a comprehensive array of health-related resources and services.

  • Cooking classes focusing on healthy eating.
  • Events and activities promoting healthy living strategies.
  • Partnerships with local providers for on-site services and referrals to community- based counseling and psychiatric services.
  • Youth-led support groups addressing a variety of wellness-related issues.
  •  On-site support applying for and maintaining Cal-Fresh (Food Stamps) and County Medical Services Program (Medi-Cal).
  • Experts coach youth to apply for and utilize medical and dental benefits and services both on-site and in the community.

Youth Leadership & Advocacy: Opportunities for youth to participate in a wide variety of projects and pro- grams that promote civic engagement, leadership development and volunteerism.

  • Paid positions with extensive training and coaching for youth to provide leadership and peer-based support for youth at the VOICES Centers.
  • Leadership development program with Cohorts of youth who assist in designing, developing and evaluating VOICES programming.
  • VOICES Youth participate in a statewide advocacy organization focused on improving legislation guiding child welfare services in California.
  • VOICES coordinates opportunities for youth to “give back” to the community by volunteering at the Center and in the community.

CENTER LOCATIONS


VOICES NAPA 

Address

780 Lincoln Avenue
Napa, CA 94558 [Map]
Phone: (707) 251-9432
Fax: (707) 251-9509

Hours

Monday, Wednesday, and Friday: 10:00am – 6:00pm
Tuesday: Closed (by appointment only)
Thursday: 12:00pm – 6:00pm


VOICES SONOMA

Address

714 Mendocino Ave
Santa Rosa, CA 95401 [Map]
Phone: (707) 579-4327
Fax: (707) 579-4323

Hours

Monday - Closed (appointment only)
Tuesday - 12:00 - 6:00pm
Wednesday - 12:00 - 6:00pm
Thursday - 12:00 - 6:00pm
Friday - 12:00 - 4:30pm