Coalition Committees

Our committees are the heart and soul of the Coalition. Through them, we advocate for change and provide a unique forum for inter-agency collaboration. Each Coalition member is required to serve on at least one committee and many serve on several.

Current Coalition committees, and their chairs, mission statements and meeting times, are as follows:

Advocacy

Advocacy comes in all shapes and sizes.  The Coalition is sharing information with membership to assist those of you who are interested in advocating on issues at the Federal, State and Local level.  If you have questions regarding advocacy, please reach out to Anne at ASteinhauer18@gmail.com.

Advocacy Committee Webpage

Behavioral Health

Chair: Rob Weiss, Mentis (fka Family Service of Napa Valley)

The committee identifies behavioral health needs in the community, prioritizes those needs, and then advocates and collaborates to develop and implement strategies to meet those Mental Health/Behavioral Health needs in Napa County.  Membership is open to non-profit service providers, representatives from Napa County Health and Human Services, and to related affiliate groups or organizations.

Behavioral Health Committee Webpage

Development Directors Roundtable

The Development Directors Roundtable is currently on hiatus.

If you are interested in learning more about our committee or getting involved, please contact Anne Steinhauer.

Disabilities

Chair: Marlena Garcia, ParentsCAN

This committee meets the first Tuesday of the month, from 12:00 – 1:00 PM at ParentsCAN Resource Center, 1909 Jefferson Street, Napa.

Join us for the 3rd Annual Networking Breakfast on Thursday October 6, 8-9:30am Chardonnay visit http://tinyurl.com/MayorsBreakfast2016 or more details in the flyer.

Next regular meeting: Tuesday, November 1, 12:00-1:00pm at ParentsCAN Resource Center, 1909 Jefferson Street, Napa.
 
If you are not currently a member of this committee and are interested in attending a meeting, please contact Marlena Garcia, marlenag@parentscan.org to confirm meeting time and location.

Disabilities Committee Meeting Minutes

Economic Self-Sufficiency

Meeting address: HHSA - 2751 Napa Valley Corporate Drive, Building A, Willow Conference Room A116-05 (In the large conference area)

Meeting Time: 2nd Thursday of every month from 3:30 – 5:00 pm (ON HIATUS JULY AND AUGUST 2017)

Contact:  Please contact Kristin Miller at Kristin.Miller@countyofnapa.org to confirm meeting time and location.

Economic Self-Sufficiency Webpage

Health and Wellness

The Health & Wellness Committee is currently on hiatus.

Health & Wellness Committee webpage

Healthy Aging Population Initiative

Healthy Aging Population Initiative (aka HAPI)

Co-chair: Celine Regalia, Collabria Care
Co-chair: Naomi Dreskin-Anderson, StopFalls Napa Valley (a program of the Area Agency on Aging)

This committee usually meets the 2nd Wednesday of the month, 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM at QVMC Community Outreach 3448 Villa Lane, Suite 102.

If you are not currently a member of this committee and are interested in attending a meeting, please contact Celine Regalia at cregalia@collabriacare.org to confirm meeting time and location.

HAPI Committee Webpage

Homeless Services Planning Council (The Continuum of Care)

Chair - Mitch Wippern, HHSA

Meets every month on the first Thursday of the month from 2:30-3:30 at the Queen of the Valley Community Outreach conference room, 3448 Villa Lane, Suite 102.  Board meetings are held on even number months; general meetings are held on odd numbered months.  You are welcome to attend either meeting. 

If you are not currently a member of this committee and are interested in attending a meeting, please contact Brandee Freitas at Brandee.Frietas@countyofnapa.org to confirm meeting time and location.

Our purpose is to assure that necessary and appropriate services are available to Napa’s homeless and potential homeless persons and that, as much as possible, services are unduplicated and well coordinated/integrated.

We have developed Napa’s county-wide plan to end homelessness in 10 years (called the 10 Year Plan) and, in partnership with the new Homeless Policy Council, (an outcome of the 10 Year Plan) are the stewards of the plan. The plan has been endorsed by every municipal government within the County. We also take the lead on the annual application for the HUD Supernofa for McKinney Vento Funds through HUD including the implementation of a semi-annual count of Napa’s homeless and various surveys as required by other funders as well as HUD.

Continuum of Care Webpage

Housing

Chair: Kathleen Dreessen, Napa Valley Community Housing

The goal of the Housing Committee is to advocate for the development and preservation of low-income and special needs housing. The committee proposes policy changes at the local government level and strategies to ensure that positive changes occur. The committee encourages and promotes housing developments that assist this targeted population.

The committee meets quarterly, the last Wednesday of the month from 12:00 to 1:30 pm at Pecan Court, 2020 Clay Street, Napa.  If you are not currently a member of this committee and are interested in attending a meeting, please contact Kathleen Dreessen at kathleen@nvch.org to confirm meeting time and location.

Housing Committee Webpage

Outdoor

The Outdoor Committee consists of organizations that work on expanding access to the Napa County outdoors.  The Committee meets quarterly.  For more information, please contact chair Anne Steinhauer at ASteinhauer18@gmail.com

Safety Net Food

Chair: David Busby, The Table

  • Hands Across the Valley is a nonprofit organization whose primary role is to facilitate the actual HAV event, and with the proceeds, to benefit feeding programs in Napa County.
  • Some agencies do not serve only the indigent. There are seniors (Senior Nutrition Program), AIDS patients, chronically ill (Queen of the Valley Community Outreach) and those marginalized by domestic violence (NEWS) who may not be impoverished, merely victims of their circumstances.
  •  Additional agencies include the Salvation Army, Napa Valley Food Bank, Area Agency on Aging……
  • There is no one organization functioning as The Sunday Feeding Program anymore. Several churches and individuals have been alternating having food available (sack lunches) on weekends for the homeless.

If you are not currently a member of this committee and are interested in attending a meeting, please contact David Busby at david@napatable.org to confirm meeting time and location.

2017 meeting schedule:

Location: Gasser Foundation Conference Room
433 Soscol Avenue, Napa

Time: 9:00am – 10:30am

  • January 9, 2017
  • April 10, 2017
  • July 10, 2017
  • August 14, 2017
  • September 11, 2017
  • October 9, 2017 - Columbus Day
  • November 13, 2017
  • December 11, 2017

Youth

The Youth Committee consists of organizations that work with youth.  We meet once a month.  For more information, please contact co-chairs Jennifer Stewart at jennifer.stewart@nvef.org or Jennifer Fotherby at jennifer@connollyranch.org

Youth Committee Webpage