Rainbow House – transitional, supportive housing for young women and children in Napa
Single young mothers (ages 18 to 29), pregnant or with children, find a safe haven and shelter in this transitional housing program. These vulnerable young adults receive counseling, case management, parenting and employment services and are referred to many other supportive programs in the Napa community. Call 224-4403 for intake procedure.
Both of our facilities at 1209 and 1219 accommodate Rainbow House clients in various stages of their transition to full independence, from intake and crisis remediation to case management and self-sufficiency classes to self-contained living. The Rainbow House program has a 34-bed capacity, and one ADA-compliant unit.
The program is made possible by funding provided by the County of Napa. It is also funded in part by Napa Valley Vintners, Sisters of St. Joseph HealthCare Foundation, and Queen of the Valley Hospital.
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Spreading our expertise to SparkPoint center in American Canyon (Spring 2013 newsletter story)
Catholic Charities has joined the staff of a new United Way SparkPoint center in American Canyon, a “one-stop shop” financial help and education center where clients are coached over the long term to get out of debt, create effective household budgets, find sustainable employment, and begin saving for emergencies and the future. SparkPoint American Canyon is one of ten Sparkpoint centers around the Bay Area, and the local lead agency is American Canyon Family Resource Center (ACFRC). Catholic Charities is one of 14 agencies at the center, where our experienced Santa Rosa-based housing counselor, Lupe Silva (see photo), helps clients regain financial self-sufficiency by learning about credit repair, money management, budgeting for needs (not wants), saving money, avoiding predatory loans and developing healthy financial attitudes. She travels to SparkPoint several days a week from our Santa Rosa-based Family Support Center, where she counsels and teaches the same topics to our clients who are homeless as well as members of the public.