Puertas Abiertas works hand in hand with Latinos to inspire and achieve healthy living, self-sufficiency, and opportunities for leadership and community engagement.
Our vision at Puertas Abiertas is a healthy, integrated community where there is no underserved population and where everyone has equitable access to services, resources, and civic participation.
At Puertas Abiertas, we proactively solve problems and support our community’s rights to essential services. Expanding literacy, creating self-sufficiency, increasing well-being and productivity for Latinos means a happier, healthier, more economically vibrant community for everyone!
Puertas Abiertas is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization in Napa that has been operating since 2005.
We provide a variety of health, social service and education services that have a significant impact on family interaction, financial stability, civic involvement, and educational success. Our staff is bilingual/bicultural and trusted by our Spanish speaking community to provide accurate information.
A Look at Whom We Serve
In the fiscal year 2018-2019, Puertas Abiertas assisted over 1,971 families and impacted over 7,884 individuals.
Puertas Abiertas helped over 2,000 individuals affected by the North Bay fires with financial assistance, food, clothing, financial literacy classes, and transferable skills classes.
Puertas Abiertas collaborated with Mentis and Napa County Health Division to provide mental health services to over 1,000 individuals.
97% of individuals served self-identified as Latino/a
Over 69% of individuals served reported an annual income below $30,000
87% of individuals served had experienced a mild to severe mental health issue
A single mother who courageously immigrated to the USA from Mexico, to be able to give her two daughters a better life, has been a client of Puertas Abiertas CRC for five years. After many sacrifices and difficult decisions, beginning and establishing a stable life in the USA was another challenge. She came to Puertas Abiertas CRC with no support system or knowledge on how to navigate the many systems in our count(r)y. Over the years Puertas Abiertas has been able to assist and provide her with many connections to different resources:
Free tax clinic
Form filling for housing
Seasons of Sharing rental assistance, for which she was approved for one month’s of rent
Immigration service referrals
Disaster Relief financial assistance during the fires
Volunteer opportunities to integrate in the community
Throughout the years Puertas Abiertas has been able to see, first hand, the resilience, courage, and self-sufficiency she has been able to strengthen.
She is now also an empowered and confident active volunteer at Puertas Abiertas, and it’s great to see how she is also giving back to her new community!