Our Story

Vision

All children in Napa County are healthy, safe and have the opportunity to reach their greatest potential.

Mission

To empower parents, nurture children and strengthen communities. We provide parents with the education, resources and support they need to raise children who thrive.

History

Founded in 1972 in response to a child abuse-related death, Cope Family Center began as a volunteer grassroots organization focused primarily on child abuse prevention and awareness. Our founder, Linda Thomas, led this group of dedicated volunteers who envisioned all of Napa’s children growing up in safe, nurturing homes. Despite the changes in our community over the years, this vision is still critically important.

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Cope Today

Through the dedication of many volunteers, donors and staff, Cope has evolved into a comprehensive Family Resource Center that now serves approximately 1,300 families per year who are parenting over 3,000 children. We provide a variety of parent education and family support services to help parents and caregivers provide a secure, loving and healthy home for their children. All programs and services are free of charge, made possible by government and community support. Programs are available in English and Spanish.

In addition to our programs and services for parents and caregivers, Cope serves as the lead agency for the Child Abuse Prevention Council (CAPC) of Napa County, carrying out a variety of community education and advocacy activities in the community.

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