Change, Hope, and Life: Best Wishes for a Happy 2018

Happy New Year! We hope your 2018 is off to a wonderful start.


One of the many ways our supporters enhance the health and well-being of our clients is through our Expressive Arts Program. This program brings world-renowned photographer Michael Collopy and art therapists to Caminar’s residential programs for weekly workshops, offering our clients the chance to explore and engage in the therapeutic power of the arts to heal and change lives.

This butterfly, created by one of the participants, not only represents the artist’s personal journey of recovery from mental health crisis to independence, but also universally symbolizes change, hope, and life. We are delighted to share this artwork with you as an illustration of the transformation that is made possible for people in need in our community, each and every day.

Since the merger of Caminar and Family & Children Services of Silicon Valley a year ago, we have strengthened our capacity agency-wide to provide the most marginalized local individuals and families life-changing services that build hope, increase safety, and create community. At the heart of our portfolio of programs, made possible through the compassion and generosity of donors, is our enduring commitment to work alongside individuals and families to empower personal transformation and recovery.

We look forward to sharing more updates on the work our community of supporters makes possible in 2018. Best wishes for a wonderful 2018!