Apr 2, 2013

PASADENA, Calif. Congresswoman Grace Napolitano, U.S. Representative for California’s 32nd congressional district, attended the Grand Opening of Foothill Family Service’s new El Monte South Family Center on April 2, 2013.

After taking a tour of the facility and hearing about the programs and services being provided to children and families in El Monte and South El Monte from Foothill Family’s counselors and therapists, Napolitano joined Foothill’s Chief Executive Officer Helen Morran-Wolf in the ceremonial ribbon-cutting, after which both Napolitano and Morran-Wolf addressed the roomful of guests and other political representatives.

As co-chair of the Congressional Mental Health Caucus, Napolitano has hosted Congressional briefings on children’s mental health. Of particular interest to Foothill Family Service is Rep. Napolitano’s Mental Health in Schools Act, which aims to provide youth with the mental health services they need by increasing federal funding for therapists and mental health services in schools.

Napolitano thanked Foothill Family Service for providing mental health and social services to children and families in the greater El Monte area, and presented Morran-Wolf with a Congressional Certificate of Recognition.

With Foothill Family currently offering its services in 46 El Monte-based schools, the agency also received certificates of recognition from the El Monte School District, Representative Judy Chu, Assemblymember Ed Chau, the City of El Monte, the El Monte/South El Monte Chamber of Commerce, and Senator Ronald Calderon among others.

The El Monte South Family Center is located at 11204 Asher Street in the city of El Monte and currently serves clients from the cities of El Monte, South El Monte and La Puente. Through its Early Head Start and Wraparound Programs Foothill Family Service provides early child development services consisting of high quality educational, health, mental health, nutritional, social and family support services to infants, toddlers, pregnant women, and their families.

Foothill Family Service has been providing services to children and families in El Monte for more than 10 years. In addition to the Early Head Start and Wraparound Programs available at the El Monte South Family Center, Foothill provides Mental Health Services, Early Child Development, Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment, Domestic Violence Prevention and Treatment and Teen Parent Families and Youth Development at five additional sites, including the El Monte Family Center, located at 11429 Valley Boulevard in El Monte, and in Duarte, Pasadena and West Covina.

Foothill Family Service fulfills its mission to build brighter futures – empowering children and families in our community to overcome challenges and achieve success in relationships, school and work. Last year, approximately 21,000 clients benefited from Foothill Family Service’s life-changing services. For more information, please call (626) 564-1613 or visit