Family Service of Napa Valley, a provider of mental health services, has rebranded itself, becoming Mentis, Napa’s Center for Mental Health Services.
“This name change is a result of an 18 month process that involved our staff, our board, and our partners to clearly and succinctly communicate our impact throughout the county,” the agency said in a release. “As we crystallized our role as the mental health champion for all of Napa, we realized the name ‘Family Service’ no longer served as a powerful signal of our work.”
Family Service agencies are a post-World War II phenomenon, created as a catchall to specifically serve veterans and their families, the agency said. Today the agency serves all Napa residents, regardless of age or income, further adding to the limitations of the Family Service name.
The name change was announced Friday at the opening of the agency’s new, expanded clinic at 1700 Second St. All Napa-based clinicians are now under one roof, while the agency’s Upvalley clinicians remain in their offices at UpValley Family Resource Center, Calistoga Schools and Ole Health.