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Director's Message

Dear Friends of Valley Family Center,

My name is Lorena Villalba, LMFT, and I am the Executive Director of Valley Family Center. I am deeply honored and eager to continue the incredible legacy of service and compassion that has defined our organization for decades.

As many of you may know, I have been a part of the Valley Family Center family for 20 years, and it is a place that holds a special corner of my heart. Over the years, I have witnessed the transformative power of our mental health services and low-income support programs in the lives of countless individuals and families in our community. It is a privilege to have worked alongside our dedicated team and to have had the guidance and mentorship of Gary Bessler, our former Executive Director, during this journey. I had the opportunity of working with Sister Una, our founder as she hired me 20 years ago, and enjoyed working and learning from Sister Carmel.  I am excited to carry forward their legacy and lead this incredible organization into the future.

Our mission remains unchanged – to provide mental health services and support to those in our community, especially those facing financial challenges. The road ahead may have its challenges, but I am confident that with the support of our dedicated team, our Board of Directors, our other Partner’s and all of you, we will continue to make a meaningful impact in the lives of those we serve.

I look forward to working alongside each of you and to see the exciting places Valley Family Center will go under my leadership. Together, we can create a brighter, healthier future for all.

Lorena Villalba, LMFT

Executive Director

Valley Family Center