By participating in Vintage 2013, you will be giving the
gift of healthy relationships to challenged youth and their
Join us for this year’s vintage that will positively impact
nearly 2,400 young people and family members who utilize our
programs and services annually.
A major determinant of outcomes for children, youth, and their
families is their mental health. Low-income children and youth
are disproportionately affected by mental health challenges and
are at increased risk of a wide range of negative educational,
social, behavioral or health outcomes.
Risks are greatest for children who experience poverty when they
are young and/or experience deep and persistent poverty. Research
is clear that poverty is the single greatest threat to children’s
well-being. Investments in the most vulnerable children are
critical. More than 80% of our client families
served live below the poverty level – a meager $23,000
for a family of four.
Stanford combines integrated mental health programs and support
services, with targeted financial support when needed, allowing
youth and their family to stablize and focus on treatment goals
and recovery. Providing this strategic assistance promotes
positive outcomes while connecting them to natural supports and
community resources improves their ability to sustain success.
sand artist, showcased his talents on America’s Got
Talent in 2012 and placed fifth in the finals in Las Vegas!
“SandStory®” is a live-art presentation using sand performed to
music and projected on large screens for a stunning visual
Joe Castillo has performed for Fortune 500 companies such as CBS,
Walt Disney Company, NBC, Mercedes-Benz, P&G, and Apple as
well as over thirty other major corporations. And though he
has used his talents to entertain world leaders in more than 18
countries around the globe, Joe remains humble and appreciative
of the opportunities he has been given.
Born in Mexico City, Joe Castillo was strongly influenced by his
artistic family and the international art community. His mother
taught painting, and his father owned a graphic design and
display company. By age five, he was enrolled in his mom’s art
class for the neighborhood children. When Joe was fifteen, his
dad passed away and his family moved back to the U.S. Joe
combined his love for writing, teaching, and art.
“Despite the fact that I was an artist,” says Joe, “it took me a
long time to realize how powerful the arts were in being able to
inspire, reach and encourage people. I discovered the response to
any story was always greater when I could tell it using visuals
rather than words alone.”