Wells Fargo helped El Cajon woman open mental health practice

June 17, 2024 – Our town took a magical trip down memory lane today. The Model T Ford Club of America rolled into town for their 2024 National Tour. 

Dozens of these magnificent Model T’s lined our streets. It felt like stepping back in time.

The visitors took a stroll through our town’s rich history, from the old Lakeside Inn, the Auto Speedway route, made famous by racing legend Barney Oldfield, to our charming historic buildings and homes.

The Lakeside Historical Society opened their doors, welcoming everyone to explore the chapel, museum, Gift Shop, and the Speedway monument. It was a little slice of the past brought back to life.

Their visit was short, but the memories will last a lifetime. A huge thank you to the Model T Ford Club of America for stopping by and making the day in our hometown so special.

Wells Fargo & Co. (NYSE:WFC) has announced it helped meet the financing needs of licensed clinical social worker Bernadette Talia, who recently opened Angels of Home Consulting, an El Cajon-based mental health practice. The company said Sinan Battah, a Wells Fargo commercial loan officer, worked with Talia to secure a commercial real estate loan to purchase office space in El Cajon that allowed her to start her new practice.
Talia’s practice includes classes and therapy groups customized to help the Chaldean and Arabic community suffering from traumatic life experiences. “I am so grateful to Wells Fargo for appreciating my passion, for believing in me as a woman business owner and for having the confidence that I could build a successful business and practice,” said Talia, who is trilingual and specializes in trauma counseling.
Wells Faro said that the financing it provided will help Talia expand her business by offering a couple’s workshop, counseling for military families and group sessions for men and women in English, Aramaic and Arabic.
Wells Fargo also announced it will lend a cumulative total of $55 million to women-owned businesses in the U.S. by the year 2020. Since introducing its women’s lending commitment in 1995, Wells Fargo said it has provided more than $38 billion in capital to women business owners, a group that grew in size by more than 20 percent from 2002 to 2007, according to the latest Census data.