Recent News

We Do Recover!

River Community Covina and Wellness Center celebrate Sobriety Birthdays the last Thursday of every month. This month we had six participants take 1 year sobriety birthdays and one participant take 9 years!! We are so very proud of our participants and staff who participate in their sobriety and share their experience, strength, and hope with us. Keep Coming Back, It Works If You Work It!

RAM's Newest Committee Member, Socorro Chacon

For the past year, Community Centered Emergency Room Project has been working with the Rethinking Access to Marijuana (RAM) workgroup. RAM’s mission is to prevent the access and availability that leads to use of marijuana products by youth in Los Angeles County. We are excited to share that Socorro Chacon will be part of RAM’s Steering Committee and she will also serve as the Administrator for their Community Organizing Committee! Currently, she is working on preparing a series of Town Halls to equip communities with the resources and knowledge needed to guide our youth. We know that her experience and leadership will be a tremendous asset to this workgroup. This is just the tip of the iceberg and we cannot wait to see the amazing work she will do.
For more information or if you would like to get involved please visit their website at:

Congratulations Dawn!

Congratulations to our Senior Clinical Director, Dawn N. Dades, for her hard work and dedication. Along with the rest of the CARF Surveyor Class of 2016, Dawn has successfully completed the requirements and is now an Intern Surveyor for CARF (Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities) International.

Dawn, you inspire us all to move forward and keep on working toward our goals.


Community Provider Luncheon at River Community in Azusa

River Community hosted a wonderful networking event last Friday. The Community Provider Luncheon included 60 agencies representing a variety of social services. This annual marketing and outreach event is open to all social service agencies and is strictly limited to an hour of presentation followed by food and networking.

Happy Birthday Elyse!

Touchstones staff came together to wish our Program Director Elyse Vaughn a very Happy 21st Birthday...and many more to come!

30 Year Celebration

Social Model Recovery Systems proudly announces that we have been serving the community now for 30 years! Since 1986, we have been providing direct treatment services, prevention, training and education. This milestone was celebrated by staff, families, and alumni at Huntington Beach, California. Attendees played games, flew kites, enjoyed food, and embraced fellowship. Surf lessons were provided by the Boys and Girls Club of Pomona Valley, food and refreshments were donated by F&W Food Services, and photos and video were compiled by Levi Molina. The weather was amazing, burgers and hotdogs sizzled on the grill, and live music by Ugly Nelson made this the perfect day at the beach. Special thanks to all those who made this event a success!

Juneteenth Cultural Event at River Community

River Community celebrated our Juneteenth cultural event. We were joined by the men of Omni in this event and we heard from inspirational African American voices through the ages. We were taken from a place of bondage and oppression to the days of the first African American President. This event shared with our residents the universal language of music and food as we enjoyed soul food for lunch.