Recent News

Halloween on the Hill

Mariposa staff and residents went up to River Community and were given a presentation on the history of Halloween. The attendees carved pumpkins and fellowshipped with the residents. They also enjoyed a delicious spaghetti lunch with some cool Halloween treats for dessert.

 

20th Annual Mujeres De Paz March

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Staff and residents from Mariposa and Bimini participated in the 20th Annual Mujeres De Paz March in East Los Angeles. Mariposa participants carried posters that were made by residents. It was an emotional moment to see family members carry pictures of their loved ones who lost their lives due to violence. Bimini participants created signs with powerful messages that shared their emotion and stance against violence, and they, too, marched in unity with the community. The march ended at East Los Angeles College Performing Arts Center, where all inidividuals participated in a candlelight vigil that was held to honor the victims and survivors of domestic violence. Everyone enjoyed watching Aztec dancers and hearing survivors speak about their stories.

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Bimini

Recovery Happens 2nd Annual Arts Festival

Mariposa staff and residents participated at the Recovery Happens 2nd Annual Arts Festival at Omni Center. It was a delightful time for residents, family, and children. The day was filled with music from the River Band called 5150. There were tables filled with art supplies, and adults and children enjoyed themselves painting, coloring, and making figures with clay. We had a delicious chicken and beef taco plate meal with rice and beans. There was beautiful art on display for sale. Some residents wrote heartfelt poems and shared them aloud on the microphone. It was such an awesome day of fellowshipping and art.

Newest River Community Graduate: John D.

River Community is proud to announce the graduation of one of our residents, John D. John came to us in February and did nothing less than flourish in our program. This resident continued to set a shining example for our other participants by leading our community as Resident President and holding a spot in the Resident Council. He always volunteered to help when needed and did so with a smile. John was faced with hardships while in our program and yet still completed and graduated the program. He moved on to stay sober and in recovery. Congratulations, John!

California Consortium of Addiction Programs and...

 We are so very honored and grateful to be involved yet another year at the Annual CCAPP Conference. Outreach Representatives Kyle Barker of Touchstones and Gustavo Solis of River Community are shown below attending, exhibiting and supporting the California Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professionals.We look forward to another great event this year where we are able to connect with so many in our field of addiction and recovery, building strong connections with like-minded professional who are dedicated and passionate about the people we serve and the services we provide to help those in need. 

Mid Valley Outpatient's trip to the Santa Fe...

The staff of Mid Valley Outpatient treated participants and their families to a well-deserved, wonderful day out consisting of sun, fun and relaxation at the Santa Fe Dam. Smiles and laughs were shared all around as the participants and their guests had a blast playing in the water, renting bikes, riding boats around the lake, and enjoying a delicious lunch. The summer ended with gracious hearts filled with joy and gratitude for sobriety and recovery.

 

 

SMRS at the Al-Impics

Participants, residents and staff attended and joined in on the annual Al-Impics in Wilmington, CA. The event was exciting because so many program communities in recovery were there to join in on the fellowship. Guest star speaker, Danny Trejo delivered encouraging words to those in attendance and handed it off to our own, amazing Jim O’Connell to MC the festivities. Social Model rocked the parade with a dance routine from River Community (that won 1st place), accompanied by Colin Womer and his bagpipes. The sound of Social Model Recovery Systems was heard loud and proud all the way off the field from the parade. Our delicious lunch was provided by our LA programs and was a great addition to our day. Thank you to everyone who made this day possible. We look forward to another round in 2018!!