Recent News

Stepping Stones Honors Our Veterans

Last week, Stepping Stones attended the closing ceremonies at the Field of Valor in Covina, in honor of our veterans. It was an emotional day for some, and the stories that were told instilled a sense of pride in our country for most of our women. They were honored to speak with one veteran in particular, who shared his purple heart and the story behind it. They also learned the history of our flag and how to take care of it. Thank you to all the brave men and women who serve our country!

Fitness Friday

The Omni Center is committed to incorporating treatment and activities that will promote physical, mental, spiritual and emotional growth for all the residents. Friday is a designated fitness day, where Omni Center's staff and participants engage in activities that elicit physical wellness.

Newest River Community Graduate: Rigoberto B.

River Community is proud to announce the graduation of Rigoberto B. Rigo has been a joy to have at our program. He is always willing to help anyone in need and brings a smile and a light to every room he enters! Congratulations, Rigo!

Halloween Celebration at River Community

Last week, residents and staff of River Community came together and showed their Halloween spirit. Residents took it upon themselves to purchase and pass out candy to each other. A few even dressed for the occasion. It is lovely to see these participants enjoy themselves on their journey in recovery.

Hollenbeck Park Community Cleanup

Recently, the Prevention Team, along with volunteers, housed/homeless residents, and community-based organizations, coordinated and organized a clean-up at Hollenbeck Park to discourage illicit drug use. The day was filled with sunshine, which helped to inspire a positive sense of community and volunteerism. While the birds chirped, the youth, homeless individuals, and other participants worked closely together to clean our neighborhood park. It was a great day engaging new people in our effort, drawing in the observers to participate and help pick up trash as well

 

Halloween Fun in the Office

Social Model Recovery Systems employees from the main office got into the Halloween spirit by dressing up in their costumes. Congratulations to Laura for winning the costume contest! 

Mike's Inspiring Journey

Congratulations to Mike, who was recently honored as one of three finalists for the inspirational ACHSA Award at a banquet at the Los Angeles Biltmore Hotel. Mike, whose personal journey took him from successful business owner to 17 years as a homeless man battling mental illness and addiction and, now, to a productive citizen with 10 years sobriety, received an official commendation from the County of Los Angeles, signed by all five County Supervisors. Although Mike did not win the top ACHSA award, which recognizes people who have made great strides in living with mental illness and addiction, he humbly stated, “I understand why that guy did win”. Mike is an inspiration to us all.