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Omni Center Celebrates

Omni Center’s focus is to provide the highest level of care possible for our residents and to ensure that each resident discovers the joy that recovery can bring to their lives. Leo Ruiz has always believed in and upheld our mission. He has years of experience and dedication to the field of helping others and his commitment has paid off. We are so proud of him and his accomplishment of passing his IC/RC exam and becoming a certified CADC-II counselor. He will continue to help make Omni Center amazing.

Omni Center Celebrates Cultural Awareness

Omni Center hosted a Cultural Awareness lunch-in, with the focus being on the Japanese culture. Omni’s very own Program Coordinator, Norman “Fuji” Fujimoto, shared his childhood memories of Japanese culture, remembering his mother’s special preparation of fresh sushi. Japanese culture emphasizes on values and traditions and sushi is considered an art. With the skilled hand of Fuji, Omni residents and guests made their own sushi rolls for everyone to enjoy. The sushi made at the event was a work of art, made by individuals that exemplify their resiliency despite life’s challenges and have made a conscious decision to embrace recovery and activities that support continued sobriety.

Fellowship Fun at River Community

Residents of River Community coordinated a fun-filled day in recovery that got the families, friends, and the community involved. Omni Center and River Covina participants came out to enjoy the fellowship. The main speaker of the event has lived the last 10 years dually diagnosed and shared his story of recovery. BBQ pulled pork sandwiches were enjoyed along with 4 different types of salad. “The River Band”, which is a group of residents from River Community, who participate in music group on Wednesday evenings, put on a special performance of 3 original songs.

River Community Hosted a Mental Health Awareness...

River Community hosted a Mental Health Awareness event and the turnout was amazing. Guests were fascinated by the participants’ own accounts of what life has been like living with a mental illness. A delicious lunch was served and included three types of salad, stir fried vegetable with chicken and rice, and a vegetable stir fry for our vegetarian guests. Art was displayed created by our residents. One participant stated "It was nice to be able to let the community know about our mental illnesses and work towards eliminating the stigma."

Mariposa Supports Pride Night

Mariposa staff and residents took a trip to Los Angeles to show their support for the LGBTQ Community Pride Night at the Staple Center. We had a great time watching the Los Angeles Sparks play against the Chicago Sky. In between timeouts we enjoyed lots of entertainment, dancing, singing, and even poetry.

Mid Valley and River Covina’s Adventure at the...

Mid Valley Outpatient and River Community Covina staff and participants gathered for a night of fun and excitement at the Los Angeles Dodger Game on June 5th, 2017. Staff treated participants to an amazing experience filled with laughter and cheer for the home team. The Los Angeles Dodgers played against The Washington Nationals with a score of 4-2 with a loss for our boys in blue. Even though we lost, we were still able to celebrate the environment of the game clean and sober.

River Community Wellness attends Community Health...

Supervisor Hilda Solis from the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors for the 1st District hosted “Community Health and Wellness Fair” in the City of Pomona. The event provided community members free onsite services such as haircuts, dental checkups, health checkups, and referrals. Representatives from The River Community Wellness Center Jossue Rubio and Alex Murray attended and provided the community members with information about Social Model Recovery Systems.