Mariposa Visits the African American Museum
Mariposa staff and residents visited the African American Museum. We enjoyed the exhibits, pictures, and the historical information that we learned. Tour guides were available to answer questions that the residents had about the displays. After we were done, staff and residents walked across the street and enjoyed a delicious lunch. Residents enjoyed this fun and educational field trip.
Social Model Recovery Systems and LA Fire...
Social Model Recovery Systems Kristine Cox supported Los Angeles County Fire Department and Metro Rail as they conducted a mass casualty drill. Los Angeles County Fire Department Representive Alicia Mejia is a big supporter of Social Model Recovery Systems. Thank you Alicia, for inviting Social Model Recovery Systems to be a part of this awesome event!
Happy Birthday River Community
On January 30, 1987, River Community received their very first resident making this a very special day! Here we are 30 years later providing services to many individuals not only here at River but all throughout Social Model Recovery Systems, Inc. To honor this day our program director facilitated a group on the history of River Community to our residents. Residents and staff enjoyed a pizza lunch with delicious cookies for dessert. From our humble beginning as a program thirteen miles in the Angeles National Forest, we are now a fifteen program agency providing services from Orange County to Los Angeles to participants such as women with children, veterans, adolescents, people with co-occurring disorders and those coming through the criminal justice system. The panorama of services also includes residential and outpatient settings. Dedication and the spirit of recovery shines throughout our agency and has since the beginning. We would like to give special thanks to The National Alliance on Mental Illness, Bud Hayes, Chris Spencer, Phyllis Key and the Department of Mental Health.
Social Model Recovery Systems, Inc. provided a wonderful morning of bowling at Brunswick Zone West Covina Lanes. Participants, family and staff all enjoyed the exercise and comradery, it was great fun. Special thanks to Victoria and her team at River Community for providing everyone with a delicious lunch.
River Community is proud to announce that one of our very own primary counselors, Alexander Murray, has met the requirements in order to become a Certified Addictions Treatment Counselor! He has been working on this for the last two and a half years and we are very excited to watch him grow! Alex has been an integral part of the River Community team as he helps each of our residents to achieve recovery!
Welcoming Mental Health Liaison Barbara Dickerson
River Community Covina and River Community Wellness Center had the honor of meeting with Barbara Dickerson, Mental Health Liaison for Congresswomen Grace F. Napolitano. The participants had the opportunity to share their experiences with Mrs. Dickerson. Mrs. Dickerson met with Staff and discussed how she and Social Model Recovery Systems can work together on achieving the goal of helping those who may be affected by Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders. River Community Covina and River Community Wellness Center are looking forward to continuing to work with Mrs. Barbara Dickerson in the future.
Gradation at Rio Hondo Superior Court
Mid Valley and Rio Hondo Superior Court hosted the 2017 Drug Court Graduation for participants Crystal Cordova, Valerie Licon, Sergio Gomez, Jonathon Carrillo, Jose Xolo Changla, Cesar Rubio, Pedro Gonzalez and Rosa Rosales. These participants completed a full 12 months of intensive outpatient services to get their drug court cases dismissed. These participant have dedicated their time and effortless determination to overcome their obstacles in recovery. These participants have gained the knowledge and tools to maintain structure in their recovery journey. They've thrived to gain employment and enrolled in school to start the foundation for long term success. On behalf of Mid Valley Outpatient Staff, participants were rewarded with a special brunch located at El Sombrero in El Monte.