Recent News

Mid Valley Outpatient’s Community Provider...

Mid Valley held a community provider luncheon on Wednesday April 26, 2017 where an opportunity for networking was made possible. Providers from San Gabriel Valley came out to visit and collaborate with other providers to exchange resources and hear how Mid Valley Outpatient provides services for men and women in the community. Mid Valley also brought awareness to the providers of Denim Day and displayed a wall dedicated to bringing awareness to sexual assault.

Omni Center and River Community head to Santa Fe...

Omni Center and River Community residents joined at the Santa Fe Dam for a fun-filled day of volleyball and relaxation. Residents tested their skills at volleyball, which led to an intense but enjoyable game. After the game, residents rocked out to music while enjoying their lunch. We know staff and residents are looking forward to the next social activity that continues to foster strong and lasting social supports. 

CCERP attends Arbor Day!

Members of our Coalition and CCERP staff rolled-up their sleeves and grabbed a shovel at the Arbor Day Celebration at Hollenbeck Park. We collaborated with the Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks to reduce illicit drug use in the park and increase civic participation. The event was well attended and members of our Coalition spoke with attendees and disseminated our community-friendly brochure of parks Do’s and Don’ts, as well as planted trees and enjoyed food, music, educational exhibits, and family activities.

River Community’s Kindness Extended to Stepping...

Veronica Aguilar (River Community staff member) has been working hard to network with community members to gather donations for Stepping Stones. Her efforts reached the hearts of the families at Bandini Elementary School, which led to a generous number of donations. Donations included, clothing for women and children, toys, blankets, and household items. The residents and their children at Stepping Stones were very appreciative of all that they received. A huge thank you to Veronica and all the wonderful people who helped make this possible! “A kind gesture can reach a wound that only compassion can heal.”

Pasadena Council on Alcoholism and Drug...

Pasadena Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence staff took participants to the Los Angeles Arboretum for a walk around the beautiful grounds. They visited several breathtaking sites such as, the Lucky Baldwin house, his horse stables and strolled through various botanical gardens including the Rose Garden, the African Garden, and the Herb Garden. Staff provided lunch for the participants and encouraged positive peer interaction while participating in a supportive sober environment.

Pasadena Council on Alcoholism and Drug...

Staff members of the Pasadena Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence recently took participants on a 5-mile round trip nature hike to the Eaton Canyon Falls in the San Gabriel Mountains. Staff provided lunch for the participants, which was enjoyed by the waterfall for a chance to relax and appreciate the beautiful surroundings. Both staff and participants adored the scenic path while doing something fun, healthy, and most of all, clean and sober!

River Community Covina and Wellness Prepares for...

River Community Covina and River Community Wellness enjoyed preparing for Denim Day! They dusted off their jeans and dipped their paint brushes to design jeans that speak out against a crime that affects us all. The participants wanted to show their support by ending the silence of sexual assault and continuing to strengthen the statement, “No Means No”. Stories were shared amongst themselves about their survival of this dreadful crime. As one participant states, “We can put a man on the moon but we cannot end this violence.” Together our voices can be heard. Together the silence can be broken. Together, Social Model Recovery Systems can show all survivors they are not alone.