Recent News

Mariposa Completion Ceremony Celebration

Mariposa and the residents had an amazing day at Omni Amstone Hall celebrating the completion of 9 residents. Recognition certificates were also given out to 3 alumni that continue to support the recovery of Mariposa’s residents. It was an amazing feeling to see family members, sponsors, social workers, and the therapists come out to show their support for our residents on this accomplishment. Congratulations to all our residents who completed this part of their journey.

Omni Center’s Latest Cultural Awareness Theme

“May your troubles be less and your blessings be more and nothing but happiness come through your door.” -An Irish Blessing

Omni Center’s most recent Cultural Awareness presentation was hosted by Sara Kurtz and several Omni residents who led participants in learning about Irish traditions, fun facts and the many rich cultural attributes of the Irish community. In addition, the group explored the influence of historical trauma, such as the potato famine and challenges occurring when immigrating to the U.S., in the development of patterns of alcohol use and misuse among some Irish groups. The attendees also had the opportunity to listen to Irish folk music provided by professional musician Michael Fox and to taste traditional dishes such as corn beef and cabbage and Irish soda. Program Director Monique Schulte and Kitchen Coordinator Anna Rodriguez made these wonderful dishes for everyone to enjoy.

River Community Wellness Highlights Women's...

Participants at River Community Wellness have been enjoying celebrating Women’s History in the month of March. Natalie, a participant in the program, brought light to the women in history that banded together to fight for the rights of all women. One of the women that Natalie chose to focus on was Elizabeth Cady Stanton, an American suffragist, social activist, abolitionist, and leading figure of the early women’s rights movement. Other participants were riveted with enthusiasm as she shared how far women have come in politics, economics, and education. The presentation took a turn into the more recent past with a song, “Sufferin’ Till Suffrage,” from School House Rock. We all enjoyed her presentation that exemplified the importance of women in history and the effect their voices have had to shape the lives we lead in the present.

Mid Valley Celebrates

Mid Valley Outpatient staff Cynthia L. took her cake for 13 years of sobriety and Elizabeth B. for 8 years of sobriety at the Alumni Association Spaghetti Dinner on Saturday, March 18th, 2017. These amazing women shared their experiences, strengths and hopes with current and former participants to set an example that recovery is achievable.

Mid Valley Rocks Out At The Park

Mid Valley Participants celebrated a Picnic Day at Arceo Park in El Monte on Friday, March 10, 2017. Staff provided lunch and entertainment for the participants. Participants did Karaoke that rocked the city of El Monte. Participants had a blast and could express their creative abilities in music. Staff was amazed on how much talent Mid Valley represents.

Mid Valley Outpatient's at the Lanes

Mid Valley Outpatient’s evening staff and participants went bowling on February 28th, 2017 at Action Lanes Bowling in El Monte. Participants bowled turkeys, strikes, and spares and expressed laughter and motivation to win the highest scores. Participants were extremely grateful and full of positive energy.

River Community Covina and Wellness Shows...

River Community Covina and Wellness are showing their appreciation for their wonderful Licensed Psychiatric Technicians. Together they have over 56 years of experience and provide acute hands-on care to participants with varying degrees of mental illnesses and/or developmental disabilities. They perform a vital, front-line function in all healthcare settings here at River Community Covina and Wellness, as they observe, treat and interact in helping our participants manage their medication. This All-Star Team works to ensure the safety of all participants and assists in managing their appointments with our Psychiatrist. This team also does a magnificent job implementing MAT (Medication Assisted Treatment) which includes Vivitrol and other medications, expanding the opportunity of a successful recovery. Thanks for all you do!