Author archives: Dianne Villamin

12
May
2022

Mother’s Day Celebration at Bimini

12.05.2022 Nick Recent News

On Sunday, May 8, Bimini residents celebrated Mother’s Day by remembering the mothers who passed away. The residents spoke about their best childhood memories and one stated, “I am strong because of the woman who raised me. You are always in my heart, mom.” Bimini wants to honor all mothers on this special day. Mother’s

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3
May
2022

Denim Day – Support for Sexual Assault Survivors

3.05.2022 Nick Recent News

River Community Azusa celebrated Denim Day recently to raise awareness and show support for sexual assault survivors. All staff and residents wore denim and had an educational art group activity where residents were enlightened about the history of Denim Day along with some exercises for self-respect, boundaries, and rights. They created some banners, wrote messages,

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20
Apr
2022

River Community’s New Certified Counselors

20.04.2022 Nick Recent News

River Community‘s Ms. Anna Rodriguez and Mr. Scott Smith are now Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselors (CADC I)!! Ms. Rodriguez and Mr. Smith worked very hard to get certified while working full time. They are both inspirations to our residents and a great example of what can be accomplished with hard work and determination. Ms.

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18
Mar
2022

National Overdose Awareness Day/Black Balloon Day – BIMINI

18.03.2022 Nick Recent News

On March 6th, 2022, Bimini remembered and honored those lost to overdose by participating in Black Balloon Day or National Overdose Awareness Day. Staff and residents united to spread awareness, provide support to one another, and remember those who lost their lives by releasing black balloons. This is the day of remembrance and action. Black

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16
Mar
2022

Finding Purpose Through Service

16.03.2022 Nick Recent News

Finding Purpose Through Service — Community Relations Department is very proud to announce that our Community- Based Housing Coordinator, Alicia Garcia, is now a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC I). Ms. Garcia worked very hard to get certified while working full time and being a wife and a mom. She is a great role

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11
Mar
2022

Black Balloon Day – Royal Palms

11.03.2022 Nick Recent News

Royal Palms celebrated National Black Balloon Day on March 6th to commemorate those who have passed away due to the disease of addiction. In remembrance of those who have fallen, the staff made this somber day into a day of self-reflection, to remember those friends and loved ones we have lost.  The residents filled out

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7
Mar
2022

OMNI Center – Black Balloon Day

7.03.2022 Nick Recent News

Omni Center staff and residents observed Black Balloon Day on Friday, March 4th.  Black Balloon Day is usually observed on March 6th to celebrate and remember the lives lost to overdose. It has become a national and international event, bringing awareness to overdose deaths.  Black Balloon Day began with a family’s loss. Diane and Lauren Hurley began

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30
Jan
2022

River Community – 35 Years of Service Featured

30.01.2022 Nick Recent News

“Today is a very special day for Social Model Recovery Systems, Inc. In July 1986, the agency took possession of River Community, a property in the San Gabriel Mountains. Our first resident was admitted to our treatment program on this beautiful property on January 30, 1987.” –Chris Abernathy, Senior Director of Treatment Services River Community (a

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21
Dec
2021

Paint Night At River Community Featured

21.12.2021 Nick Recent News

The participants at River Community were able to enjoy a painting group instructed by our very own Medications Support Counselor, Oriana Gregory. Oriana is not only an amazing team member, she is an artist. She volunteered to lead the residents in painting a colorful nighttime landscape inspired by our own beautiful mountain surroundings. Those who

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