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Maywood Ordinance No. 20-06

The Tobacco-Free Partnership Maywood/Montebello has created an infographic for Maywood retailers and community members to inform them of the newly implemented ordinance that prohibits the sale flavored tobacco products.

SMRS Staff Highlight: Alicia Garcia

“I have been in recovery since April 19, 2014. I went through a lot of challenges in my life growing up around addiction. With the help of my Higher Power, I was able to overcome addiction, change my life, get my kids back, and have an amazing marriage. I chose to go to school to become a drug and alcohol counselor and graduated in 2019. Since then, I have been dedicating my life to helping people like me still suffering. I believe everyone deserves a chance at a better life and to have someone believe in them. I am that person who will always give people hope and be a positive role model in their life. Thanks to Social Model Recovery Systems for giving me a chance to work for this amazing company. I have been able to follow my dreams and help people. I am currently the Housing and Alumni Coordinator for Community-Based Housing. Due to having this position, I am able to see amazing miracles happen, like women and men getting their children back and striving to get their lives together. I am grateful for my life today and I am looking forward to my future. With my Higher Power's guidance, everything is possible.”

Staff Recognition: Ruben Escamilla

Congratulations to our newest certified SUD Counselor, Ruben Escamilla! He has worked hard and continues to serve our communities. We are proud of this big accomplishment on his journey as a SUD Counselor.

Congrats to our newest graduate!

Dr. Yun Hee Anna Lee has achieved her Doctorate of Social Work (DSW) degree from the University of Southern California (USC). We are extremely proud of her accomplishments and send her our warmest wishes on this huge milestone.

River Community

River Community's mission is to provide all residents with a safe and caring environment so they will feel secure, respected, accepted, valued, and included.

The "Spirit of Recovery" Award...

Our very own Mike Schaub, Senior Director of Community Relations, was recognized and honored today as this year's Joseph L. Galletta "Spirit of Recovery" Award Recipient.

Dr. Joseph L. Galletta was a man who touched many lives at some point on their road to recovery. He was truly an addiction treatment pioneer. He was one of the first physicians to become certified in the new field of Addiction Medicine in 1983. Dr. Galleta was a man of great generosity, giving freely of his time and resources for the simple reward of helping. On many occasions, Dr. Galletta provided services to countless individuals regardless their ability to pay and also provided his time servicing on the boards of various facilities and organizations free of charge. His trademark positive attitude and optimistic outlook was an encouragement to all who knew him.

Presented by Hemet Valley Recovery Center, this great honor was a tribute to both the amazing work done by Dr. Galletta and Mike Schaub, an individual who's work emulates such a spirit and dedication to the field of recovery.

Mike Schaub has been recognized today as a man who embodies and demonstrates a dedication to the 12 step philosophy, leadership in the recovery field, the encouragement of others, and the promotion of sober lifestyles. 

Mike, thank you for your continued dedication and leadership! Congratulations!

Flavored Tobacco

The Tobacco-Free Partnership Maywood/Montebello has created an informational video on flavored tobacco. To learn more, please click on the video below.