Recent News

Congratulations, Selene!

River Community is proud to announce that our Primary Counselor, Selene Miranda, has met the requirements and passed her exam to become a Certified Drug and Alcohol Counselor. Selene has worked for Social Model Recovery Systems for over 4 years now and is a dedicated and compassionate counselor. Please join us in congratulating Selene.

SMRS Kitchen Supervisor Gathering

Today, we brought all of our Kitchen Supervisors together to share what they have been doing in the kitchens at our Residential Programs. Healthy foods, standardized menus, and a lot of pride go into what these Kitchen Supervisors do!

Our programs follow a 6-week menu cycle which provides several choices for our residents while they are with us. These dedicated individuals have been working with the folks at Sysco and Food and Supply Source to order the foods that they need based on the menus they follow.

We are so very proud of what these Kitchen Supervisors do to ensure the healthiest of food choices for our residents.

Exciting News at Royal Palms!

Happy Anniversary, River Community!

River Community celebrates a historic event today, as the program turns 33 years old. In July 1986, Social Model Recovery Systems, Inc. took possession of River Community, a property in the San Gabriel Mountains. Our first resident was admitted to this beautiful property on January 30, 1987. For 33 years, we have been providing services to adults living with co-occurring disorders! Today, we honored and celebrated this anniversary with a small presentation and a birthday cake.  River Community is in the San Gabriel Mountains, which has been designated as a national monument.  As part of being in the forest, the wonderful property is subject to nature and wildlife. The staff of River Community is grateful to be involved with this historic moment. Happy Anniversary, River Community - and we thank everyone who has helped to make this possible.





Thank you to all our speakers, exhibitors, volunteers, staff members, and attendees who helped make the 2nd Annual California Community Opioid Conference a fantastic event!


Thank you, Fire Station #154!

Year after year, local Fire Station #154 in Covina, has donated toys for our Participant Holiday Parties in Covina and Los Angeles. Firefighter, Dave Monday, came by in his firetruck to drop off gifts to spread holiday cheer again this year. For many of our participants, this may be their first holiday season together with their families in a long time. Some may experience stress of wondering how they will provide gifts for their children. We are honored to be a part of this privilege and grateful for the kindness of local heroes willing to make this holiday season memorable for families in recovery.

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