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Thank you, Tri-State Community Healthcare!

Mariposa Recovery Center would like to share our sincere thanks and gratitude to Tri-State Community Healthcare for helping Mariposa meet our goals of providing our residents and staff a safe working and living environment and peace of mind during this pandemic. Tri-State Community Healthcare set up a temporary clinic in our driveway to test all current Mariposa Recovery Center residents, staff, and staff family members for Covid-19. Community supporting community is what community work is all about!

Commitment to Justice


Social Model Recovery Systems shares the pain and anguish experienced by staff, participants, and the communities we serve over the recent murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery. We support actions to address long-standing racial injustice in our public policies.

Our Core Beliefs celebrate humanity, diversity, and a commitment to personal and community change. As a result, we have a moral and ethical obligation to act and speak out against racism and injustice. Our Cultural Awareness Committee has been and continues to be responsive and committed to raising awareness and advancing racial equity. For example, SMRS has looked for opportunities to instill change in our small microcosms, but so much more can and should be done.

People ask, “when are things going to get back to normal?” For some, normal means being judged by the color of their skin or the language they speak. It means being pulled over by the police, forcefully removed from their vehicle, told to lay on the ground, handcuffed, and put in the back of a patrol car, for no apparent reason. For others, normal is losing one’s life or the life of a loved one to the hands of injustice.

We support the oversight of all institutions that condone and perpetuate the “normal” that historically has disproportionately harmed and created disparities in communities of color.

“Normal” should not be our new normal. We want and need change. We want the perpetrators to be held accountable for their actions, the same way others are held accountable.

As an agency, SMRS stands with actions taking place across our nation to demand accountability and systemic reform to end racism.

In solidarity,

Bruce Boardman, Chief Executive Officer

Charles Porter, Office Chair, Cultural Awareness Committee

Zelenne L. Cardenas, Senior Director, Prevention & Community Initiatives



We create an environment which promotes trust, advocates change, and allows individuals to develop hope. The power of recovery lies within each participant. We provide the tools (i.e., strategies, shared experiences) to the participants so that they are able to discover their personal choices.




We remain open to the views, truths, and experiences of others; it is humility which allows us to listen to what they can offer. When we concede that we do not have the answer to every question, trust can begin when we seek out others who may provide additional insight.


National Prevention Week 2020


Calling All Youth!



In our social model settings, the emphasis of recovery is based upon the relationship between the participant and his or her environment (including other participants and staff as a whole) whereas in a medical model of treatment, the emphasis of treatment is based upon the partnership of the patient and his or her doctor. It is the collective and integrated team of employees and participants more than one individual member which creates the ideal social model environment. It is the healing created by everyone's accumulated knowledge, collective experiences, and cohesiveness that make the social model process work. Although individual interactions between single staff and participants are supportive, it is the group interactions which prove to be of greater benefit.