Recent News

Korean Cultural Celebration

Touchstone hosted a Cultural Awareness presentation and shared about the history and culture of Korea. We learned about the uniqueness of the Korean culture and their ideology when it comes to addressing addiction and mental health. The residents and those who attended the event were treated to a traditional Korean dishes, such as kalbi and japchae, for lunch. The residents and the staff also learned how to spell their names in Korean and make word art out of fans.

We hope to see you at our next event!


Mariposa staff and residents celebrated Juneteenth. Residents filled their poster boards with quotes, pictures, and history. We learned that the significance of Juneteenth is the emancipation of the last remaining enslaved people in the United States. Juneteenth is also called Freedom Day or Emancipation Day. After the presentation, we enjoyed a delicious dinner that included fried chicken, baked macaroni, potato salad, and pork beans. To some of our residents, it was their first time celebrating Juneteenth.  

Mexican American Culture

Omni Center hosted a Cultural Awareness presentation and shared about the history and culture of Mexico. Stepping Stones, Mid-Valley and River Community were in attendance and all enjoyed a traditional dish, along with candy and sweet bread.

We hope to see you at our next event!

Special Mother's Day Breakfast at Mariposa

This year, a Mother’s Day Breakfast was prepared for the women at Mariposa Recovery Home by Mariposa Staff. The women woke up to a beautiful display of Mother’s Day décor and the smell of breakfast being made. Staff members at Mariposa are especially considerate of this day, because most of the Mariposa residents are women who are fighting to get their children back, and/or they are estranged from their children and may have no chance of having them back in their lives at this time. These women are mothers and should definitely be celebrated, as we know that only the disease of addiction can interfere with the bond between a mother and her child. The Mariposa Staff Members are very grateful to be able to do something special for these residents, to start off their Mother’s Day morning in a positive way.

Western States Opioid Summit

Social Model Recovery Systems, co-sponsored by CCAPP, is excited to be hosting our first Western States Opioid Summit this September. If you are interested in attending or exhibiting, please visit our conference site here


Stepping Stones celebrates Lunar New Year

Stepping Stones was blessed to have Anna Lee give a presentation about the Korean Lunar New Year. Anna shared her family traditions. She showed each resident how to write their name in Korean and each resident was given their zodiac. They also made kites to release old, negative thoughts to the wind. It was a beautiful journey into a culture different from their own.

River Community welcomes Dr. Barbara Dickerson,...

Social Model Recovery Systems had the honor of welcoming Dr. Barbara Dickerson, Mental Health Liaison for Congresswomen Grace F. Napolitano, to River Community located in the Angeles National Forest. Dr. Dickerson was greeted by staff and offered an in-depth tour of River Community by three of our senior residents. After the visit, Dr. Dickerson expressed what a pleasure it was for her to visit and thanked us for offering a great insight and clear overview of the holistic approach of River Community.