Recent News

Chalk Art for Autism

Stepping Stones spent the day at the Covina Chalk Art Festival in support of autism. Both staff and residents have been blessed with children who have autism and we love to support this event. This year, one of our residents got into the action and created some art herself.  Social Model Recovery Systems was also given the opportunity to have a booth at this festival. Many thanks to the City of Covina for hosting this event!

"Be Relentless": Norma Bastidas

Some of our residents of Royal Palms attended "Be Relentless," a documentary screening to hear the phenomenal Norma Bastidas, ultramarathoner, record-setting triathlete, and human trafficking survivor, share her epic journey that began in Cancun, Mexico and ended in Washington D.C. Norma completed the world's longest triathlon with one mission in mind-- to combat human trafficking and empower thousands of survivors across the world. In his own words, one of our residents expressed the tremendous impact Norma made on his road to recovery.

Danny Trejo Speaks at Touchstones

Thank you, Danny Trejo and Mario Castillo, for taking the time to visit Touchstones Adolescent Residential Treatment Program in Orange, CA to speak about your journey through recovery. Your story and words of hope and inspiration will resonate in their minds for years to come!


Office of Women's Health DVHSS Provider Mtg.

Thank you so much to the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health - Office of Women's Health (OWH) for inviting Social Model Recovery Systems to be an exhibitor at the Domestic Violence Housing & Support Services (DVHSS) Provider Meeting. The day featured outstanding speakers, community engagement activities, and networking opportunities during breakfast and lunch. We are excited to serve as a resource for individuals and providers within the domestic violence and substance use/addiction communities and are looking forward to partnering on future events.

Thrift Store Open: Thurs, March 21st!


Spirit Week: March 18 through March 22


Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Stepping Stones and Mariposa celebrated St. Patrick’s Day by having lunch together. On the menu, there was corned beef, cabbage, carrots, potatoes, and soda bread. Apple cake with a custard topping and potato candy were served for dessert. The residents gave presentations on Irish agriculture, religion and the origins of the leprechaun, and corned beef. The residents also did an art project where they decorated a small canvas to celebrate their sobriety dates. Many thanks to Susan H. and all the residents for making this such a nice afternoon!