July 27, 2011

The Mariposa residents in East Los Angeles teamed up with New Hope Ministries in Montebello to provide their residents an opportunity to attend a women’s retreat. The Alhatti Christian Resort & Retreat Center is located in the town of Idyllwild, California, in the breathtaking San Jacinto Mountains. Residents enjoyed the peace and serenity nature hikes in the mountains. They watched the sunset and participated in worship services. Residents of Mariposa volunteered to assist the resort center that was understaffed at the time and received an acknowledgment award, which was jewelry for being of service to the resort. They enjoyed the amenities of the resort like the hot tub, sauna, room service, and delicious food. The residents also walked to the lake where they could feed the fish and had movies and popcorn in the movie room that was provided. One resident stated that she had a life changing experience and was able to get closer to her higher power. She stated she was really grateful for the chance to participate in this once in a lifetime experience.