Orange County STEPS Explores Culture

Members at ؼ Orange County STEPS program in Santa Ana, CA, requested a new group regarding cultural exploration and awareness. 

To help create the group, STEPS staff asked members to find cultures they are interested in learning about, and choose one to explore each month. With each culture, staff will share with members its history, traditions, arts and crafts, and invite members to share their own stories if they identify with the chosen culture. 

This week, staff and members created , which originated in Latin America. The members enjoyed learning about the tradition as well as how they could be used as a coping skill.

Villa Fairmont Staff Appreciation Event

On June 17, staff from our Villa Fairmont Mental Health Rehabilitation Center (MHRC), located in San Leandro, CA, went out to the ballgame to see the A’s beat the Yankees! Thanks to all the staff at Villa for your hard work and your deep commitment to the care of our clients!

La Paz Celebrates Nurses Week

This month, ؼ La Paz Geropsychiatric Center in Long Beach, CA, recognized their magnificent nursing staff during .

The festivities began with a continental breakfast on Monday; delicious rootbeer floats were served on Tuesday; a lunch treat from Subway was offered on Wednesday; the rehabilitation department recognized their nursing peers by creating an attractive and tasty candy bar on Thursday; and on Friday, the last day of the event, all nurses were treated to an Italian dinner.

A raffle was held and each member of the nursing department received a lunch tote bag and an engraved pen.

La Paz appreciates its nurses who work hard every day and show extraordinary caring and compassion towards the residents.

CATC’s First RCCS Rehab Lab

This month, Rehabilitation Therapist Myrna Alylesworth hosted Multnomah CATC’s first RCCS Rehab Lab.

The quarterly workgroup will focus on supporting the CATC team in increasing their use of the RCCS materials into their already strong group schedule. The first item on the agenda was strengthening community meeting and evening wrap-up groups. Staff were very enthusiastic about the new program and contributed a lot of new ideas.

The hope is that staff will become RCCS masters and will be able to incorporate the material that ؼ produces for staff into more creative groups that will help residents grow. 

Hope House Has a New Employee of The Month Program

ձ𳦲’s  in Martinez, California, developed an Employee of the Month program to recognize employees that stand out to their peers. Each Month, all staff vote for an employee they feel has performed exceptional work supporting our residents and their teammates. The employee of the month gets their picture posted, receives a certificate of appreciation, gets their own parking spot, and gets taken out to lunch as a way of thanking them for their exceptional dedication and hard work.

For the month of May, our Employee of the Month was Ebidoere Crump, Residential Counselor. She always has a can-do, positive attitude, always promotes recovery with our residents, and is always fun to be around. She is a professional chef and all our residents look forward to her meals. Our employee of the month for June is Kelsey Rogers, Licensed Psychiatric Technician (LPT). She works hard to ensure our medication room is well-organized and that our residents work toward their recovery. She also has a can-do attitude.

Thank you for all that you do at Hope House!

Recovery Center at Sarpy Celebrates 11 Years

The  in Nebraska celebrated their 11-year program anniversary this week with a staff and resident BBQ to mark the actual day of opening on June 5. Residents gave a special presentation and poster to the Recovery Specialists, thanking them for all that they do and gave them a week of appreciation as well. 

Staff grilled lunch and served the residents in honor of their hard work in recovery. Residents spoke about their appreciation for the program and took it upon themselves to thank and honor the staff. Everyone had a great day spending time celebrating together and recognizing the work of the program. 

Pierce County E&T Attends Washington NAMIWalk

Staff and friends of ձ𳦲’s Pierce County E&T in Lakewood, Washington, came together to attend the on June 3.

NAMIWalks are 5k events raising awareness and funds for NAMI organizations across the country. Last year, NAMIWalks collectively raised nearly $11 million, and so far this year they’ve raised more than $6 million! You can find a NAMIWalk near you to participate in by clicking this .

A big thank you to the staff & others who participated in such a wonderful event!