Power 'N Support meets the Mayor

Mayor Kevin Lincoln and Peer Recovery Coach Walter Clay at the SJC Housing Authority Resident Fair & Backpack Event at Conway Homes on July 16, 2022. Mayor Lincoln leads the City of Stockton. Walter Clay leads the Power ‘n Support Team, an autonomous peer advocacy group at The Wellness Center of SJC.

Lodi 180 “Real Hope” Mental Health Conference

(L to R) Michael Fields, Troia Cephas and Isabel Sandoval; shared information about The Wellness Center and Peer Recovery Services to over 300 participants of the Lodi 180 “Real Hope” Mental Health Conference in Lodi, CA on April 9, 2022.

Survivors of Suicide Loss Day Event

Master of Ceremonies Eddie Allen addresses participants.

Mona Debbs, Robert Allen, Karen Ivy & Emily Saso.

Mona Debbs and Emily Saso write messages to loved ones on their helium filled balloons -soon to be released into the sky. (Balloons were bio-degradable eco-friendly.)

We celebrated Int'l Survivors of Suicide Loss Day on November 20, 2021 at The Wellness Center in Stockton.
We lit candles in honor of our loved ones and ourselves, shared moving stories, resources, and wrote messages and let them float high in the sky. Interestingly, they stayed very close together as they rose above us and out of sight. Beautiful.

State Assemblymember Carlos Villapudua Surprise Visit!

Lakesha Wimberly, Tony Ramos, Jesse Valdez, Steve Sievers, State Assemblymember Carlos Villapudua, Michael Fields, Esther Garcia

State Assemblymember Carlos Villapudua speaking with PRS Executive Director Michael Fields about The Wellness Center and listening to Jazz in the background!

Assemblymember Carlos Villapudua, 13th Assembly District and Field Representatives Gurneel Bopari and Steven Sievers at The Wellness Center on Nov. 24, 2021.

State Assemblymember Carlos Villapudua and two of his staff surprised us with an unexpected visit on November 24, 2021! I met Steve Sievers at a Downtown Comeback Club meeting where I was invited by PRS Board member Nate Knodt to give a presentation on Peer Recovery Services.

Steve, Carlos and Gurneel gave us a 10 minutes heads up as they were heading over to present us with a Certificate of Recognition from the California State Legislature for the great work we provide at The Wellness Center!! We are so grateful for their support!!

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