The fair, sponsored by Riverside County Mental Health Department, takes place in September each year in Riverside County as a part of National Recovery Month. Recovery Happens is intended to help unite those already in recovery and spread the message that prevention works, treatment is effective, and people recover. The event included many activities such as a dunk tank, a recovery walk, live music, free hot dogs, hamburgers, cotton candy, and an awards ceremony.
Telecare RISE took part as one of the exhibitors to inform participants about our Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) program, and to gather information and increase collaboration with county partners and contract providers in helping members achieve their goals and dreams.
Another exhibitor was Art Works, a nonprofit company that assists clients with disabilities to create and sell works of art that individuals and companies can purchase to decorate their office space. “Their services can empower our members and allow their works of art to be celebrated in the community,” said Telecare RISE Administrator Stephen Thorpe.