PROGRAMS AND LOCATIONS

Oasis Community Services

Oasis Community Services provides services for adults and transitional age youth (TAY) with chronic and/or severe mental illnesses. The agency consists of programs offering distinct and intensive mental health services and community-based support:

  • The Harmony Center — which is funded through the Mental Health Services Act. The Harmony Center consists of three programs designed for the specific needs for adults and TAY (ages 16-25) who need a nurturing environment that supports their recovery — including job counseling, 12-Step Programs, and assistance in securing the resources needed for independent living within the community.

    • Oasis' Integrated Services and Recovery Center (ISRC) is a Full Service Partnership (FSP) that provides TAY (ages 16-25) with individual and group counseling, case management, medication management, crisis intervention, and job counseling. The mission of the ISRC is to break the cycle of homelessness, hospitalization, and/or incarceration by integrating client- and family-driven mental health services with community collaboration, cultural competency, and a wellness/recovery focus. FSP-TAY clients – who may be homeless or at risk for homelessness – are referred by the Riverside County Department of Mental Health (RCDMH) as having a severe and persistent mental illness, as well as a history of hospitalizations or incarcerations.


    • Harmony Center Mentoring Program is co-located in Indio with our ISRC and is the only mentoring program for youth in Riverside County. The Harmony Center Mentoring program links mentors with youth ages 10-16 who are referred by RCDMH. We believe that an effective mentoring program helps youth discover their own path by supporting their ability to lead a balanced life. To do so, our mentors devote a few hours each week to sharing everyday activities with youth such as shopping, going to movies, attending community events, and participating in recreational sports.


    • Oasis Peer Support & Resource Center (PSRC) is a peer-run program whose mission is to support wellness and recovery by providing a safe, non-judgmental environment that empowers people to change their own lives. The PSRC provides RCDMH consumers with resources ranging from employment assistance, computer skills training, independent living skills, and substance abuse programs. The PSRC operates in three separate locations throughout the Desert Region of Riverside County (Banning, Blyth and Indio). Services are provided to both TAY consumers (ages 16-25) as well as consumers ages 25+. Membership is open to current or former consumers of RCDMH services, their family members, and their supporters.


    • Oasis Vocational Center works in partnership with Mental Health service providers and Department of Rehabilitation (DOR). These programs assist consumers find, get, and keep meaningful community employment. Consumers participate in programs that provide vocational rehabilitation services to prepare them for employment.


    • The Oasis Seeking Safety Program provides treatment for those with a history of trauma and substance abuse. Seeking Safety groups offer a pathway toward wellness, with 12 sessions open to anyone 15 ½ to 59 years of age. The focus is on safe coping skills, and topics include “healing from anger,” “coping with triggers,” asking for help” and many more.


    • The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Signature Program is designed to help families and school professionals identify the key warning signs of early onset mental illness in children and adolescents in school.

Employee Satisfaction Survey

Each year, all staff programs complete anonymous Employee Satisfaction Surveys. The entire management team carefully reviews survey results to identify areas where we are successful in making our agency a great place to work, as well as to identify areas for improvement. By using the same survey each year, we can measure our success and focus our efforts on continually improving our work environment.

For a selection of results from a recent Employee Satisfaction Survey for Oasis Community Services, see Our Staff.

Contact

Steve Thronson
Regional Administrator
Oasis Community Services
81-840 Ave. 46, Suite 204
Indio, CA 92201
phone: (760) 393-5122
email: sthronson@starsinc.com

Rick Klotz
Administrator
Oasis Community Services
81840 Avenue 46, Suite 201
Indio, CA 92201
phone: (760) 863-8600
fax: (760) 863-8603
email: rklotz@starsinc.com

Robert Lopez, LCSW
Center Director The Harmony Center
81840 Avenue 46, Suite 201
Indio, CA 92201
phone: (760) 391-6970
fax: (760) 391-6998
email: roblopez@starsinc.com

Patricia Ramirez
Peer Support Coordinator The Harmony Center
Peer Support and Resource Center
81840 Avenue 46, Suite 107
Indio, CA 92201
phone (760) 238-5980
fax: (760) 238-5985
email: pramirez@starsinc.com

For the Warm Line operated by consumers at the
Peer Support & Resource Center, call:
(760) 347-4628 or (866) 940-6773

Oasis Vocational Center (with the Department of Rehabilitation)
81557 Dr. Carreon Blvd, Suite C-10
Indio, CA, 92201
(760) 391-4976

Oasis Harmony Center, Palm Springs
333 S. Indian Canyon, Suite E, Palm Springs CA 

Oasis Harmony Center - Blythe
1445 W. Hobson Way
Blythe, CA 92225
phone (760) 899-1853

Oasis Harmony Center - Banning
2781 W. Ramsey
Banning, CA 92220
phone (951) 846-8940

Driving Directions:

Harmony Center West — Banning
2781 W. Ramsey
Banning, CA 92220
Harmony Center East — Blythe
1445 W. Hobson Way
Blythe, CA 92225
Oasis Vocational Center (DOR) 
81557 Dr. Carreon Blvd, Suite C-10
Indio, CA, 92201

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Harmony Center - Indio 
81840 Avenue 46, Suite 201
Indio, CA 92201
Harmony Center - Palm Springs
333 S. Indian Canyon, Suite E
Palm Springs CA

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Eligibility and Referral Information

Oasis Community Services crisis services are offered to children, adolescents, transitional age youth, and adults in the Desert Region of Riverside County. Crisis stabilization and psychiatric health facility services (for adults) are reimbursed through Short Doyle/Medi-Cal. Riverside County Department of Mental Health typically makes referrals for all other services.