PROGRAMS AND LOCATIONS

Oasis Rehabilitation Center

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

  • Oasis Crisis Services (OCS) — which serves as the "psychiatric emergency room" for Coachella Valley residents. The OCS provides emergency assessment and referral services for clients of all ages. Available 24/7 regardless of ability to pay, our OCS is lead by a psychiatrist with a team of social workers, nurses, and other mental health professionals. It is certified by the California Department of Mental Health.

  • Psychiatric Health Facility (PHF) — which provides comprehensive psychiatric assessment, evaluation, and treatment to an acutely disturbed population of Coachella Valley. The Oasis PHF is a locked program for adults who are "in crisis" with serious and immediate psychiatric disturbances. This facility specializes in rapid short-term stabilization, close supervision, intensive treatment, and strong social service support. We deliver a professional psychiatric treatment and medical management model combined with psychiatric nursing to provide a warm and safe therapeutic environment. We help clients to manage chronic stress and reactions to severe trauma using a variety of groups and other services. For example, during the course of their PHF stay, clients receive an introduction to the approaches and resources of W.R.A.P. (Wellness Recovery Action Planning), an evidence-based practice that helps people manage their illness throughout their lives.

  • 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 Rehabilitation Center, see Our Staff.

    Contact

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

    Rick Klotz
    Administrator
    Oasis Rehabilitation Center
    47915 Oasis Street
    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

    Kraig Johnson
    Community Capacity Coordinator, Mentor Program Coordinator
    The Harmony Center
    81840 Avenue 46, Suite 107
    Indio, CA 92201
    phone (760) 238-5980
    fax: (760) 238-5985
    email: kjohnson@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

    Ana Monjarraz
    Program Coordinator Full Service Partnership for Transitional Age Youth
    The Harmony Center
    81840 Avenue 46, Suite 201
    Indio, CA 92201
    phone (760) 391-6999
    fax: (760) 391-6998
    email: amonjarraz@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:

    Oasis Rehabilitation Center — Indio
    47915 Oasis Street
    Indio, CA 92201
    Harmony Center West — Banning
    2781 W. Ramsey
    Banning, CA 92220
    Harmony Center East — Blythe
    1445 W. Hobson Way
    Blythe, CA 92225

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    Oasis Vocational Center (DOR) 
    81557 Dr. Carreon Blvd, Suite C-10
    Indio, CA, 92201
    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 Rehabilitation Center 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.