Celebrating Earth Day

The Grounds members celebrated Earth Day this year by joining over 100 local citizens in cleaning up trash-ridden homeless camps along several of San Diego’s arroyos & riverbeds.  Offering the important parallel messages of the importance of keeping our water sources clean and gratitude, it was a clear reminder of the often results of untreated mental illness and heavily progressed substance abuse.  It was humbling and eye-opening for all.

The Grounds requires all members gain employment and work 30+ hours per week along with their multiple clinical commitments and programmatic responsibilities.  Even still, service is a foundational value and significant priority.  We believe that there is no better feeling than getting outside of oneself- not a typical default behavior for most of us.

We hope you were able to participate in giving back to our planet in your own way within your community.