Expanded mental health and addictive disease services to serve RivCo residents with new residential treatment facility 

Temecula — The community of Riverside County will ring in the New Year knowing that residents will have additional options for Behavioral Health treatment. With the opening of Jackson House Temecula, a short-term acute residential mental health and addictive disease treatment facility, residents will have greater access to needed behavioral healthcare beds in the community.

This newly renovated facility, located at 28999 Old Town Front Street, Suite 104 in the city of Temecula Ca. will host an Open House event on Thursday, January 9, 2020 inviting residents, members of the county healthcare community, and local government leaders to tour the facility and learn more about the treatment options, amenities, and the positive impact this Behavioral Health treatment center will have for not only those in need, but for the broader Riverside community.

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While the northern and eastern communities of Riverside County offer residents greater options for Behavioral Health services, southern Riverside County residents have little to no services for mental health and addiction. That will change with the opening of Jackson House Temecula. 

“We understand that early intervention, diagnosis and treatment of mental illness and substance use disorders are important to recovery and long term success of treatment. Currently, some residents of southern Riverside County in need of mental health or addiction treatment present at the hospital emergency departments, which are not only more expensive, but are also unable to provide on-going care. In many cases those experiencing early episodes can avoid psychiatric hospitalization and receive more personalized treatment in a short-term residential behavioral health facility,” said Patrick Ziemer, President and Chief Development Officer, Alvarado Parkway Institute Behavioral Health System. “We are very excited to be adding a new facility in the community for the benefit of southern Riverside County and Temecula residents. This will allow greater family involvement in treatment, which improves outcomes.” 

Mr. Ziemer explains the facility is a “voluntary, short-term 24-hour recovery based program where residents can receive focused and structured treatment which includes practicing real-world recovery therapies in a home-like setting by performing daily household activities along with learning basic living and social/interpersonal skills necessary to successfully transition back into the community. This new facility will allow individuals experiencing a crisis to be served and supported in their community which is more desirable for the individual and their family.” 

Slated to open its doors February 2020, Jackson House Temecula will provide treatment that will serve as an alternative to or continuation of inpatient psychiatric hospitalization in an environment that is more home-like and recovery oriented. 

Ziemer explains, “Typically, psychiatric hospitalization concentrates on addressing the acute episode only, at Jackson House Temecula the focus will be on not only treating the acute episode, but also on stabilization and long term recovery. We help clients by providing them the tools to understand and manage their illness, which enables them to live the quality of life that they desire. We are looking forward to bringing these much needed services to the residents of southern Riverside County.” 

Temecula’s previous Mayor and newly appointed council member, Michael S. Naggar says, “Mental illness is proliferating throughout society. Depression, anxiety, and other mental illnesses lead to drug abuse, broken families, crime, and suicide. We all are touched by mental illness in some fashion and I am pleased to welcome Jackson House into our community. Jackson House is a place where our residents can go to get help and treatment. God bless their work.” 

The contemporary design of this newly renovated 5500-square-foot, 16-bed, 24-hour crisis residential treatment facility will offer semi-private rooms, beautifully appointed indoor and outdoor spaces, large group rooms, and computer lab space, as well as private meeting rooms for groups and individual client consultations.” 

“There is a growing need to bring innovative solutions to the complex problems that exist in behavioral health, as we considered opportunities for expanding this level of care across southern California, we were humbled and excited to bring Jackson House Temecula to the residents of Riverside County,” said Zafar Azimov, Board Member, Alvarado Parkway Institute Behavioral Health System. Jackson House Temecula is the continuation of several planned short-term residential treatment facilities that will utilize the successful model Jackson House started in La Mesa, California. Jackson House believes that clients should be treated in the least restrictive setting possible, and thus provides the residential setting as an option to a locked psychiatric hospital environment, when appropriate. Treatment that focuses on identifying, learning and applying the tools needed to manage mental illness and substance use disorders can deliver hope to the residents of Riverside County and their families who struggle with the symptoms of these diseases. 

About Jackson House Temecula: 

Jackson House Temecula is a highly structured, supportive, voluntary, short-term acute residential treatment program. Our specialized and impassioned team of clinical and medical professionals provides individualized, evidenced based treatment interventions designed to equip our clients with skills to get well, while learning to live well. Clients at Jackson House Temecula are supported as they work on symptom management, sleep hygiene, self-regulation, medication compliance and living and relating in the real world. Jackson House Temecula is an alternative to acute inpatient hospitalization, when appropriate, and a bridge to lower levels of care, charting a pathway home. Our team works with our clients loved ones and healthcare providers to develop a wellness action plan and ensure a seamless transition of care. Jackson House Temecula is a cell phone and computer friendly environment. 

Jackson House Temecula is an affiliated member of the Alvarado Parkway Institute Behavioral Health System family of servicesJackson House Website: JacksonHouseCares.com

Submitted by Alvarado Parkway Institute Behavioral Health System


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Trevor Montgomery, 48, moved in 2017 to the Intermountain area of Shasta County from Riverside County and runs Riverside County News Source and Shasta County News Source. Additionally, he writes or has written for several other news organizations; including Riverside County based newspapers, Valley News, (the now defunct) Valley Chronicle, Anza Valley Outlook, and Hemet & San Jacinto Chronicle; as well as Bonsall/Fallbrook Village News in San Diego County and Mountain Echo in Shasta County.

Trevor spent 10 years in the U.S. Army as an Orthopedic Specialist before joining the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department in 1998. He was medically retired after losing his leg, breaking his back, and suffering both spinal cord and brain injuries in an off-duty accident. (Click here to see segment of Discovery Channel documentary of Trevor’s accident.)

During his time with the sheriff’s department, Trevor worked at several different stations; including Robert Presley Detention Center, Southwest Station in Temecula, Hemet/Valle Vista Station, Ben Clark Public Safety Training Center, and Lake Elsinore Station; along with other locations.

Trevor’s assignments included Corrections, Patrol, DUI Enforcement, Boat and Personal Water-Craft based Lake Patrol, Off-Road Vehicle Enforcement, Problem Oriented Policing Team, and Personnel/Background Investigations. He finished his career while working as a Sex Crimes and Child Abuse Investigator and was a court-designated expert in child abuse and child sex-related crimes.

Trevor has been married for more than 29 years and was a foster parent to more than 60 children over 13 years. He is now an adoptive parent and his “fluid family” includes 13 children and 16 grandchildren.

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