On Friday evening, April 21, 2017, we held our official Cielo House Pleasanton housewarming barbecue. With a number of new staff members, as well as the wonderful additions of the house garden and “art shed,” there was much to celebrate and showcase to the East Bay community!

We welcomed a number of East Bay clinicians—as well as some of our North and South Bay friends—into our home for a relaxed evening of networking and fun. Our Pleasanton House Manager, Victoria Torres, and our Clinical Director, Megan Riley, offered tours of the house and program—showing off our beautiful and cozy 1920’s craftsman home, while discussing the day-to-day of our PHP and IOP programs.

Guests were then ushered outside to enjoy the sunshine and to take a peek at our garden and brand new “art shed,” that will be used during experiential and art therapy groups—lovely and unique additions to the Pleasanton house. We look forward to utilizing all of the wonderful fresh vegetables and herbs in our cooking groups, and to continuing filling the new art space with our clients’ work.

After a quick tour, we enjoyed an evening of backyard barbecue, music, local raffle prizes, and connecting with friends new and old. It was such a joy to open up our home to other clinicians, dietitians, and friends of Cielo House. We believe so deeply in our mission of “Healing Together,” and consider it a privilege to bring this mission to the East Bay community.

For anyone interested in exploring the Pleasanton house or any of the various PHP/IOP or Residential programs that we offer, feel free to reach out anytime to set up a tour. We’d love nothing more than to open up our home to you!

By Dena Zlotziver, Cielo House Community Development

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