The Russian River Empowerment Center (EC) has re-opened in Monte Rio. The EC is a WCCS mental health program focused on recovery through peer support and education.

The previous EC was destroyed by last winter’s floods. Even with the move to a new location and time lost to the flood, the EC has served 101 community members in the past 2 months.

Now located in the former Youth Center at 9925 Main Street Monte Rio, the EC offers a welcome space for lectures, groups, workshops, and activities to support individuals working on mental health recovery. The Empowerment Center is open Monday through Thursday from 10 am to 4 pm.