by Selma Grows


Support and Education for Local Music and Arts (S.E.L.M.A.) is grateful to report the recent collaboration with All-Desert Wellness Centers (ADWC). This local and available health and wellness headquarters is located on 74200 Hwy 111 across from ONE El Paseo (East).  Their mission is to provide mental and behavioral health services to the underserved populations of the Coachella Valley & High Desert areas, helping to empower people and promote wellness in the desert. They help children, teens, adults, and seniors. Everyone is welcome at All-Desert Wellness Centers. ADWC treats depression, stress, anxiety, self-injury, trauma & abuse, grief/loss, family conflict, and much more, through individual, couple, family, and group counselling based on a sliding scale.


This summer, ADWC has some exciting on site and off site collaboration programs prepared for us and those we love. They are putting youth outreach first with an off-site “Empower Me!” program for 7th & 8th graders at the Indio Teen Center. On site at ADWC on Mondays, they have Parenting classes at 6:00pm, accompanied by a separate Empowerment Group for 5/6 year-olds at 6:00pm. On Tuesdays, they hold an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting for young adults at 7:00pm. On Wednesdays, there is a Teen Girl’s Group at 5:30pm which has become so successful it may have to split into two groups.


ADWC also has an event to look forward to later this year, “Retromania,” held at Knott’s Soak City and sponsored by 5-Star Productions. Here they will showcase two classics, “Christine” & “American Graffiti,” including some of the celebrities who were involved in these films, accompanied by a car show and performances by popular singing groups from that era. Go to their website at,, to see more.


The ADWC program Operation S.A.V.E. Our Youth (Suicide, Anger, Victim Education) helps teens with mental & emotional reprocessing through right-brained activities and is collaborating with SELMA to offer maximum opportunities for young people in our desert & learn about resources and activities. As a supplement to S.A.V.E., they have added on-site Art Classes & Workshops taught by SELMA Art Director, Mr. Leo Fuchs, on the first and third Fridays of each month, for children & adults.


Keep an eye out for All-Desert Wellness Centers, across from East El Paseo on 111, and stop by to check out this evolutionary opportunity for our community! ADWC can be contacted at (760)797-5151.


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