Oxnard wellness center Nate’s Place to honor Ojai graduate

Nate Rhoades

Ojai residents Heidi Allison and Larry Rhoades plan to proceed their son Nate Rhoades’ work by opening a wellness middle for youths combating substance abuse and psychological well being points.

A Nordhoff Excessive College graduate, Nate Rhoades died in January after a automobile crash in Oxnard. The 21-year-old was an authorized health coach who used his skills to Help others. 

The nonprofit his dad and mom created in his identify, Nate’s Place, will present peer help restoration coaches, counseling, remedy and a spot for Alcoholics Nameless conferences for teenagers and younger adults age 13 to 25.

Allison mentioned her son can be humbled by the hassle to make Nate’s Place a actuality.

“We have all these volunteers, all these friends of Nate’s. People are really motivated to Help,” Allison mentioned. “They really liked him. What’s so funny is Nate was such a humble guy. He’d be like, ‘What the heck?’ Then he’d be off to go pump iron.”

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