Due to mental illness, last October we lost a beautiful soul way too early. But Kiefer's story didn't end there. Due to three ongoing campaigns, the love and light that Kiefer brought to so many lives on!
Kiefer's Story

Our son Kiefer was the light of our lives. A beloved son, brother, and friend. The last few years of his life, he suffered from debilitating anxiety, which led to severe depression. We knew he suffered, but we thought his struggles were normal as he coped with a complicated world, searched for meaningful employment, and tried to build stronger connections with others.

As a local hometown boy, Kiefer grew up in Redmond, Oregon, and attended Redmond High School. He later went on to graduate from the University of Oregon with a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics. He had a close-knit group of friends and was deeply loved by his family. None of us ever imagined that the depth of his struggles would lead him to take his life at the age of 26. A decision that devastated and shattered our family.

Kiefer masked his feelings as a coping strategy. Our family wants to eliminate this stigma and get people talking about the importance of mental health. In addition, we recognize that many individuals are unable to obtain services due to the cost of treatment and high deductibles. This is why we partnered with Rimrock Trails Treatment Services. Their team of mental health professionals works every day to provide comprehensive evidence-based behavioral health services for our shared community.

We would be grateful if you would unite in the movement and join or contribute to one or more of the three ongoing campaigns in honor of Kiefer. In doing so, together, we can shine a light on mental health awareness and ensure access to behavioral health services for children, teens, adults, and families, no matter their financial circumstances. - The Leutschaft Family


Please join Kiefer's best friend Vince and Rimrock Trails as we Run For Kiefer at the 2022 Eugene Marathon. We are running to honor Kiefer's legacy and to advance mental health awareness.
In Kiefer's honor, Wild Ride Brewing created Kiefer Magic Hazy IPA. For every pint sold, Wild Ride will donate $1.00 to Rimrock Trails. Join us for the kick-off party on April 1, 2022, which would have been Kiefer's 27th birthday.

Tax Deductible contributions made in honor of Kiefer will benefit the Kiefer Magical Legacy Fund. By donating to the fund, for years to come, you can shine a light on mental health awareness and ensure access to behavioral health services for individuals and families. 
Rimrock Trails Welcomes Brenda Turner to the Team
The Team at Rimrock Trails is thrilled to welcome Brenda Turner to the Redmond Community Engagement Team (RCET)!

A Central Oregon native, Brenda was born in Bend, raised in Prineville, and has lived in Redmond for 26 years. She brings extensive experience and skills to the Team as a Professional Process Facilitator. Brenda has worked in volunteer management, Board development, Chamber of Commerce Management, and with many non-profit and business groups.

Brenda will be a wonderful advocate for mental health awareness in Central Oregon. She joins Jill Cummings, John Duff, Laura Garcia, Dustin Hewitt, Julie Leutschaft, and Amber Wilson.

Welcome, Brenda!

Rimrock Trails Introduces New Mindfulness Group

Ofelia Sanchez
Student Intern From OSU Cascades

Originally from Mexico, Ofelia Sanchez came to Rimrock Trails in September 2021 through the OSU – Cascades Internship Program. She was curious what it would be like to work in an agency, and wonderfully, Rimrock Trails has surpassed her expectations!

Ofelia trained as a Gestalt therapist and continued with Somatics and Core Energetics, another psychotherapy approach that tends to an individual's relationship with mind, body, energy, and spirituality. Passionate about working with the body and awareness, she is the perfect Clinician to facilitate the Rimrock Trail’s Discover Mindfulness Group. 

Ofelia will be graduating with her Master's soon and will continue to assist groups, adults, couples, and teens with their personal growth. She explains, “I have collected so many beautiful experiences through Gestalt that I want to keep sharing through groups and individual counseling, related to embracing our polarities: our light and our shadow and to increase one’s ability to enjoy life."

Ofelia, her husband, and two boys love doing the usual Bend activities. They have a Brussels dog that she says is very ugly but super sweet.

Thank you, Ofelia, for your dedication to the individuals and families we serve!
A Life Changing Lunch
This April, our Rimrock Trail's Prineville Community Engagement Team (PCET) will be holding our first ever Fundraising Luncheon: A Life Changing Lunch. We want to give a special thank you to our Title Sponsor, Taylor Northwest, LLC, and Featured Sponsor Les Schwab Tires.

We are also grateful for
Our Champion Sponsors Facebook Meta and Coldwell Banker Sun Country:
Our Partners Evergreen Home Loans, MidOregon Credit Union, and Prineville Insurance:
Our Friends American Family Insurance, Erickson's Thriftway, and Mooney Marketing, LLC:
If you would like to be A Life Changing Lunch Sponsor, please contact Darleen Rodgers at
March is Women's History Month!

Each year, 1 in 5 women in the United States has a mental health problem such as depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), or an eating disorder. Although women and men have similar rates of mental health problems, the types of mental conditions may differ.

In honor of Women's History Month, learn more about the symptoms, effects, and treatment of women's mental health.
The Rimrock Trail's Scholarship Support Fund
Did you know?

Due to the generosity of United Way of Central Oregon and Northwestern Home Loans, Rimrock Trails has a Scholarship Support Fund. The fund is to help individuals and families with no insurance, insurance that doesn't cover the full cost of treatment, or whose deductibles are too high to have the ability to access behavioral health services.

Would you like to help?

Just go to to make a secure tax-deductible donation or for more information contact our Outpatient Clinics at (541) 388-8459.

Together we can create a thriving Central Oregon community!
Prineville Location
446 NW 3rd Street 
Prineville, OR 97754
Bend Location
548 SW 13th Street
Bend, OR 97702
Redmond Location
215 SW 7th Street
 Redmond, OR 97756