Rimrock Trails and MountainStar Relief Nursery Launch Pilot Program

The Rimrock Trails Outpatient Mental Health Counseling Clinics are partnering with MountainStar Relief Nursery to provide children and families onsite mental health counseling services.

Under the Direction of Rimrock Trail’s Child and Family Program Manager Jackie Taylor, LCSW referred MountainStar Relief Nursery children and families can receive assessment, service planning, and direct mental health counseling while in their already-established environment. By meeting the children and families where they are at, the program removes barriers to children and their parents accessing mental health services.

Launching the Pilot Program at the Prineville MountainStar Campus, the program will run from January 2022 to June 2022. Initially, five to ten MountainStar children and families will receive onsite mental health counseling services provided by Rimrock Trails. If proven successful, both organizations hope to incorporate the program into the MountainStar Redmond, Bend, and Madras locations.

To learn more about the Rimrock Trails and MountainStar Pilot Program, contact Jackie Taylor at (541) 388-8459.

Nicole Stefano
MSW Student

Essential to the Rimrock Trails and MountainStar Relief Nursery’s Pilot Program is Nicole Stefano, MSW Student. Nicole is the Rimrock Trail’s onsite Clinician at the Prineville MountainStar Relief Nursery location. She has been in the Rimrock Trails Internship Program since September 2021 and will be graduating from Portland State University in June 2022.

Before coming to Rimrock Trails, Nicole earned her Bachelors of Science degree from Portland State University and early childhood education credits from Clark College. She has ten years of experience as a paralegal and six years of experience as a Head Start Teacher Family Advocate. She also worked for two years as a Family Access Network Advocate. Her experience with children and families doesn’t stop there. She has worked in a transitional youth shelter, direct services with adults with IDD/DD, Culture of Care at the High Desert ESD promoting trauma-informed practices in Central Oregon School Districts, and as a school social work intern at Sister’s Middle School.

Her commitment to children and families is apparent in her personal life as well. She has been a CASA, foster parent, and coach. Her heart for children and families knows no bounds. She states, “My vision and hope for my position is to continue to work with children and families in Central Oregon promoting healing, resiliency, and wellness with a whole-person, whole-family approach. I hope the Rimrock Trails/MountainStar program will remove barriers for children and families accessing services and continues to grow and become sustainable in providing needed services in naturally-occurring environments."

Nicole has been married to her husband Andrew for 15 years, and has four sons and two black labs. Having lived in Bend for six years, she loves to dance and takes time to watch her children play sports and instruments.

Thank you, Nicole, for your dedication to the individuals and families we serve!
The Team at Rimrock Trails is very thankful to the Redmond Spirit Foundation's Leadership, and all of the individuals and businesses that donated to this amazing organization. This $3,000 award will help us move one step closer to making our Redmond Clinic the hub for child and family counseling in Central Oregon. We couldn't be more grateful for your support!
A Life Changing Lunch
This April, our Rimrock Trail's Prineville Community Engagement Team will be holding our first ever Fundraising Luncheon: A Life Changing Lunch. We want to say a special thank you to our Title Sponsor, Taylor Northwest, LLC.

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
February is Black History Month!

Black History Month is an annual celebration of achievements of Black Americans and a time for recognizing their central role in U.S. history. Since 1976, every U.S. president has officially designated the month of February as Black History Month. Other countries around the world, including Canada and the United Kingdom, also devote a month to celebrating Black history.
Run For A Reason This Spring
Due to mental illness, last October we lost a beautiful soul way too early. But Kiefer's story didn't end there. The love and light that Kiefer brought to so many lives on!
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. To get started click on this link for the official Run For Kiefer Campaign,

How will you join the movement?
The 2022 Eugene Marathon is going to be an exciting race with the finish line at the newly renovated Hayward Field! The 5K, Half Marathon and Full Marathon races are slated for April 29 - May 1. Join our team, set a fundraising goal, and spread the word to your friends and family. They donate, you meet your goal, and get to run your race for free. Once you commit to run for Vince and Rimrock Trail’s Run for Kiefer Campaign, you will receive a registration code to cover all registration fees, along with tips and tricks to make fundraising easier! Fundraising closes the Saturday after the race. To get started, hit the "Join The Campaign" button on the Campaign Page,

Can’t make it to Eugene? You can run virtually. Click here to find out how:
Not ready to put on your running shoes, but want to support the campaign, just click on the "donate button" at Any amount helps us reach our goal of $5,000!
Want to join an incredible group of individuals that loved Kiefer, and also want to advance mental health awareness, email our link to your network and like and share the Rimrock Trails Facebook Page on your social media platforms,

We hope you will join us and honor Kiefer through the Eugene Marathon's Run for a Reason Program! 
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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