Last week we had the opportunity to train and certify three Pendleton Cottage staff members to become Root of Success instructors – Brad Fairbank, Marta Poulson, and Dayna Agee. Pendleton Cottage, in Pendleton, Oregon, is responsible for treatment of individuals with mental illness who do not need a hospital level of care. Individuals are placed in Pendleton Cottage primarily through conditional release from the Psychiatric Security Review Board and remain under their jurisdiction. Pendleton Cottage’s mission is to act with a recovery focus to increase positive life experiences, self-confidence, and community integration. These 3 instructors will also be enrolled in the Roots of Success Apprenticeship Program; upon completion they will be certified as “Environmental Literacy Instructors/Career Technical Education Instructors” by the federal Department of Labor.