Stepping Stones is accredited by CARF, The Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities. CARF's mission is "to promote the quality, value, and optimal outcomes of services through a consultative accreditation process and continuous improvement services that center on enhancing the lives of persons served." There are almost 60,000 programs accredited world-wide by CARF. "Accreditation demonstrates a provider's commitment to continuously improve service quality and to focus on the satisfaction of the persons served." Stepping Stones was accredited by CARF in 2018, with a three year accreditation. To learn more about CARF and the accreditation process, please refer to http://carf.org
Community Behavioral Healthcare Association of Illinois
Stepping Stones is an active member of CBHA, The Community Behavioral Healthcare Association of Illinois. CBHA is a not-for-profit membership organization "representing the interests of community behavioral healthcare agencies in the state of Illinois.... which "promotes the development of quality programs providing services for community behavioral health including mental health, alcohol and substance abuse, rural mental health and children and adolescents."
HelpGuide serves as "Your trusted guide to mental health and wellness." Information on mental health, healthy living, children and family, aging and relationships is provided. HelpGuide collaborates with Harvard Health Publishing, which is the consumer health publishing division of Harvard Medical School.
Illinois Department of Human Services, Division of Mental Health
The handbook “Recovery and Empowerment Handbook, “The Expectation is Recovery!” (Tenth Edition, 2018) is a very powerful tool as part of the recovery process. It is designed to “spread the word that there is hope for persons living with mental illnesses!” The handbook includes information on how to secure mental health services, make skillful choices about your mental health care and becoming empowered about rights, responsibilities, and confidentiality as a person receiving mental health services in Illinois.
NAMI Northern Illinois
“NAMI Northern Illinois is dedicated to improving the quality of life of individuals with mental illness and their families through support, education and advocacy.” NAMI Northern Illinois serves Winnebago and Boone Counties. Special Events, Support Groups and Educational presentations are just a few of NAMI Northern Illinois activities.
Contact: Danielle Angileri
Address: 706 N. Main Street, Rockford IL 61103
Facebook: NAMI Northern Illinois
National Council for Behavioral Health
The National Council for Behavioral Health is a not-for-profit association, "unifying voice of America’s health care organizations that deliver mental health and addictions treatment and services." NCBH has over 3,000 member organizations serving over 10 million adults, children and families living with mental illnesses and addictions. Its mission is "to advance our members’ ability to deliver integrated health care." The National Council "is committed to all Americans having access to comprehensive, high-quality care that affords every opportunity for recovery."