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 May is Mental Health Month. In honor of this most important time, we'd love for you to get to know us at Stepping Stones of Rockford!  Let's start with our clients.  We currently have 164 clients in the program.  An overview of client gender, diagnoses, age and race are illustrated here. To sum it up: *There are twice as many m...
"Each year, millions of Americans face the reality of living with a mental illness. If you're impacted, know that recovery is possible and there are people ready and willing to help you on your journey." "INSTILLING HOPE: Stories of Recovery" (Edition 01), brings hope.   The magazine, published in March 2021, is a nothing less than  ...
This Newsletter is created by the clients at Stepping Stones of Rockford, under the direction of our CRSS, Bonnie Holton. Please enjoy our very own quarterly newsletter, "Recovery Steps and Stories."    Download PDF File Here
This Newsletter is created by the clients at Stepping Stones of Rockford. Please enjoy our very own quarterly newsletter, "Steps and Stories."   Download PDF File Here
Vaccine Clinic February 2021  brought opportunity for all Stepping Stones clients and staff to receive the Moderna vaccine. Staff are definitely essential workers, while clients live in congregate settings. The Winnebago County Health Department ensured  an organized event. Talk about running smoothly!  We can't thank them ...
Now that the New Year is moving into its second month, this editor thought a quick, unofficial, more-casual-than-not view of who "we" are and what we "do" at Stepping Stones of Rockford might be in order. If you are looking for the "official" version of who we are and what we do, please peruse the ABOUT section of this website.  It's a to...
The New Year brings opportunity to take inventory of what we have and what we need . It's also the perfect time to set intentions. Our overall purpose will always be to provide the highest quality, trauma-informed, value-based based residential mental health care to the seriously mentally ill in Winnebago County and surrounding areas. Stepping Ston...
Thank you, Anderson Automotive Group Stepping Stones gives a big THANK YOU to the Anderson Automotive Group for the $5,000.00 donation. From Anderson's website: " We're celebrating 50 years of serving the Rockford area by continuing to give back to the terrific community that has supported us for a half century.  Each month for ten months...
Sue Schroeder, LCSW, CEO   My goodness where do I start--2020 right? As I sat down to write this year's letter, there was only one decision to be made: Should I focus on the virus or not? As I began, my fingers seemed to already have the answer and almost automatically, they led the way. After all, even though we have all overcome so many...
For Mental Illness Awareness Week (#MIAW) and in celebration of our staff do, please meet three clinical staff at Stepping Stones! Brooke Engberg 2.5 years (Group Homes) Jenny Stranc 12 years (River North) Chris Clark: Over 15 years (Apartment Program) What is your job at Stepping Stones and what kind of things do you do as part of that job? B...
  For Mental Illness Awareness Week (#MIAW) and in celebration of our staff do, please say hello and thank you to staff of the Transitional Apartment Program (TAP) , which provides housing and mental health services to 14 clients in agency-owned apartment buildings . Three Mental Health Professionals and one Rehabilitation Supervisor ensure qu...
For Mental Illness Awareness Week (#MIAW) and in celebration of our staff do, we proudly introduce some of the fabulous staff who work in the Stepping Stones Apartment Program. Currently, there are two Rehabilitation Supervisors and six mental health professionals staffing this vital and expanding program. Community outreach and premiere supported ...