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I'm a blogger for the agency--not a doctor, not a scientist, not an expert on medical diseases. I'm just a counselor singing praise of  our unsung heroes...  the amazing staff at Stepping Stones. Stepping Stones of Rockford is a 24-hour residential mental health provider. That means our staff is working, no matter the weath...
Please feel free to distribute this information with those who might be interested. For further information, please contact Randy Roberson, Compliance, Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Stepping Stones of Rockford will present "Stepping Into Hope," a program to address interpersonal violence on Tuesday, September 15, 2020.  The even...
Social media is part of daily life for more people than not. Staying in touch with friends, keeping an eye on the news or even laughing at memes can have positive impact as we plug along day-to-day. Unless you're still using a non-Internet-enabled flip phone and a typewriter, it's hard to escape the ubiquity of social media. Used with balance, mode...
Stepping Stones of Rockford is ready to celebrate #GivingTuesday on Tuesday, December 3, 2019, joining millions around the world participating in the global generosity movement. Stepping Stones of Rockford seeks to inspire YOUR generosity by inviting you to take part in our " Salting-for-Safety " project as part of #GivingTuesday. Did you...
For this post, I've focused on PTSD ( Post Traumatic Stress Disorder)  in Veterans , in recognition of Veterans Day (annually recognized on November 11 th) . Veterans Day honors America's veterans "for their patriotism, love of country, and willingness to serve and sacrifice for the common good." Post Traumatic Stress Disorder is certainly not...
SAVE THE DATE! Stepping Stones of Rockford is bringing VICTOR RIVAS RIVERS to speak at the annual dinner! TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2020, "Stepping Into Hope" includes dinner, silent auction and Keynote Speaker Victor Rivas Rivers, National Spokesperson for the National Network to End Domestic Violence. A veteran star of more than two dozen films, Vic...
​If you're questioning why a mental health agency is writing about Domestic Violence Awareness Month, we've got news for you: Domestic Violence awareness is EVERYONE's business! Many of our clients are survivors of domestic violence. As our agency remains dedicated to utilization of trauma-informed care, it's vital we take part in efforts...
​ Sunday, October 6th through Saturday, October 12th marks 2019's Mental Illness Awareness Week (MIAW). If you're wondering why such a week is needed, know that one in five persons will experience mental illness. One in five! We all know someone who has been diagnosed with mental illness. In addition, stigma regarding mental illness aboun...
Stars of Light are not only on the road--they are on the Internet.  In an effort to bust stigma and with the hope of reaching as many people as they can, the group has posted numerous videos on YouTube. If you has access to an electronic device capable of connecting to YouTube, you can peruse Stars of Light videos. "For man...
Reflecting on my childhood, I clearly recall my mom gently rocking me in a rocking chair as I whimpered with the pain of an earache. The soothing movement, combined with her reassuring words, helped ease my misery. I remember my own toddler-sized wooden rocking chair; I can't help but smile when recalling how much I enjoyed rocking in that thing. R...
Several Local Businesses and individuals stepped up to provide sponsorship and donations for the Stepping Stones of Rockford's 50 th Anniversary Celebration, held on May 7, 2019 at the Radisson Hotel in Rockford. "It is our pleasure to recognize our presenting sponsors because of the ongoing, working relationships we have with each of them. The coo...
Stepping Stones of Rockford, Inc. is proud to announce that it has received a $5000.00 grant from the Community Foundation of Northern Illinois Grant Program, with the support from the Dr. Louis and Violet Rubin Fund . The grant will help fund the installation of a new privacy fence at our North Main Street Group home.  Enhanced safety, p...