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
Winnebago County Community Mental Health Board
The purpose of the Winnebago County Community Mental Health Board (WCCMHB) is to plan, implement, and monitor a system of mental health and addiction services for Winnebago County residents suffering from serious mental illness and addictions. WCCMHB distributes sales tax proceeds to provide services to individuals whose illnesses prevent their functioning in age-appropriate social roles. The use of clinical, evidence-based practices allows individuals with serious mental illness and addictions to remain in the community while accessing their care needs.
Region 1 Planning Council
Region 1 Planning Council (R1) is a special-purpose, regional government agency providing cross-jurisdictional, government-to-government collaborative planning across Northern Illinois. The regional planning model provides an efficient means to promoting a well-informed, comprehensive dialogue that holistically addresses regional issues by fulfilling the needs of government entities for long-range planning, securing funding, and analyzing and providing data in support of regional projects and initiatives. SERVICES: R1 provides a wide variety of services, guided by and aligned to the Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy and responsive to client and community needs, including community health, economic development assistance, geographic information system, grant services, regional transportation planning, and research and analytics.
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.
SAMHSA: FIND TREATMENT
Behavioral Health Locator https://findtreatment.samhsa.gov/
SAMHSA, Substance abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, helps you find treatment options in your area. "Welcome to the Behavioral Health Treatment Services Locator, a confidential and anonymous source of information for persons seeking treatment facilities in the United States or U.S. Territories for substance use/addiction and/or mental health problems" Find treatment options for substance use, mental health services, co-occurring (substance use and mental health), health care centers, Veteran Affairs, and Buprenorphine physicians.
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.
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."
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