Announcing a CARF Three-Year Accreditation

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We are pleased to report to you that Stepping Stones of Rockford, Inc. has been accredited for a period of three years for its Case Management/Services Coordination: Mental Health (Adults), Case Management/Service Coordination: Mental Health (Criminal Justice), Community Integration: Mental Health (Adults), Community Integration: Mental Health (Criminal Justice), Residential Treatment: Mental Health (Adults), Residential Treatment: Mental Health (Criminal Justice), Supported Living: Mental Health (Adults) and Supported Living: Mental Health (Criminal Justice) programs. The latest accreditation is the fourth consecutive Three-Year Accreditation that the international accrediting body, CARF, has awarded to Stepping Stones.

By pursuing and achieving accreditation, Stepping Stones of Rockford, Inc. has demonstrated that it meets international standards for quality and is committed to pursuing excellence.

This accreditation decision represents the highest level of accreditation that can be awarded to an organization and shows our organization’s substantial conformance to the CARF standards. An organization receiving a Three-Year Accreditation has put itself through a rigorous peer review process. It has demonstrated to a team of surveyors during an on-site visit its commitment to offering programs and services that are measurable, accountable, and of the highest quality.

Stepping Stones of Rockford, Inc. is a nonprofit organization that has been providing community based psychiatric rehabilitation services in the Rockford community since 1969.

CARF is an independent, nonprofit accrediting body whose mission is to promote the quality, value, and optimal outcomes of services through a consultative accreditation process that centers on enhancing the lives of the persons served. Founded in 1966 as the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities, and now known as CARF International, the accrediting body establishes consumer-focused standards to help organizations measure and improve the quality of their programs and services.

We would welcome an opportunity to further acquaint you with our services and respond to your questions. We believe our organization is a valuable asset, and our CARF accreditation underscores our commitment to the community we serve.