Within our community, people can achieve their potential.
To help adults recovering from mental illness, realize social, vocational, and housing opportunities in the community.
Stepping Stone programs are based upon the principles of psychosocial rehabilitation:
- Psychosocial rehabilitation practitioners convey hope and respect, and believe that all individuals have the capacity for learning and growth.
- Psychosocial rehabilitation practitioners recognize that culture and diversity are central to recovery, and strive to ensure that all services and supports are culturally relevant to individuals receiving services and supports.
- Psychosocial rehabilitation practitioners engage in the processes of informed and shared decision-making and facilitate partnerships with other persons identified by the individual receiving services and supports.
- Psychosocial rehabilitation practices build on strengths and capacities of individuals receiving services and supports.
- Psychosocial rehabilitation practices are person-centered; they are designed to address the distinct needs of individuals, consistent with their values, hopes and aspirations.
- Psychosocial rehabilitation practices support full integration of people in recovery into their communities, where they can exercise their rights of citizenship, accept the responsibilities and explore the opportunities that come with being a member of a community and a larger society.
- Psychosocial rehabilitation practices promote self-determination and empowerment. All individuals have the right to make their own decisions, including decisions about the types of services and supports they receive.
- Psychosocial rehabilitation practices facilitate the development of personal support networks by utilizing natural supports within communities, family members as defined by the individual, peer support initiatives, and self and mutual-help groups.
- Psychosocial rehabilitation practices strive to help individuals improve the quality of all aspects of their lives, including social, occupational, educational, residential, intellectual, spiritual and financial.
- Psychosocial rehabilitation practices promote health and wellness, encouraging individuals to develop and use individualized wellness plans.
- Psychosocial rehabilitation services and supports emphasize evidence-based, promising, and emerging best practices that produce outcomes congruent with personal recovery. Psychosocial rehabilitation programs include program evaluation and continuous quality improvement that actively involve persons receiving services and supports.
- Psychosocial rehabilitation services and supports must be readily accessible to all individuals whenever they need them; these services and supports should be well coordinated and integrated as needed with other psychiatric, medical, and holistic treatments and practices.
(Source: PSR Canada)
Stepping Stone supports individuals in their recovery process:
Stepping Stone Community Services Society has experienced extraordinary accomplishments since its humble beginnings in 1984. We have built our superb Clubhouse facility in the City of Langley, BC, and have provided quality services to people are living with mental illness.
"As volunteers ourselves, I, and the other directors welcome your involvement. Please join us!"
John Peters, MA., CA., Board President
Through its various programs, the society provides psychosocial rehabilitation and recovery services to over 500 people who live in the City and Township of Langley. For an annual Society Membership fee of $5.00, members will receive periodic information on the society and be entitled to vote at annual meetings. Membership in the Society is subject to Board approval.
Let us know if you are interested in volunteering or becoming a member of the board of directors. Your skills may be just what we are looking for!
A Vibrant Society Membership:
- helps us stay close to the community we serve
- enables you, our partners, to play a part in the growth and development of the society
- increases the opportunities for people who have mental health issues
- gives us a stronger voice in advocating for the work of the organization and people we serve
- increase our community visibility and credibility with our partners