Recovery & Empowerment Statewide Call: May 26, 2022

CEU's Instructions (pdf)

Please plan to join on May 26, 2022 for our second Recovery & Empowerment Statewide Call for 2022! Our theme this year is "Making Waves!" During this year's educational series, we will be highlighting current programs that provide recovery support services in Illinois. Each call will include panel discussions with recovery leaders. All panelists will be persons in recovery from mental health and/or substance use challenges who are working in a variety of programs.

Each call will provide listeners the opportunity to hear directly from and be inspired by individuals in recovery. And each call will highlight employment opportunities where you can put your lived experience to work. This month's focus is "Substance Use Recovery Support in Illinois."

Please note that you don't have to be at an agency or in a group to participate. Individuals are welcome to dial in from a personal phone or from home. Remember to provide the moderator with your name, the agency you are representing (if applicable), and the number of persons listening in from your location.


Information About This Month's Call
Date May 26, 2022
Time 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Topic Making Waves: Substance Use Recovery Support in Illinois
Objectives Identify the services provided by Substance Use Recovery Support Programs, define the role that a Recovery Support Specialist plays in providing services, and recognize how being employed strengthens recovery.
Dial-In Number 1-844-867-6167
Access Code 4360050- enter the code and wait for AT&T to answer
Meeting Title Recovery & Empowerment Statewide Call
Speakers Sarah Seaver and Don Horn (Stepping Stone), Dan Sokulski (Chestnut Health Systems) and Dora Wright (Chicago Recovery Communities Coalition)

You will be on hold with music until the host opens the conference call. If you have any questions or require additional assistance, please press "0" from your phone during the audio conference.

As a courtesy to others and to improve sound quality, please mute your phone when not speaking.


The Recovery & Empowerment Statewide Call documents are posted on the Illinois Mental Health Collaborative website within 5-7 business days at

Click on the title of this month's call under the section "Next Call":

  1. Evaluation Form
  2. Sign-In Sheet
  3. CEU Instructions


Note: These calls have been held monthly since 2007, and were formerly known as "consumer education and support statewide call-ins."

For all persons living with mental health conditions and receiving mental health services, this call is for you! The call contains specific information relative to consumers of mental health services. This call is uniquely and specifically designed to provide education and support for all individuals participating in publicly funded mental health services in Illinois.


Staff are welcome to listen in as well. However, the primary purpose of the call is to ensure that individuals participating in services have an opportunity to receive information, ask questions, and provide input.