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Our Mission

Our mission is to support long-term recovery for people with substance use and co-occurring mental health issues by partnering with other organizations in the community to provide peer-supported recovery services.

Our Vision

The Vision of the DuPage ROC is to be a partner of the Recovery Movement by engaging, educating, and empowering individuals, families, and communities to eliminate the stigma of behavioral health, represent the voice of recovery, and promote recovery-oriented communities.

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Core Values


Peer workers hold out hope to those they serve, partnering with them to envision and achieve a meaningful and purposeful life. Peer workers help those they serve identify and build on strengths and empower them to choose for themselves, recognizing that there are multiple pathways to recovery.


Peer recovery support services are always directed by the person participating in services. Peer recovery support is personalized to align with the specific hopes, goals, and preferences of the people served and to respond to specific needs the people has identified to the peer worker.


Peer workers are partners or consultants to those they serve. They do not dictate the types of services provided or the elements of recovery plans that will guide their work with peers. Participation in peer recovery support services is always contingent on peer choice.


The relationship between the peer worker and the peer is the foundation on which peer recovery support services and support are provided. The relationship between the peer worker and peer is respectful, trusting, empathetic, collaborative, and mutual.


Peer recovery support utilizes a strength-based framework that emphasizes physical, psychological, and emotional safety and creates opportunities for survivors to rebuild a sense of control and empowerment.


Coaches remain open minded to multiple pathways to recovery; there is no “one size fits all”.

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The Illinois Department of Human Services support recovery community organizations to enhance recovery services and outcomes.

IDHA Illinois Vision Statement and Recovery Values


 People can and do recover.

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Individuals and families determine the supports and services they need.

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Services and supports are continuous, cohesive across different phases of care and are coordinated across the various agencies involved in their delivery.

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 Support of recovery is a community responsibility and value. 

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There is inherent flexibility in the system so it can be responsive to different pathways to recovery.

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Measuring quality and outcomes is a system priority.

IDHS Illinois Recovery Values

Recognize the right of a person to direct their own recovery and that there are many models of, and paths to, recovery.

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Operate with integrity and a sense of personal responsibility.

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 Include the “voice” of peers, family members, and the community in planning and decision-making.

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 Implement programs with competency and good stewardship.


 Empower individuals and families.

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Embrace cultural diversity.

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