We Give Back

Stages of Transformation Gives Back

Did you know that the benefits of volunteering can be even greater for the volunteer?

We know that volunteering offers vital help to people in need, worthwhile causes, and the community.
But did you know that the benefits can be even greater for the volunteer?

Giving to others can also help protect your mental and physical health. It can reduce stress, combat
depression, keep you mentally stimulated, and provide a sense of purpose.

Residents work together and decide where they would like to donate their time.
They can volunteer together as a group or individually.
Board members can also participate, along with friends and family.

Here are just a few ways volunteering can help you feel Healthier and Happier.

Volunteering connects you to others

  • It strengthens your ties to the community and broadens your support network, exposing you to people with common interests, neighborhood resources, and fun and fulfilling activities

Volunteering is good for your mind and body

  • It helps counteract the effects of stress, anger, and anxiety. The social contact aspect of helping and working with others can have a profound effect on your overall psychological well-being
  • It increases self-confidence. Your role as a volunteer can also give you a sense of pride and identity.
  • The better you feel about yourself, the more likely you are to have a positive view of your life and future goals
  • Volunteering provides a sense of purpose

Volunteering can advance your career

  • It gives you the opportunity to practice important skills used in the workplace, such as teamwork, communication, problem solving, project planning, task management, and organization. You might feel more comfortable stretching your wings at work once you’ve honed these skills in a volunteer position first

Volunteering brings fun and fulfillment to your life

  • It can provide you with renewed creativity, motivation, and vision that can carry over into your personal and professional life

Help Us Help Others

There are several ways to offer your support to Stages of Transformation.
Whether it is your Time, Talent or Treasure, your contribution
will open doors of opportunity to those in their recovery journey and truly make a difference.


Your donations help to support our resource center in McHenry County that provides a safe environment with the necessary guidance, resources, and support for individuals to continue in their recovery journey and transform into the best version of themselves.


We are always on the lookout for great volunteers.

When you volunteer it gives you the opportunity to connect to your community and make a difference.
Helping others can make you feel happier and healthier and provides a natural sense of accomplishment.

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Stages of Transformations 2024 Summer Family Picnic

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2024 Health and Wellness Fair 

2024 Health and Wellness Fair 

Stop by and see us, Thursday, April 11th, from 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. at the Health and Wellness Fair at McHenry County College. Stages of Transformation will be one of the many informational booths this year!

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