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The Empire is embarking on an exciting journey with the Veteran's Administration. The Veteran's "SIP" (Specialized Intensive Program) is now available at the ERC, and provides a peer mentor recovery program.

Veterans who are in residential placement with the ERC participate in a Wellness Recovery Program, using our innovative and unique "Recovery Rangers Field Manual." This program was developed by Duane Kevin Weaver, a Peer Specialist.

The ERC and Kevin have initiated the first program of this type in the United States. The first group of graduates have completed the Twelve Steps or Tactics . The graduates are now serving as peer mentors for new recruits to this exciting program. Kevin and I will be collaborating on evidence-based data and outcomes, as the program becomes an integral part of what the ERC offers.

The ERC has contracts with Veterans Administration for both residential and detox services, and the Recovery Rangers program will provide a continuum of care for veterans who will return to VA outpatient services.

Marjeanne Stone, M-RAS BA CADCII
Executive Director


More About Our Executive Director

Marjeanne has extensive management and communication experience and had been on the Board of Directors for ERC for the past twenty years. She was a Client Service Coordinator for the Far Northern Regional Center, specializing in serving clients and families with chemical dependency issues and individuals requesting residential care. Her background also includes, providing on-going individual, group and family counseling evaluating and monitoring programs providing continuing education courses to administrators and staff of licensed residential programs. and maintaining extensive documentation and electronic records.

A community volunteer for 30 years, Marjeanne has been volunteering in the community for the past 30 years and is involved with many community agencies and groups including Shascade Community Services, Far Northern Regional Center, We Care a Lot Foundation, Shasta Community Concerts Association (Shasta Live), California Association of Alcohol and Drug Counselors She is a professional organist and a member of American Association of Lutheran Church Musicians, as well as a member of Redding's premier English Handbell performing group, "The Carillons."

Her Education and Degrees include:

  • BA Degree (Honors Program Graduate) - Western Washington University, Bellingham, Washington
  • M-RAS (Masters Level- Registered Addiction Specialist)
  • CADC II (Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor, Level II, the highest level of training and hours of experience)
  • ICRC (International Certification Reciprocity Counselor)
  • Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor: Breining Institute, Sacramento, CA

Marjeanne has also earned her Clinical Supervising Counselor certification and is celebrating over 36 years of personal recovery!

Marjeanne is "Nana" for Hannah Grace, and James Michael. She is married to Bill Stone, a former alcohol and drug counselor. Bill and Marjeanne love to travel, and they spend as much time in their 5th wheel as possible. They eagerly await the opening of trout season!