Our Mission


The Illinois Association of Extended Care is a statewide association of individuals, residential extended care facilities, recovery homes, and sober living facilities committed to quality residential services and in promoting the role of residential facilities. IAEC promotes and advocates for greater public awareness of the important role of residential recovery facilities in providing low cost, effective services. I IAEC member facilities have a proven history of success in encouraging recovery in individuals, who have had the extraordinary difficulty in maintaining a clean and sober lifestyle.


The IAEC provides members the opportunity for networking with other extended care programs, recovery homes, professionals, social service agencies and programs, and state government officials. The IAEC offers to qualified individuals the certification: NCRS (National Certified Recovery Specialist). IAEC Represents Recovery Residences in the State of Illinois to the public and to the Department of Human Services, Office of Alcohol and Substance Abuse (DASA). The IAEC assists DASA in the development of policy and licensing of facilities. IAEC offers inspection to recovery residences. The IAEC holds monthly meetings of general membership.


The Illinois Association of Extended Care, Inc. has operated in the State of Illinois for over 20+ years helping to ensure individuals in recovery have a safe and healthy place to live where RECOVERY is the primary goal.


Recovery Support Services beyond the treatment door is often the key to achieving long term recovery. The Illinois Association of Extended Care, Inc. has operated in the State of Illinois for over 20+ years helping to ensure individuals in recovery have a safe and healthy place to live where RECOVERY is the primary goal.

IAEC is committed to ensuring that quality residential extended care facilities are readily available within the State and that staff are properly trained to meet and exceed the unique and challenging needs of the chemically dependent men and women for whom they serve.

IAEC is committed to providing the Illinois Specific Model of the NCRS - National Certified Recovery Specialist credential to substance abuse professionals providing recovery support services in Residential Extended Care Facilities.


IAEC administers a competency based testing on a quarterly basis for individuals looking to become a National Certified Recovery Specialist (NCRS) in accordance with the Illinois Standards, Code of Ethics and in compliance with the Illinois Administrative Code - Title 77 - Section 2060.


Is there a National Association?
On behalf of NARR, (formerly AAHAP) IAEC is the state Affiliate. iaec-inc.org
IAEC committed to certify individuals as NCRS, National Certified Recovery Specialist. This is a certification that recognizes the unique skills and abilities of individuals who manage a variety of residential recovery facilities and is a part of the state law 2060. NARR sponsors annual training conference which many members attend and participate at various levels, such as, presenters at workshops, serving as board members and serving on committees. NARR provides a way to learn about trends and developmentsnationally and in other states. narronline.org

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