The WGN Morning Show Meets Wes, Rosecrance alumnus

WGN Morning Show host Steve Cochran and morning news anchor Andrea Darlas interviewed Wes, a former Rosecrance patient, on Wednesday, September 10. Wes spoke about his recovery from heroin addiction and the help he received from Rosecrance. His father, Tom, … Continue reading

Rosecrance’s Rev. Jim Swarthout featured in the National Catholic Reporter

Rosecrance’s Rev. Jim Swarthout was recently featured in the National Catholic Reporter. His idea for a Diaper Bank has grown into The National Diaper Bank Network, a system of nonprofit groups that helps to provide about 98 million diapers annually … Continue reading

Dr. Thomas Wright and Rosecrance alumnus featured on NBC News

Rosecrance’s Chief Medical Officer Dr. Thomas Wright appeared on “NBC Nightly News” on Sunday, Sept. 7, as the network continued its in-depth coverage of the nation’s heroin crisis. Also featured was Rosecrance alumnus Wes, who chose to identified only by … Continue reading

Rosecrance to be featured on “NBC Nightly News”

Rosecrance will be featured on “NBC Nightly News” with weekend anchor Lester Holt at 5:30 p.m. CST Sunday, Sept. 7, as the network continues its in-depth coverage of the nation’s heroin crisis. A story on Saturday’s “Nightly News” also looks … Continue reading

Rosecrance Waukesha County Expands Substance Abuse Programs to Young Adults

Rosecrance Waukesha County will begin an Emerging Adult Program for 18 to 25 year olds struggling with substance use issues. The group will be held on Mondays from 5 to 8:30 pm and on Wednesdays from 3:30 to 5 pm, … Continue reading

May renewed commitment to help and hope be part of Robin Williams’ legacy

Rosecrance Chief Medical Officer Thomas Wright, M.D., reflected on the death and legacy of actor Robin Williams in a guest column published Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014, in the Rockford Register Star. For some reason, the death of actor Robin Williams by … Continue reading

Pleeztameecha event brings Chicago professionals together for networking, food & fun

On August 6, members of the Rosecrance Foundation Chicago Board hosted “Pleeztameecha,” an evening of networking at Howells & Hood on the Tribune Plaza. Guests enjoyed an opportunity to network, hear good music and learn about Rosecrance programs and services. … Continue reading

Anne Fridh, Administrator of Rosecrance Ware Center, speaks about mental illness in wake of Robin Williams’ death

Anne Fridh, Administrator of Rosecrance Ware Center, speaks about mental health in an article written by Melissa Westphal from the Rockford Register Star. In 2011, the most recent year for which data are available, 39,518 suicides were reported in the … Continue reading

Freeport Community Foundation supports construction of basketball court at Rosecrance Hillman House

Daniel Schmitt (right), Executive Director of the Freeport Community Foundation, and Dick Drogosz, present a check for $4,000 to Lynne Vass, Rosecrance Senior Vice President of Development. This donation, a gift from the John M. Drogosz Youth Substance Abuse Prevention/Treatment Memorial … Continue reading

Help Rosecrance Run for the Kids with Ignite the Spirit on July 31

On Thursday, July 31, join Chicago firefighters and paramedics for the 2014 Run for the Kids 5K, an event sponsored in part by Rosecrance. The race is organized annually by Ignite the Spirit, an organization that was launched in 2003 … Continue reading