Fr. Jim Swarthout featured in the Daily Herald

Rosecrance’s Father Jim Swarthout, Clergy and Community Coordinator, talks with the Daily Herald about addiction, recovery and spirituality. Read the article here.

Rosecrance sponsors Wisconsin recovery event

  Speakers stressed the importance of changing the conversation about substance abuse and addiction during a special event March 6 in Waukesha. The presentation featured messages by Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel, Flo Hilliard, director of Wisconsin Voices for Recovery, … Continue reading

New scholarship available for clients, alumni

A new scholarship fund in memory of Donna Gillette will help current and former Rosecrance clients further their education after treatment. Donna worked at Rosecrance for more than 20 years as a psychiatric and addiction nurse. She was director of … Continue reading

Two Rosecrance doctors among NAMI honorees

NAMI Northern Illinois celebrated excellence in community mental health during its annual Get to Know NAMI open house March 10 at Klehm Arboretum & Botanic Garden in Rockford. NAMI is comprised of people living with mental illness, as well as … Continue reading

Dr. Thomas Wright speaks about long-term effect of marijuana on teen memory

A new study looks at heavy cannabis use in adolescence and uncovers a memorable finding. Dr. Thomas Wright, Rosecrance Chief Medical Officer, discusses this study on WGN TV. Click here to read the article.

Legislative breakfast addresses state budget concerns

Rosecrance leaders stressed the importance of funding for behavioral health services during a legislative event March 2 with state and local officials. Illinois Senators Steve Stadelman and Dave Syverson attended the event, as did Winnebago County Board Chairman Scott Christiansen … Continue reading

Detox beds open at Rosecrance Mulberry Center

The Rosecrance Mulberry Center, home to crisis residential and triage programs, started welcoming clients who need detoxification services this month. The 7,000-square-foot center opened in October and is named for its location at 605 Mulberry St. in Rockford. It’s a … Continue reading

Rosecrance gets serious about play, expands therapeutic recreation program

Rosecrance is taking steps to standardize its therapeutic recreation program, recognizing the importance of activities such as fitness, meditation, music and art and the roles they play in the recovery process. Staff started phasing in the changes this month at … Continue reading

Rosecrance clients, staff showcase art with a ‘heart’

Love was in air – and on the walls – this week as Rosecrance staff and clients displayed paintings, drawings and other creative work as part of the annual Heart Art Show. The theme of this year’s show is “Listen … Continue reading

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