Rosecrance opens two substance abuse recovery homes in McHenry County

woodstock homesMen and women ages 18 and older have new transitional housing options in Woodstock, a recovery home program overseen by Rosecrance’s office in McHenry County.

The McHenry County Mental Health Board, which helps fund local behavioral health services, allocated $240,000 to Rosecrance for 16 recovery housing beds split between two renovated duplexes. The homes opened in October.

Chris Gleason, Rosecrance’s director of McHenry County services, said clients likely will live in the homes about six to nine months. The programming will mirror services provided at Rosecrance Greendale House in Rockford.

He expects many of the residents will fall within the 18-to-34-year-old range.

“It’s really an opportunity for them to apply the recovery skills they learned in treatment and give them a supportive, sober environment in which to practice that,” Gleason said.

Rosecrance opened its office in McHenry two years ago and started offering services in January in Crystal Lake. The recovery homes are a natural complement to the outpatient substance abuse and mental health services available in McHenry County.

Gleason said Rosecrance did significant upgrades to the duplexes. They have new roofs, carpet, furniture and appliances. Rosecrance also hired five new employees to staff the homes.