Rosecrance expands McHenry County presence to prevent gap in services to families

June 27, 2012


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Family Service & Community Mental Health Center in McHenry closing June 30

Rosecrance McHenry County

Rosecrance McHenry County offers evidence-based outpatient mental health and substance treatment services in McHenry County.

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ROCKFORD – Rosecrance will begin offering outpatient mental health and substance abuse treatment in McHenry County the week of July 2 in order to assure continuity of care to clients who will be affected when Family Service & Community Mental Health Center in McHenry closes on June 30.

Rosecrance welcomes the opportunity to respond to this crisis in order to prevent an interruption of service to hundreds of current clients. Individuals who seek services for the first time will be accepted, as well. Current staff members, who have been laid off, will be recruited to work for Rosecrance, which expects to hire more than 20 people.

The treatment center will be called Rosecrance McHenry County. In the beginning, Rosecrance will operate from the same location as the former Family Service & Community Mental Health Center: 4100 Veterans Parkway in McHenry. The goal is to minimize disruption to families currently receiving services and prevent a gap in care.

The Illinois Department of Human Services (Division of Mental Health and Division of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse) has assured Rosecrance of financial support and licensing. In response to the looming crisis in care, the McHenry County Mental Health Board (708 Board), has welcomed Rosecrance as a funded provider for county residents.

On Tuesday, June 26, the Rosecrance Health Network Board formally and unanimously voted to approve opening the new treatment center.

McHenry County residents already benefit from Rosecrance programs in a variety of ways. Almost 100 residents of the county annually seek inpatient treatment for substance abuse at Rosecrance in Rockford. The organization’s physical presence in McHenry County will provide these patients with a better continuum of care once they leave inpatient treatment.

Rosecrance also has ongoing collaborations with numerous community agencies, private clinicians and juvenile and adult probation departments. In addition, the organization has offered educational workshops and trainings for families and clinicians, and is a frequent presenter of drug prevention and education programs at area schools.

“We’re familiar with McHenry County, and our new services build on long-time partnerships in these communities,” said Rosecrance President/CEO Philip W. Eaton.
“We welcome the opportunity to help the McHenry County 708 Board meet the immediate crisis of care caused by the closing of a significant treatment provider.

“Going forward, we are committed to providing the same high-quality, evidence-based services in McHenry that have made Rosecrance a nationally recognized leader in the treatment field. A physical presence in the county will improve access to care for families and individuals seeking services.”

These treatment services will continue uninterrupted:

  • Adult and adolescent substance abuse intensive outpatient & individual treatment
  • Adult substance abuse medication-assisted treatment
  • Psychosocial Rehabilitation (PSR) – Group
  • Psychosocial Rehabilitation (PSR) – Individual
  • Case management services
  • Child, adolescent and adult outpatient mental health services
  • Outpatient Family Night
  • Outpatient Incredible years
  • Psychiatric services and medication support for PSR clients

Rosecrance McHenry County is located at:
4100 Veterans Pkwy
McHenry, IL 60050-8350
Map and directions
815-363-6132

Contact:
Judy Emerson
Director of Communications
Rosecrance Health Network
1021 N. Mulford Road
Rockford, IL 61107
815.387.5605 (office); 815.262.4685 (cell)
Email: Email Judy Emerson here

About Rosecrance:
Rosecrance, a private not-for-profit organization, is a national leader in treatment for substance abuse and is one of the largest and most respected providers of community mental health services in the state. With almost 100 years of experience serving families, Rosecrance has the administrative structure, professional expertise and long-term stability to provide quality, evidence-based care for children, adolescents, adults and families who need care for substance use and mental health disorders.

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