Rosecrance expands McHenry County presence

July 3, 2012

Staff Report

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

Rosecrance welcomes the opportunity to respond to this crisis 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 Pkwy., McHenry, Ill. The goal is to minimize disruption to families 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.

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,” Eaton added. “A physical presence in the county will improve access to care for families and individuals seeking services.”

The following treatment services will continue uninterrupted:

Adult and adolescent substance abuse intensive outpatient and individual treatment;

Adult substance abuse medication-assisted treatment;

Psycho Social Rehabilitation (PSR) — Group;

Psycho Social Rehabilitation (PSR) — Individual;

Case management services;

Child, adolescent and adult outpatient mental health services;

Outpatient Family Night;

Outpatient Incredible years; and

Psychiatric services and medication support for PSR clients.

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.

From the July 4-10, 2012, issue

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