Rosecrance presented the Northern Illinois Conference the Castle Award, which honors volunteers or groups who display exemplary commitment to the Rosecrance mission, at the health network’s annual foundation benefit on April 24.
Rosecrance President/CEO Philip W. Eaton recognized the Conference for its longtime support of Rosecrance.
The historical relationship between Rosecrance and the Methodist Church dates back to founders Dr. James and Fanny Rosecrance, who were members of their local Methodist Church in New Milford. The Rosecrances left provisions in their will for the founding of the Rosecrance Memorial Home for Children. The recent capstone of this faithful commitment came when Bishop Sally Dyck, who accepted the Castle Award Monday evening on behalf of the Conference, dedicated her annual Bishop’s Appeal in 2016 to the Launch to Life campaign for Rosecrance Lakeview, which opened in July in Chicago.
“The church’s involvement and leadership, particularly in the first decades of our existence, was absolutely critical to the mission of the organization, and to our stability and continued existence,” said Eaton. “The impact of the Methodist Church on our ability to serve the families in our community is immense. We are blessed by the historic and continued support of the United Methodist Church.”
More than 150 churches and church members supported the Launch to Life campaign through the Bishop’s Appeal which raised more than $60,000.
Since opening in July 2016, Rosecrance Lakeview has served 176 clients in outpatient services in its counseling center and 24 clients in the residential recovery home program that offers structured, short and long-term sober living for adults ages 18 and older. An important feature of the recovery home services is the Launch to Life program for young adults that offers specifically designed programming for support and guidance.