Rosecrance Health Network
Rosecrance is a private nonprofit offering behavioral health services to more than 22,000 children, teens, adults and families each year. Rosecrance provides addiction treatment through inpatient and outpatient programs in Rockford, Chicagoland and elsewhere in northern Illinois, southern Wisconsin and Iowa. In addition, Rosecrance offers community mental health services in Rockford, Belvidere and McHenry.
The Rosecrance story dates back to 1916, thanks to the forethought of Dr. James and Fanny Rosecrance. After Fanny died, the couple’s homestead in New Milford, a small town south of Rockford, became the Rosecrance Memorial Home for Children, incorporated by the state of Illinois on Aug. 11, 1916.
A common theme throughout our 100-year history is adapting services to meet the changing needs of the community. Rosecrance relocated in 1953 from New Milford to Rockford to expand programming for children with behavioral issues. In 1982, we opened the first Chemical Dependency Treatment Program for adolescents in northern Illinois and welcomed adults into the mix in 1992. Rosecrance merged with Janet Wattles Center in 2011 to better integrate addiction and mental health treatment to better serve our clients.
Rosecrance employs nearly 800 people at more than 40 locations in three states. We continue to explore new and evidence-based ways to provide help, hope and lasting recovery.