Fr. Jim Swarthout is Director of Clergy and Alumni Relations for Rosecrance Health Network. Read his reflections on the 12 steps in the blog post below. Also, feel free to download the following PDFs: Invitational Intervention Step Dancing through the 12 Steps You Can’t Live on Yesterday’s Manna We admitted we were powerless over … Continued
by Father Jim Swarthout, Director of Alumni and Clergy Services The greatest gift you can give yourself, your family, and friends during the holidays is recovery The holidays can bring up all types of emotions, sometimes we miss our family and friends, sometimes we aren’t sure how to act around them, and other times we … Continued
For those of us who celebrate recovery with families this Easter in the northern hemisphere, we are blessed to have abundant symbols of recovery and rebirth all around us. For me, though, there is one sign in nature that is the most meaningful indicator of new life this time of year, one that is probably … Continued
Paul Gilmet recently joined the Rosecrance team as its Alumni Coordinator. Paul will work closely with Fr. Jim Swarthout in developing a new and robust menu of alumni services. Paul graduated from Loyola University Chicago in 1999 with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. He joins the team with a strong background in developing alumni … Continued
What’s the ripple effect? It’s the effect we have on family & friends because of what we do or say, and how “Life’s Waiting” each moment of our lives! “Life’s Waiting” is our tag line. It invites us and our clients to believe in a new vision of the future. But, if you were asked … Continued
by Jam Alker Addiction will sever connections to everything the addict loves, and that was certainly true in my case. I lost my connection to music during my years out there, so I don’t know what made me decide to bring my guitar with me when I finally went into treatment. I didn’t know, but … Continued
SoulCycle Northshore recently held a charity ride for Rosecrance as part of Red Ribbon Week. Rosecrance’s Alumni Coordinator Paul Gilmet and Director of Outreach Mary Egan joined in on the class, as the instructor Joshua brought a powerful message of hope and inspiration to the riders. Thanks to SoulCycle’s support of those in recovery!
Over fifty Rosecrance alumni, family members and staff gathered at Southwest Community Park in Rockford on August 10 for an alumni picnic. Current and former clients shared stories of recovery while attendees enjoyed a meal together. Rosecrance Recovery Home Specialist Denise Johnson spoke about the importance of alumni events: “This is our first annual alumni … Continued