Alex*, a recent client of the Rosecrance Lakeview recovery home in Chicago, found himself in a tough situation: suddenly unemployed but making progress in early recovery because of the support of peers and expert Rosecrance staff.
Like many individuals who face barriers to care, Alex discovered how difficult it can be to find or maintain connections to high-quality behavioral healthcare. According to the National Council for Mental Wellbeing’s 2022 Access to Care Survey Results, cost is among the biggest barriers to receiving substance use care. Because of a generous grant from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois, Alex and other clients continue to receive services and make valuable strides in early recovery.
Recovery homes like Rosecrance Lakeview offer those in the early stages of recovery a safe, supportive place to develop a strong foundation needed to achieve long-term sobriety.
“Through generous donors, Rosecrance clients are able to receive services and develop skills they need to thrive in life, even when finances present a roadblock,” said Paul Gilmet, Regional Director of Rosecrance in Chicago.
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois is committed to organizations responding to health needs and providing access to quality healthcare. This year, the company is generously contributing to Rosecrance Lakeview’s outcomes-based programming. Because of the company’s support, clients who might not be able to afford this critical level of care will have access to the Rosecrance continuum of care.
The Rosecrance Lakeview recovery home features a structured and supportive sober living environment to help individuals ease the transition from treatment to everyday life. In addition to sober living, partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient programs are available. Clients work with recovery coaches to develop an individualized plan that emphasizes skills necessary to live a healthy, balanced life.
“We’re proud to partner with Rosecrance because we recognize that behavioral health is such an important part of our overall health,” said Kathleen Cangemi, Senior Program Officer of Community Investment for Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois. “It is our responsibility to ensure that anyone who needs help has access when and where they need it. When someone receives care, the positive impact carries far beyond that one person into the entire community.”
*Name changed to maintain confidentiality.