Rockford Rescue Mission honors Rosecrance’s commitment to community

(From left) Tanner Emerson, Craig Stallings, Sherry Pitney, Philip Eaton, Joan Lodge, Nathan Whinnery, Heather O’Connor, and Mike Holstein pose with the 2019 Compassionate Generosity Award plaque, which was given to Rosecrance to honor its commitment and partnership with the Rockford Rescue Mission.

The Rockford Rescue Mission named Rosecrance its 2019 Compassionate Generosity Community Partner at its 55th Anniversary Celebration on May 9, 2019.

The Rockford Rescue mission is to serve as “the region’s primary provider of assistance to the homeless, near-homeless, addicted and working poor in the Rock River Valley; their mission is to rescue, recover and restore the community and help individuals and families achieve personal and spiritual wholeness.” The Compassionate Generosity Community Partner Award originated in 2012 as a way to honor organizations who provide services to Rockford Rescue Mission guests.

Rosecrance has partnered with the Rockford Rescue Mission for more than 10 years. Rosecrance has a long history of serving and providing treatment to homeless populations with programs like Projects for Assistance in Transition from Homelessness (PATH) and Partnering for the Homeless: the Homeless Mental Health Access Program. Additionally, Rosecrance provided $4.5 million in charity care and community benefit last year to reduce financial barriers for individuals and families to access life-saving treatment.

“Rosecrance is very grateful to be a partner of the Rockford Rescue Mission… We couldn’t ask for better,” says Phil Eaton, Rosecrance President and Chief Executive Officer. “It is so impactful when like-minded not-for-profits come together to solve community problems and help individuals and families move out of despair toward hope and healing.”

Eaton adds, “I am honored to receive this award along with the dedicated Rosecrance PATH team members who join me in our commitment to serving ‘the least of these’ in our community. Together, one step at a time, we are changing and saving lives.”