Rosecrance staff gathered with Lakeview community members and other friends at Zia’s Lago Vista Nov. 12, 2015, to celebrate the recent zoning approval of Rosecrance Lakeview, a drug-and-alcohol-free recovery residence for young adults that will open in 2016.
The event brought out members of several local organizations including ONE Northside, Access Living and the United Methodist Church. “I support Rosecrance Lakeview because it’s a wonderful opportunity to not only serve the persons in this community who need what it has to offer, but it’s a great way for us to be a witness to the wider community,” said Bishop Sally Dyck with the United Methodist Church. “We’re very pleased that Rosecrance is coming to Lakeview.”
The Chicago Zoning Board of Appeals on Oct. 16 granted a special use permit to Rosecrance Health Network, allowing Rosecrance to proceed with plans to offer supportive living for young adults in recovery in Chicago’s Lakeview neighborhood. Many Lakeview residents attended the all-day zoning hearing to show their support for Rosecrance. The new building at Waveland and Ashland avenues will have a first-floor counseling center to serve residents of the area.
During the celebration, Rosecrance President/CEO Philip Eaton spoke about the recent zoning win: “I’ve been through similar zoning activities – we’ve been through five others. Most people that show up oppose things that they don’t understand, or things they are afraid of. Many of you helped others understand the issue and disease of addiction, and that people in recovery are just like us. They’re seeking stability in their lives, they’re seeking wholeness. That’s our place and that’s our commitment to this population. We want to help launch these young adults.”