Rosecrance expands mental health services in Boone County through DOJ grant

Rosecrance, as a member of the Boone County Behavioral Health Task Force, is expanding crisis response services in Boone County through a grant from the U.S. Department of Justice. This will enable the county’s Support Outreach Recovery Team to serve people in a mental health crisis, in addition to those with substance use or co-occurring disorders.

The three-year grant will provide for a Rosecrance mental health clinician to collaborate with the county’s Community Law Enforcement Officer on mental health-related calls and directly link residents in crisis to a continuum of services. This is similar to the successful Crisis Co-Responder Team that Rosecrance launched in collaboration with Rockford, Loves Park, and Winnebago County law enforcement in late 2020.

“Rosecrance is proud to expand our already deep array of crisis services in the region as a partner in providing an immediate, caring response to people who are in mental health crisis,” said Rosecrance Regional President Carlene Cardosi. “We will be able to connect more people to long-term services that will make lasting positive impacts on the lives we touch.”

As part of a previous Department of Justice grant, Rosecrance has been providing clinical staff to work with clients in the Boone County Jail.