Rosecrance recognized by Crystal Lake School District 155 as outstanding community partner

(From left to right): Julie Duncan, D155 Administator of Haber Oaks Campus, Dr. Johnnie Thomas, D155 Superintendent, Chris Gleason, Rosecrance, Dave Secrest, D155 Board of Education Member, Maureen Collins, Rosecrance, Debora Smith, Rosecrance, Kim Dahlem, D155 Director of Student Services.

Rosecrance was recently recognized by Crystal Lake School District 155 as a 2017 Outstanding District 155 Community Partner. The award was accepted by Rosecrance’s Administrator of Regional Behavioral Health Services Chris Gleason and Clinical Coordinator Deb Smith.

The award was given at the recent board of education meeting Tuesday, June 20 as Director of Student Services Kim Dahlem gave a few words of thanks:

“Chris and I pounded the pavement and had many conversations with McHenry County Mental Health Board as well as Centegra Hospital. We talked a lot about some students that were having some challenges with drugs and alcohol, and how we could provide assistance past the school day, into the community and into their homes. We were able to work together to secure a grant through the McHenry County Mental Health Board. Rosecrance has been a partner in so many ways.”

Rosecrance now has a full-time CADC working in the McHenry County schools who performs drug screenings, and works with parents to involve the family and look for further care as needed.

“Kim and I focused on solutions, not obstacles,” Chris Gleason said as he thanked the board.

“I’ve lived in McHenry County for the last 25 years. Rosecrance is committed to this community and we’re looking forward to continuing to serve Crystal Lake and District 155.”