Over fifty Rosecrance alumni, family members and staff gathered at Southwest Community Park in Rockford on August 10 for an alumni picnic. Current and former clients shared stories of recovery while attendees enjoyed a meal together.
Rosecrance Recovery Home Specialist Denise Johnson spoke about the importance of alumni events: “This is our first annual alumni picnic. I know how important it is those in recovery to have a network and stay connected. With help and support from staff and people from the meetings, you can stay clean.”
Alumni shared inspirational stories of their journeys from addiction to sobriety. Later in the afternoon activities included yard games with recovery-related prizes. Rosecrance plans to host more alumni events as their program continues to grow.