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Rosecrance Living

For people in the early stages of their recovery journey who may not feel ready to be totally immersed back into everyday life, Rosecrance Living provides structured residential options for continued support. Clients may work or study while residing in a sober living home.

Data overwhelmingly shows that the longer a person is in treatment and immersed in a positive environment, the better and more lasting the outcome. Rosecrance recovery homes and halfway houses in Illinois and Iowa provide essential continued care, support, and structure designed to help individuals transition from treatment to daily life.

What makes Rosecrance Living special

Rosecrance recovery residences are fully licensed facilities with professional counselors and recovery specialists on-site. Our unique program begins with the development of an individualized recovery plan, followed by daily support from a specialized team. Drug testing, daily schedule and activity accountability, and 12-Step meetings add additional layers of support.

Structure in Chicago

Rosecrance Lakeview offers a recovery residence and outpatient counseling center. Centrally located in the beautiful Lakeview neighborhood of Chicago, the campus is close to employment opportunities, sports venues, shopping, public transportation, universities and other continuing education facilities, and a wide variety of both indoor and outdoor recreational activities.

Early recovery support for teens

Marlowe House serves young adult male and female clients ages 16 to 19 who have completed a substance use treatment program. The warm, prairie-style home on the Rosecrance Griffin Williamson Campus offers 24-hour supervision, therapy, relapse prevention, and opportunities to further develop life skills.

Promoting personal accountability

Rosecrance sober living and halfway houses open their doors to people seeking structure and support in early recovery. Our clients experience this through goal setting, life and career coaching, peer support, and community service opportunities.

This is a special place.

- Joe S., speaking about Rosecrance Lakeview

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Life’s waiting, and the Rosecrance community is ready to help.

Rosecrance Living Team

Megan Burnett, M.A., LPC, CADC

Rosecrance Marlowe Recovery Home Manager

Megan Burnett, M.A., LPC, CADC

Rosecrance Marlowe Recovery Home Manager

Megan Burnett oversees programming for the Marlowe Recovery Home in Rockford, Illinois, for adolescents with substance use and co-occurring mental health disorders. She joined Rosecrance in 2016 as an addiction counselor for the recovery home providing individual, group, and family counseling. Burnett earned her master’s degree in clinical psychology from Roosevelt University. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Certified Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselor. Burnett continues to work directly with clients and values embracing a recovery-oriented systems of care approach to empower adolescents to build upon their resilience, achieve goals, and improve their wellbeing in their development of lifelong recovery.

Carlene Cardosi, M.S.W, LCSW, CADC

Chief of Clinical Operation of Rosecrance Behavioral Health and Regional President or Rosecrance Illinois

Carlene Cardosi, M.S.W, LCSW, CADC

Chief of Clinical Operation of Rosecrance Behavioral Health and Regional President or Rosecrance Illinois

Carlene Cardosi has been with Rosecrance since 2008. She has worked at both the adolescent and adult residential substance use treatment centers in Rockford, Illinois. Cardosi started as an intern working with adolescent girls at the Rosecrance Griffin Williamson Campus, and she has worked her way up through various positions across the organization. After her internship, she worked as a primary counselor with the girls and then as a unit coordinator with the boys. She was then given the opportunity to supervise the women’s programming at the Rosecrance Harrison Campus for adults. In 2015, she was promoted to Assistant Administrator at the Harrison Campus, where she took on a leadership role mentoring coordinators and other staff. In 2017, she was promoted to Clinical Director of Residential Services, where she developed programs for both adolescents and adults. In 2018, she was promoted to Regional Administrator and oversaw services in Milwaukee, and at Illinois locations in McHenry County, Des Plaines, and Chicago. Most recently, Cardosi served as Vice President of Residential Services, and she supervised Rosecrance’s Griffin Williamson and Harrison campuses in Rockford and the Lakeview facility in Chicago.

Lia Donato, CADA

Team Leader, Greendale Recovery Home

Lia Donato, CADA

Team Leader, Greendale Recovery Home

Lia Donato is the Team Lead for the Greendale Recovery Home in Rockford, Illinois. Her primary responsibility is to ensure the safety and well-being of all residents. She also plays a vital role in fostering a healthy sense of community and social network among the residents. Donato holds a bachelor’s degree in interpersonal communication and a minor in criminal justice from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. She has been serving in various roles since joining Rosecrance in 2016.

Drew Farr, M.S.W, LCSW, CADC

Supervisor, Substance Use Services

Drew Farr, M.S.W, LCSW, CADC

Supervisor, Substance Use Services

Drew Farr is the Supervisor of Substance Use Services for Rosecrance McHenry County, located in Illinois. He oversees all McHenry County outpatient substance use and recovery home programming. He completed his undergraduate degree in psychology at Elmhurst College, earned his master’s degree in social work at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor. He has over a decade of experience with Rosecrance, during which he has served in several roles, including unit technician, primary counselor, recovery home supervisor, and clinical coordinator.

George Gibson

Team Leader, Crisis Residential Center

George Gibson

Team Leader, Crisis Residential Center

George Gibson is a Crisis Residential Center Team Leader for Rosecrance Central Illinois. He has over 14 years of experience in mental health and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology from Eastern Illinois University. His expertise lies in providing therapeutic groups and individual sessions that focus on coping strategies. He is also known for teaching mindful meditations to help clients cope with stress. In recent years, Gibson’s favorite approach to therapy has been Dialectical Behavior Therapy. He joined Rosecrance in 2016

Melissa Loesch, M.S., LCPC

Director, Rosecrance Boone County and Rosecrance McHenry County

Melissa Loesch, M.S., LCPC

Director, Rosecrance Boone County and Rosecrance McHenry County

Melissa Loesch oversees and leads client care and team operations in Boone County and McHenry County, Illinois. She is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor with an undergraduate degree in criminal justice from the University of Illinois at Chicago and a master’s degree in forensic psychology from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology. Loesch has more than a decade of experience in McHenry County social services. She has honed her leadership skills as a team lead, substance use coordinator, and clinical supervisor for mental health and substance use.

Denita Lynde, M.S., LCPC, CADC

Administrator of Residential Services, Rosecrance Griffin Williamson Campus

Denita Lynde, M.S., LCPC, CADC

Administrator of Residential Services, Rosecrance Griffin Williamson Campus

Denita Lynde directs operations at the Rosecrance Griffin Williamson Campus. She completed her master’s degree in clinical mental health counseling at Walden University and has more than 30 years in the behavioral health field with both clinical and administrative experience. She is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor. Denita is responsible for the development and oversight of programming for adolescent and adult residential services, and the adolescent recovery home at the Rosecrance Griffin Williamson Campus. Her approach is focused on implementing evidence-based programming and counseling interventions that build upon clients’ strengths and enhance their resilience through a holistic approach.

Danielle Murphy, M.S.W., LCSW, CADC

Senior Therapist

Danielle Murphy, M.S.W., LCSW, CADC

Senior Therapist

Danielle Murphy takes a relational and collaborative approach to working with clients and enjoys using treatment modalities such as DBT, CBT, and acceptance and commitment therapy. Murphy earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Governors State University and a master’s degree in social work with a concentration in mental health from the University of Illinois at Chicago. During her master’s program, she participated in the Integrated Behavioral Health Treatment Program, helping with the incorporation of behavioral health and substance use services in hospital settings and MAT programs. She joined Rosecrance in 2015 as a clinical intern for outpatient services in Frankfort, Illinois, and completed multiple internships providing both case management and clinical services to clients in a wide variety of settings. Murphy joined the Rosecrance Lakeview team in June 2016 when the location opened its doors. She enjoys working with folks of the emerging adult age and all that comes with it. As a leader, she has a passion for empowering those in the helping field to grow and reach their full potential. Away from work, Murphy is a huge Chicago sports fan and loves to catch a game or talk about fantasy football in her free time.

Melissa Pappas, M.S., LCPC, LPHA

Executive Director, Rosecrance Central Illinois

Melissa Pappas, M.S., LCPC, LPHA

Executive Director, Rosecrance Central Illinois

Melissa Pappas is the Executive Director of Rosecrance Central Illinois, overseeing behavioral health programming in over six different counties. She has over a decade of experience working within the behavioral health field and began her career as an addiction counselor in southern Illinois. Much of her direct service career was as a clinical therapist within the state criminal justice system before becoming a clinical supervisor for a residential treatment program serving youth sex offenders. She is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor who holds a Master of Science Degree in Rehabilitation Counseling from Southern Illinois University Carbondale.

Tammie Ruff, M.A.

Team Leader, Supervised Residential Team

Tammie Ruff, M.A.

Team Leader, Supervised Residential Team

Tammie Ruff has served people in many capacities, including people with mental and developmental disabilities, as well as domestic violence survivors and individuals who are homeless. Ruff has a passion for helping others bring out the best in themselves. She is a published poet and currently serves as Team Lead in Rosecrance’s Supervised Residential Program.

Craig Stallings, M.S. Ed., LCPC, NCC, CADC

Regional Vice President of Operations

Craig Stallings, M.S. Ed., LCPC, NCC, CADC

Regional Vice President of Operations

Craig A. Stallings is the Regional Vice President of Operations for Rosecrance Illinois. He received his bachelor’s degree in social work from Southern Illinois University and a master’s degree in education with an emphasis in counseling from Northern Illinois University. With more than 25 years of experience in behavioral health, he is both a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor. Additionally, he has extensive experience working with first responders and young adults as well as individuals and families seeking treatment for opioid use disorders and medication-assisted treatment. He joined Rosecrance in 1997.

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