In July, the two not-for-profits shared their intent to affiliate — but talks between the organizations had been going on for three years.
Now, as of January 1, Jackson is now apart of the Rosecrance family.
Rosecrance, a Rockford, Illinois-based organization, has nearly 60 locations through the Midwest.
Jackson has provided services to those fighting addiction in Siouxland.
Leaders say that mission will only continue to grow.
“We expect to expand our services and increase the quality as well as the amount of services we provide,” said Kermit Dahlen, Jackson Recovery Centers President, “And maybe look to expand the geographical area in which we operate in.”
Leaders with Rosecrance say the real benefit is that together the two organization will be able to serve more people.
“We’re going to stay laser-focused on their mission of providing help, hope and recovery to those individuals that struggle with substance use and mental health challenges,” said Phil Eaton, President/CEO of Rosecrance.
Both organizations say they anticipate only positive outcomes from the affiliation.