Pastor Sharon Grant has been a great Pastor and Leader at the Rose of Sharon Church for thirteen years her commitment and dedication to Spiritual Leadership has been over and beyond the call of duty. Pastor Sharon came to us from Christian Life College and began teaching and working in the jail ministries while running all support groups. She was accepted at Liberty University then became our Director over Programs at the Church while acting as our Chaplain/Pastor, a new Director was appointed 2015 and Sharon Grant was installed as our head Pastor of Rose of Sharon Recovery Church 2017. Supervised by our Bishop 2015/2017 who taught her the Role of leading a large congregation by delegating working in teams and seeking God for His directions. Sharon trained the ministerial staff along with supervised the volunteer and interns with the help of Mayor Daley Safe Haven program. She teaches on biblical principles in our youth program also visits the jails and hospitals as our leader and Senior Pastor. Pastor Sharon baptizes at the church and administers Communion out in the Community. Pastor Sharon is a Certified Recovery Support Specialist Which Sponsor 85 Members of Lake and Cook County and Sits on our Board of Directors.
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Rose of Sharon Recovery Home operates as a loving, dignified transitional living environment with a focus on healthy structure and routine. Matthew 7:7 Ask and it will be given to you!
Rose of Sharon Recovery Home is a transitional living place for men and women, providing a safe and loving sober living environment since 1999 where men and women learned to cope without the use of drugs or alcohol in Chicago area, we since moved to Lake County due to the overdose rate on youth and adults. The program helps with building self-esteem, and become happily and usefully whole. We are owner operated with a great and ethical staff. The maintenance, cleanliness, and quality of the home’s our men and women live in are very important to us, as well as the quality of the neighborhood in which we operate. It is one of the leading contributors of recovery programs throughout the country, renowned for its safe houses for drug addiction and alcoholism. We pride ourselves on our recovery community and the long-term, quality sobriety of our “Old Timers” (those who have shown us the way). We are within walking distance of our home church, as well as five very successful bible Classes along with our Recovery Educational groups with Certified Recovery Support Specialist. Our halfway house facility provides a beautiful home to live in with great care, and amazing locations for nature walking, Nicasa Behavioral Center is 2 miles away. Our Program staffed and managed 24 hours a day by members of the recovery community reentry program, Rose of Sharon provides a foundation for residents to build a solid support group for themselves. Our goal is to prepare our residents to make a healthy transition back to into the community with an action plan in place.
Over the years, Rose of Sharon has grown to become a major force in the treatment of mental illness and Recovery in Lake County, being a caring and safe place to live which manage all aspects of mental illness. We offer vocational support, housing assistance and transportation assistance, Students also use our services. The Center serves approximately 300 individuals each year with about 190 members opened at any one time. The program supports over 50 residents each year in its supported housing program and has one main housing facilities in Lake County with a big church as our meeting place. This is the reason we need your support to stop homelessness in our community and build on our recovery community Safe houses to help save lives from drugs and alcohol. We are also working on a reentry house for Women and Men transitioning from correctional facility to bring families back together one day at a time by showing love and support with Certified Recovery Support Specialist which can relate to being in a correctional facility.
Kenneth R. Grant - Director of Rose of Sharon Mission Based Church.
The President’s New Freedom Commission on Mental Health defined Recovery: Recovery refers to the process in which persons are able to live, work, learn and participate fully in their communities. For some Individuals, recovery is the ability to live a fulfilling and productive life despite a disability. For others, recovery implies the reduction or complete remission of symptoms. Science has shown that having hope plans and integral role in an individual’s recovery. Imagine a mental health community where, from their first encounter, persons learn that they can recover! The Rose of Sharon Recovery homes and Church is striving to be a foundation where helping the hurting and lost get back on track no matter how deep the pain maybe.
Creating a Space to receive the Love of Jesus.
Even studies using very strict criteria before the dawn of the mental health recovery movement showed that most persons with mental illnesses, including Schizophrenia and Bipolar Disorder, experienced full recovery or significant improvement. (American Journal of Psychiatry).
Persons with mental illnesses can learn or regain skills needed to connect with and live successfully in their communities.
(The Center for Reintegration).
Most persons with mental illnesses want to work and can succeed in competitive employment. (Dartmouth Psychiatric Research Center).
Early identification and treatment of one’s mental illness is of vital importance for recovery. ( (National Alliance on Mental Illness).