Anna, IL (Dec. 12, 2019) — In a move that will increase the access for substance use disorder services across Southern Illinois, Centerstone and The Fellowship House are pleased to announce that they will be aligning their services through an affiliation, effective January 2020.
“We are excited by this move because together, we can improve access to life-saving care across the communities we serve. Our affiliation means a stronger continuum of care for a large, underserved area in Illinois,” said John Markley, Regional CEO of Centerstone. “Each organization has a strong 50-year history of service, and through this affiliation, we plan to reduce barriers to care, enhance the continuum of services and improve opportunities for staff growth, both personal and professional.”
The Fellowship House is a private, nonprofit, 501(c)(3) charitable organization based in Anna, Ill. The organization provides services to those experiencing substance use disorders and co-occurring problems, and also serves Union County and Massac County schools with a top-notch prevention program.
“At The Fellowship House, we know that each person must take things one day at a time. Providing the tools and skills to live a healthier, happier lifestyle has always been our focus, and I’m excited that we will be able to expand upon this through our affiliation with Centerstone” said Mickey Finch, CEO of The Fellowship House for more than 40 years. “The Fellowship House detox and residential rehab services will enhance Centerstone and, together with Centerstone’s services, will enhance the continuum of services and provide even more efficient, timely excellent services to patients.”
In the first phase of the affiliation plan, the two companies will begin to do business as one, under the Centerstone name, and members of The Fellowship House board of directors will be invited to join the Centerstone board of directors. Current Fellowship House clients and staff should not notice any gaps in their care or employment. In the second phase, which will begin on July 1, 2020, employees will officially be transitioned into the Centerstone family.