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Pledging better access to care, Fellowship House merges with Centerstone

Submitted by Centerstone
updated: 7/3/2020 2:19 PM

The Fellowship House in Anna and Centerstone Illinois have merged, effective July 1, a move they say will increase the access to substance use disorder services across southern Illinois.

"Through this merger, patients have easier access to integrated care across a larger geographic area," said John Markley, Regional CEO of Centerstone. "Also, clients see a stronger continuum of care with a reduction in organizational barriers and improved infrastructure that comes when you combine two organizations that each have strong, 50-year histories of service."

Centerstone signed a letter of intent in September to bring the Fellowship House in on an affiliation.

"From January until the end of June, Centerstone and The Fellowship House did business as one under the Centerstone name," Markley said. "We worked diligently to ensure that Fellowship House clients did not notice any gaps in care and Fellowship House staff did not see any gaps in their employment, and we worked together to bring both organizations into alignment."

Centerstone's Fellowship House Campus provides services to people who suffer with SUD and co-occurring problems.

"Fellowship House's treatment programs are structured to provide clients with basic tools to begin their recovery from SUD, develop the opportunity to explore their thoughts and feelings, and set personal goals," said Marcy McFadden, Centerstone clinical manager.

The Fellowship House is at 800 N. Main St. in Anna. Reach them at (618) 833-4456.

Centerstone cares for more than 13,000 adults, children and veterans each year throughout southern Illinois and the Metro East area.