Rosary Hall

Founded in 1952, Rosary Hall has been at the forefront of treating alcoholism and drug dependency for more than 65 years.

In fact, its founder, Sister Ignatia Gavin, CSA, worked hand-in-hand with Dr. Robert Smith after he co-founded Alcoholics Anonymous in Akron, Ohio.

Today, Rosary Hall’s innovative efforts continue to be fueled not only by decades of proven experience in treating more than 60,000 men and women, but also by the compassion that is a hallmark of St. Vincent Charity Medical Center.

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Together, our organizations can save the next Sam.

Sam’s best friend was his dad. From sharing Browns games to sharing laughs, they were like two partners in crime having the time of their lives together. Greg was a hands-on father who provided Sam with everything his bright, athletically gifted son would need to have an inspiring life. And through his sophomore year of high school, that’s how Sam’s life was unfolding. But after he was seriously injured in a fight defending a young girl, Sam became addicted to painkillers and like many, Sam’s disease led to heroin.

Greg threw everything he had at getting his son well, including sending Sam to a renowned out-of-state rehab facility. In hindsight, Greg points to sending Sam away from home and his family support group, as a contributor to Sam’s final and deadly relapse.

Greg has thrown his grief into action. Since losing his son, he has built one of the most robust resources that our community has today in the fight against addiction. Inspired by a football formation based on covering for each other, Cover 2 Resources is a shining example of the power of partnerships. His mission is to bring more treatment capabilities to our community right here in the greater Cleveland area. Greg’s organization isn’t just an example of one of the many partnerships we leverage at Rosary Hall; it’s an example of the power of partnerships in the fight against this epidemic as a society.

Just a year and a half after Sam’s passing, Cover2.org is a unifying gathering place of expertise in the fight against addiction. And through this work inspired by his son, Greg and Sam are partners again.

What can our organizations achieve together?

  • What mutual values do our organizations share?
  • What community objectives do we share?
  • How can we represent each other’s common interests in the community?
  • How can we share resources and expertise?
  • How can we demonstrate to our associates that we are united in this fight?

“It’s a community-wide epidemic. We have to network with sub-communities from the recovery world to the business world if we hope to have a community-wide impact.”

—Dr. Ted Parran

Associate Medical Director, Rosary Hall

The most rewarding friendships start with a simple conversation.

As we expand our treatment capability at Rosary Hall, we are not only seeking new partnerships to help us, we will in-turn have more capabilities to help our partners in the community as we grow. Addiction is a disease that impacts nearly every aspect of our lives, so we’re looking for partners from a wide variety of industries, disciplines and organizations.

Let’s explore how we can build a partnership that can make a difference at Rosary Hall, at your organization and in the homes and hearts of people just like Sam and Greg.

Spotlight: Our Growing Team of Partnerships

Cleveland State University

In partnership with Cleveland State University and others, we are creating the Center for Behavioral Health Sciences focused on education, workforce development and training, research, multi-institutional collaboration and informing public policy. We know what works today, but the Center will keep us focused on new evidence-based treatments as well as training the future counselors, social workers, nurses, psychologists and others needed to work in addiction and behavioral health in the future.