More than 250 community members attended the Grand Opening at Rosecrance on Moreland in Champaign-Urbana, which took place on January 9, 2019. With a ribbon-cutting, tours of the facility, inspiring stories of recovery, and remarks from Rosecrance leaders and community partners, the event highlighted Rosecrance’s newest efforts to expand and improve treatment services for substance use disorders in central Illinois.
“This will be a center for recovery,” says Chris Gleason, Executive Director of Rosecrance Central Illinois. “Recovery is about coming home… This building is a dream come true.”
Work to complete Rosecrance on Moreland in Champaign-Urbana was underway for several months before it opened to clients in early December. As open house attendees toured the space, it became easy to imagine the healing and recovery that will blossom inside its walls.
“This is only a building. It’s the staff who bring that value of the spirit and miracle of recovery and create that opportunity, that environment, that is going make it a place of healing and a place of hope,” explained Phil Eaton, Rosecrance President and Chief Executive Officer. “We are really hoping to make an impact on recovery in the community. That’s our vision, our dream, that’s why we invited you here tonight to celebrate that.”
Rosecrance served over 6,000 people last year through its substance abuse and mental health programs in central Illinois, and this new facility will further expand that reach. With adult residential and outpatient treatment, and structured supportive recovery living and activities to engage alumni and the recovery community, Rosecrance on Moreland will be a true “Center for Recovery” that provides a healing and nurturing environment to young adults and adults from the community and the university who are struggling with addiction.
“Addiction is a disease that affects individuals, it affects families, it affects generations and I am so hopeful and grateful for Rosecrance’s presence in the community,” said Dr. Chuck Dennis, Associate Chief Medical Officer at Carle.
“There’s nothing worse than telling someone we don’t have space or resources to help, but that won’t be the case with our new friends here at Rosecrance,” added Sue Grey, President and CEO of United Way of Champaign County.
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