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Rosecrance opens new rooftop conservatory

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Adolescents receiving treatment for substance abuse at Rosecrance will now be able to take part in year-round horticultural therapy thanks to a new conservatory.

The Ipsen Conservatory is 735-square-feet and functions as a classroom for the facility's Experiential Therapies Department.

"There are so many lessons in nature that can nurture recovery, and our staff now has one more excellent resource to help adolescents who come to us for care," Rosecrance President/CEO Philip W. Eaton said. "The Ipsen Conservatory is a one-of-a-kind facility that was designed to fit a specific space and serve a specific purpose."

The conservatory was made possible through donations from friends of Rosecrance, including Susan Ipsen, who provided the initial gift. The entire project cost about $500,000.

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