Mayo building pair of recovery homes for mentally ill patients near St. Marys
Mayo Clinic announced plans this week to build two residential recovery homes across from its St. Marys Campus to treat adults with mental illness.
The buildings will be designed for individuals who are stable but need additional support to learn how to manage their illness, according to the clinic. Mayo staff will provide residents on-site, around-the-clock support.
The homes, to be located on Mayo-owned property along 14th Avenue Southwest, will each host six to 10 patients at a time. Residents will work toward independent living by participating in community activities.
“The residents of these homes will be individuals who are investing in their health, so they can be good neighbors and contribute to their communities,” said Dr. Mark Frye, chair of Mayo Clinic Department of Psychiatry and Psychology. “This new facility will help extend Mayo Clinic’s multidisciplinary care team model into a residential home setting."
The homes will be built using a gift to Mayo from The Sylvan C. Herman Foundation, founder of ClearView Communities, a residential rehabilitation program for adults with mental illness in Frederick, Maryland.
They will be named in memory of Sylvan Herman’s son and collectively be known as the John E. Herman House.
Mayo is still working on developing a timeline for construction.
(Cover photo: St. Marys / Chad Johnson)