In 1922, Mr. Caesar A. Grasselli, President of Grasselli Chemical Works, deeded his family’s summer home to the Catholic Diocese of Cleveland as a home for children with physical and mental disabilities. Under Catholic Charities Diocese of Cleveland, Rose-Mary began as a ministry of the Sisters of the Humility of Mary. Rose-Mary gets its name from the Blessed Virgin and the beautiful rose gardens that Caesar Grasselli’s wife, Johanna, had created behind the mansion.
In 1967, we revised our mission to serve children with intellectual and developmental disabilities. In 1989, with the opening of our first adult group home, we expanded operations to serve all ages from childhood through end of life. We now operate multiple group homes through Cuyahoga County. And are currently in the process of adding seven more.
Rose-Mary today is the product of a long list of volunteers, professionals, trustees, organizations, religious and clergy whose skill, commitment and energy have become a reputable part of our history.
Today, we proudly serve over 100 individuals through our residential services, respite program, and pre-vocational center and we continue to change and expand.
The Homes for Our Future: Community Integration Project we are currently embarking upon will move residents of the current Children and Young Adults’ facility, the 36 bed home opened in 1922 under the administration of the Sisters of the Humility of Mary, into a more intimate setting of four- to six-bed homes located in neighborhoods throughout Cuyahoga County.
Owned and operated by the Catholic Diocese of Cleveland, Rose-Mary provides services to all people regardless of race, sex, religion, national origin, or disability.
Applicants to all Rose-Mary programs are evaluated on an individual basis. The admission and administration teams assess each individual’s medical, psychological, and therapeutic treatment.
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