"Brian has been at a
group home for 16 years and is a true success story. He lost the sight in one
eye because of his self-abuse. Because of the tremendous work of the staff, his
disposition and manner are fabulous. He is calm and the self-abuse has stopped.
Our family is most grateful to RMC because we are now able to enjoy the rest of
the family, our grandchildren, and visits with Brian. Prior to placing Brian,
we could not because he required our care 24/7. There are not enough words to
express how kind the staff has been to our son."
"Thirteen years ago,
round the clock care for Catherine weighed heavily upon us. Rose-Mary eased our
burden and provided Catherine with every opportunity to develop her potential
with dignity and joy. We are eternally grateful for what Rose-Mary has done for
Catherine and our family"
"At Rose-Mary, Joshua
gets the help he needs. . .he is able to attend school without anxiety. There
is always a nurse there to check him. He has one-on-one help. In our hearts, we
know that without Rose-Mary, Joshua would not be here. They have been able to
give him the control and professional help that he so desperately needs. They
do this with much love and compassion."
My son was born to me on
6/3/1994, as a 9lb. 10oz bundle of joy. As time marched on it became evident
that my Carlito was different and that he was not thriving. Eventually he was
diagnosed with cerebral palsy and severe mental retardation. I became a single
parent and the sole caretaker for my son. In time I realized that I could not
care for all his needs by myself. I prayed and searched for a home that could
help me care for my son and would nurture and protect him. My prayers were
answered by Rose-Mary; it is a blessing to all the children and their families.
I truly believe that Rose-Mary exemplifies Jesus' words, "let the little
children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs
to children such as these." My son is happy and loving and I am at peace
knowing he is loved.
"Our son has been
diagnosed with autism, bipolar disorder and hyperactivity. His problems became
evident around the time he started walking, or rather running, because he never
walked. By the time he was three it was clear that he had big developmental
problems: there was no eye contact; he wasn't talking; he was obsessed with
cars; and he never needed much sleep. With our family suffering and our son in
danger, I finally agreed to him moving to Rose-Mary. I remember sitting on the
couch with him a month or two after he moved in, not doing anything, just
enjoying his company. . .it had been years since I enjoyed his company . . .at
that moment I knew that our family would be alright. . .we had made the right
decision for our son and the entire family. "
"The deeply loving and
compassionate members of the Rose-Mary team have been able to care for my son
so much better than I. They treat him with dignity and respect. He is safer at Rose-Mary
than at home. The staff makes it easy for us to bring him home. They also
allowed and encouraged me to feel that I was a good parent, a feeling I hadn't
had in years. The kindness and support shown to me when I was faced with
actually leaving my child at Rose-Mary meant more than words can say. I was so
touched by the compassion I was shown that even now, eight years later, I get