Sharing the love of Jesus Christ, Marygrove provides a safe home, compassionate care, and high-quality mental health services to children who have experienced significant trauma, to restore their childhood, and equip them for their future.
Established in 1849 by the Sisters of the Good Shepherd, Marygrove has a long, rich history of caring for children, teens, and young adults – offering a compassionate, safe, and healing environment. The children and adolescents who come to Marygrove have endured multiple failed placements at other organizations, cycled through foster homes, or even survived failed adoptions. Many come from abusive, violent, and severely disruptive family situations; and, in a few instances, are discharged from psychiatric hospitals directly to Marygrove. The children at Marygrove live and grow in a safe, nurturing environment, and have opportunity to heal in a stable, family-like setting. Professional caregivers provide compassion, encouragement, and structure while therapists provide individualized treatment plans and counseling to help each child overcome personal obstacles and establish responsible, attainable goals for the short and long-term future.
As one of the largest therapeutic residential treatment programs in Missouri, Marygrove is a new beginning for the 140 children who call Marygrove their home each day. Marygrove enriches the lives of nearly 700 young people each year, ages birth-21, through a broad continuum of residential and community-based programming and wraparound services, including therapeutic residential treatment and foster care, transitional and independent living, special education and recreational therapy, family counseling, and parenting education.
Programs and Services
Therapeutic Residential Treatment consists of residential and intensive treatment “cottages” that provide a safe and stable home for youth, ages 6-21, while they receive individual, group, and family therapy and case management to heal from emotional and behavioral issues.
Therapeutic Foster Care is an on-campus and community based foster program that provides support to children and youth with serious emotional and behavioral issues in a family setting that encourages healthy growth and development.
Transitional Living Program consists of an on-campus psychiatric group home that provides 24-hour supervision, psychiatric and medical treatment, and support to help young men, ages 16-21, who have serious emotional or psychiatric problems pursue academic, occupational and other life skills to advance them toward independence.
Independent Living Program includes supervised community-based apartments and houses where young adults, ages 16-21, and families live independently but receive support with educational and occupational goals and life skills to help them stabilize their lives and become independent. Since about one third of residents are parents, a focus of the program is on teaching responsible parenting to protect children of teen parents from abuse or neglect.
The Marygrove School is an on-campus private special education school for children who struggle to learn in a traditional classroom. Tutoring, summer school, and academic support is also available to all Marygrove residents.
2705 Mullanphy Lane
Florissant, MO 63031