Mary Ryder Home Transitions to an IRTS Model of Care

Mary Ryder Home, News

Congratulations to the Mary Ryder Home leadership team and to Provident’s executive staff and Board of Directors on their visionary work to reimagine the focus and mission for MRH going forward. Over the next four months, MRH will implement an Intensive Residential Treatment Setting (IRTS) model of care. The transition from the current legacy congregate model to IRTS is the … Read More

Samaria Crawford Brings High Tea, Conversation, and Hat Making to Mary Ryder Residents

Mary Ryder Home

“What are we gonna do today, Miss Sam?” This is the question Samaria Crawford gets asked by residents on most days in her position as a Residential Support Coordinator at Provident’s Mary Ryder Home (MRH). In August, she answered with “Tea Party!” Samaria had noticed that what MRH residents needed and wanted were activities that engaged them in thinking, creativity, … Read More

Kimberly Brown, MPAA, is New MRH Admin

Mary Ryder Home, News, Staff Profile

Provident Behavioral Health is pleased to announce that Kimberley Brown, MPPA, has been named the new Administrator of the Mary Ryder Home. Her responsibilities include the administration and regulatory oversight of the facility. She leads a staff of 35, including skilled nurses, care staff, and an administrative team. Brown holds a Master of Public Policy Administration (MPPA) from the University … Read More

Easter Celebration at Mary Ryder Home

Mary Ryder Home, News

Spring is one of our favorite times at Mary Ryder Home. The garden starts popping, the birds start chirping, and everyone feels a little less cooped up – especially this year! Easter is usually one of our first signs that spring is coming, and the ladies were thrilled to have special visitors stop by to make their day extra special. … Read More

MRH Choir Members Give Touching Performance

Mary Ryder Home, News

Provident creates a video each year as part of our Gala event that’s intended to show attendees why the work we do is vitally important. One of the stand-out segments this year was undoubtedly the singing and testimonials given by the women of Mary Ryder Home, who were asked to comment on what living there meant to them: “MRH is … Read More

Mary Ryder Home Ladies Receive Vaccinations

Mary Ryder Home, News, Views

Mary Ryder Home residents and staff were fortunate to be among the first people in the St. Louis region to receive COVID-19 vaccinations.   Ninety doses were administered on January 22, with an additional booster dose needed for each person toward the end of February for full effectiveness. CVS Pharmacy employees were on-site to provide the injections.   “We are … Read More

Ladies Feel Lovely at Mary Ryder Home

Mary Ryder Home

“I feel human again,” said one of the residents of Mary Ryder Home after she enjoyed some time in the chair of hairdresser LaTosha Nichols. Ms. Nichols comes to visit every two weeks, taking care of the ladies’ grooming needs and giving them a little special attention. “Having LaTosha back has been a huge morale booster. There was a mad rush … Read More

If you’re lucky, you’ll get old.

Mary Ryder Home, News, Views

You’ll hopefully reach ages when you have a clear perspective on your self-worth, you’ll learn not to sweat the small stuff, you’ll have time to appreciate how life has unfolded.   Yes, age can be a blessing. But new phases of life always take some time to settle into. They raise big questions. And, if you’ve had behavioral health challenges … Read More

Staying Happy and Healthy at Mary Ryder Home

Mary Ryder Home, News, Views

Social isolation is a major challenge for seniors, and especially so during this time of extreme caution in response to the pandemic. Provident salutes the team at Mary Ryder Home, who have gone above and beyond to develop programming that keep the ladies healthy both mentally and physically. “For the first time in MRH history, we’ve had to purchase sunscreen … Read More

Zack Brandmeyer Tapped to Lead MRH Team

Mary Ryder Home, News, Views

Provident is pleased to announce that Zack Brandmeyer has been named the Administrator of the Mary Ryder Home. Brandmeyer’s responsibilities will include the administration and regulatory oversight of the facility, which became part of Provident in October of 2019. He will lead a staff of 35, which includes skilled nurses, care staff, and administrative team. Brandmeyer’s enthusiasm for the role was apparent … Read More