Celebrating our 75th
anniversary in 2005, Mary Ryder Home is a nonprofit Residential
Care Facility II that
touches the lives of hundreds of St. Louis community Seniors,
struggling in poverty, who can no longer live independently.
Ryder Home is dedicated to providing a safe home and an array
of programs and services focused on enhancing the quality of
life of Seniors as they age, enabling them to maintain their
and mental health and well-being. As one of the only Assisted
Living/Residential Care facilities committed to serving these
Seniors, Mary Ryder Home offers innovative programs and services
to promote and maintain our Residents’ physical and mental
health. Our programs and services integrate a common objective—to
actively engage our Residents in activities that promote healthy
aging and are positive, enriching and improve their overall
quality of life.
Mary Ryder Home’s years of experience
have helped us develop special skills in serving the needs
of frail Seniors who can no
longer live independently—who suffer more complex health
and social situations and are in need of well-coordinated
support services and care management.
Mary Elizabeth Ryder founded Mary Ryder Home in
1930, along with a group of concerned St. Louis citizens,
the devastation caused by the Great Depression, especially
for women abandoned, homeless and without support. Mary
Ryder Home opened its doors in June 1930 to provide shelter
women and help them find employment so they could regain
their independence. Every day of her life, Mary Elizabeth Ryder
than just a helping hand to the frail and helpless—she
provided a safe haven and care without regard to their
ability to pay. For
many, it was the first time in their lives they felt safe
and well cared for.
At the end of the Depression, it was
thought that Mary Ryder Home had “done its part” and
its services were no longer needed. Today, more than 75-years
later, we remain committed to continuing a legacy of caring
and service to the fastest growing segment of the elderly
population: Seniors, struggling in poverty, who can no
longer live independently.