What is Clara’s House?
Clara’s House is the facility that houses St. Cloud Hospital services related to child and adolescent mental health and chemical dependency.
It is a unique facility — the only one of its kind in the state of Minnesota — where youth receive care for mental health problems in an atmosphere that is warm, healing and supportive.
Clara's House Design
The design of Clara’s House features many homelike attributes. This creates a healing atmosphere where children feel welcome and comfortable and can develop their own sense of strength, determination and self worth.
Information about Clara's House
Programs at Clara’s House
- Adolescent Chemical Dependency Program (Recovery Plus)
- Adolescent Partial Hospitalization Program
- Child Partial Hospitalization Program
Facts about Clara's House
- Serves nearly 500 youth each year
- The first St. Cloud Hospital facility paid for completely by community donations, it opened October 2004
- Nearly 25,000 square foot building includes gym, playroom, classrooms, group rooms, garden, patio, playground and more.
- Clara’s House is named after benefactor, Mae Ellingson-Skalicky’s mother “Clara,” who spent her life loving and caring for children. In addition, hundreds of community benefactors have also contributed. Read Clara's story
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