Winter 2021/2022 —
“The Delco re:View”, Official magazine of The Delaware County Bar Association
“Home is a Safe Haven”
The MLO Minute: By Dennis McAndrews, Esq. and Allyson McAndrews, M.Ed.
One year ago, we were gratified and excited to announce that Clark’s Manor received final zoning approval to commence its cutting-edge group home in Delaware County for individuals with chronic but stable mental health needs. This innovative program recently celebrated its one year anniversary, and its many partners and stakeholders were graciously recognized by the Widger family which created this magnificent program with the skilled assistance of Elwyn, Inc. in recognition of their son, Clark Widger, who was the first resident of the program.
At the anniversary celebration, recognition and crystal rewards were provided to two members of the MLO Legal family, Dennis McAndrews, Esq., who pursued the zoning matter with Nick Caniglia, Esq., and Allyson McAndrews Washo, M.Ed. who has provided marketing activities on behalf of the facility.
Clark’s Manor is an innovative residential milieu program, and the first of its kind in the tristate area. Based on the philosophy that home is a safe haven, this contemporary and nurturing program will be home to 8 adults.
Elwyn has provided outstanding professional services at Clark’s Manor, and believes individuals have the greatest chance to realize their potential when given the necessary supports. Clark’s Manor is designed as a therapeutic home setting for residents to receive collaborative behavioral and mental health milieu supports including:
- access to care
- connections to the community
- consistent encouragement; and
- programs to promote overall wellness, growth in daily living, social, and vocational skills.
For information regarding Clark’s Manor, interested individuals and families are encouraged to visit the Elwyn website at https://www.elwyn.org/services/clarks-manor.