While Rose Hill Center in Holly, Michigan has been around for nearly 25 years, the history of Rose Hill actually begins in the late 1980s.
That was when medical professionals diagnosed Dan and Rosemary Kelly’s son, John, with schizophrenia. After numerous hospitalizations and psychiatric breaks, they searched tirelessly for a program that could offer a combination of comprehensive treatment and compassionate follow-up care. Unable to find the right program to address John’s disorder, the Kelly’s decided to take matters into their own hands.
With the assistance of family, friends, mental health professionals, foundations, and corporations, Dan and Rosemary raised enough funds to purchase a 372-acre property in Holly, Michigan. On that property, they built a mental health facility. With the remaining funds, they hired experienced medical and administrative staff.
In May 1992, Rose Hill Center officially welcomed its first residents.
Today, Dan sits as Chairman of the Board, with Rosemary by his side as Vice Chairman. For nearly 25 years, they’ve remained mental health advocates and continue raising funds for the Rose Hill Foundation. They’ve transformed a private working farm into one of the largest mental health treatment campuses in the country. Together, they’ve created a positive, nurturing environment where struggling individuals can overcome mental health disorders.