Vera French operates two residential care facilities that provide 24-hour care and treatment for adults who have a severe and persistent mental illness. The mission is to assist residents in attaining or maintaining their optimal level of functioning so that they can live and function as independently as possible.
Pine Meadows and Sheridan Springs offers residents a safe, friendly and healthy environment to assist in improving their physical and mental health. The residential care facility team includes:
- Mental Health Technicians
- Social Workers
- Dietary Personnel
- Office Personnel
- Maintenance Personnel
Together, the care team provides residents with a holistic, comprehensive, yet individualized treatment experience that is focused on their growth and recovery.
Because treatment at our residential care facilities is not time limited, there is no average length of stay. Prior to discharge, however, a comprehensive plan is developed with the resident that includes follow up support and services.
For more information or to make a referral, please contact Julie Zogg at (563) 888-7157 at Pine Meadows or (563) 888-7106 at Sheridan Springs. Or, send us an email:
Pine Meadows Admission Criteria
- Must be 18 years of age or older.
- Ambulatory and physically able to walk down stairs.
- Guaranteed payment for cost of care.
- A DSM 5 diagnosis (excluding substance abuse disorders and intellectual disability, unless a dual diagnosis).
- Not currently an active threat to the safety of self or others.
- In need of personal care and supervision, but does not require skilled nursing care or a locked facility.
- Written certification by a physician that the person needs no greater level of care than a residential care facility for persons with a mental illness (RCF-PMI).
- Willing to be admitted voluntarily, or willing to come if placed at the facility by a court order.
- Must have a TB screening and physical up to 30 days prior to being admitted.
In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.
Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.
To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at: https://www.usda.gov/sites/default/files/documents/USDA-OASCR%20P-Complaint-Form-0508-0002-508-11-28-17Fax2Mail.pdf, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to USDA by:
U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or
fax: (833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or