"I just wanted to let you know how much my family and I appreciated
what Robin Hill Farm has done for my brother... your staff was
excellent in communicating with my family. Whether it was a phone
call to fill us in or the monthly written update, it was great
to be made aware of what was going on in his life."
About Robin Hill Farm
Robin Hill Farm was established in 1983 by the Donovan Family,
who recognized the need for community inclusive rehabilitation designed
specifically for adults who were survivors of traumatic
brain injury. With a multigenerational background in extended
care, we observed survivors languishing in rehab facilities, who
were medically stable, and really needed the next step, community-based
Our first program was started in the White House, which was our
family home, with 1 resident. In 1985, the house was remodeled
and expanded to accommodate 6 ambulatory Residents, and was licensed
by the state as a Residential Treatment and Rehabilitation Facility
(RTRF). That same year, we were inspected by the Veteran's
Administration, and authorized to offer treatment to veterans
who had sustained brain injuries while on active duty.
In 1986, an adjacent family residence, the "Blue
House", was purchased and remodeled to accommodate those
brain injury survivors with mobility issues. It has a capacity
of 8, and is wheelchair accessible. The upstairs two bedroom apartment
is meant to be a transitional living space, and serves as a step
towards living in a less restrictive environment.
In 1989, Jeremiah Donovan Jr., one of the original founders passed
away, and responsibility for the programs began to be assumed
by the next generation.
The Supported Residential
Program was added to the main campus in 1983, after hearing
from families of survivors who were medically stable, but had
significantly more involved need than those we began serving in
In 1994, we established the first off-campus program, the Meredith
House. It currently serves 5 residents, and is wheelchair
accessible. The following year, Robin Hill established the independent
apartment program in Peterborough, which combined the least restrictive
philosophy with 24-hour on-site support.
In 2006, we opened a unique community-based
program in Peterborough, by combining our apartment concept
with the original "RTRF" program, in a walk to town
location that truly reflects our community inclusion efforts.
has 4 supported apartments, a two bed traditional apartment and
3 wheelchair accessible RTRF licensed beds. It is truly a continuum
within a continuum.
In the Spring of 2012, we expanded again in Peterborough, opening
Wilton Hill, which has 5 licensed beds. Similar to our Meredith House model, Wilton Hill offers access to the community, and is designed to provide maximum assistance for those with mobility issues.
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