Spirit, God, gathers unformed thoughts into their proper channels, and unfolds these thoughts, even as He opens the petals of a holy purpose in order that the purpose may appear.
Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, by Mary Baker Eddy
The mission of Clearview Home is “to shine the light of Love and healing through Christian Science nursing.”
As a pioneer in small nursing homes for Christian Scientists, Clearview has continuously been in operation since 1948. Clearview is located a few blocks from downtown Delafield, a small quiet suburban community about 30 miles west of downtown Milwaukee, 50 miles from downtown Madison, and 110 miles from downtown Chicago. The original building, a stately colonial mansion, was remodeled to accommodate the nursing needs of the guests. Fourteen Christian Science nursing rooms were designed, some with fireplaces and sitting areas, plus several apartments for Christian Science nurses.
The original home on the property, built in 1916 for Miss Mary Banks, served as her residence. She thoughtfully selected the landscaping to include every tree and shrub indigenous to this part of the country.
As the needs of Christian Scientists changed, and more rooms were required to accommodate those relying on Christian Science for healing, Clearview needed to expand. A new building was dedicated in 1968. On the piece of property adjacent to the main building, a small home, referred to as “the cottage”, was built. The “cottage” has been rented to staff through the years, and is currently used for offices and guest staff. Beautiful mature trees, flower gardens, walking paths, and nature encompass every corner of Clearview’s five acres; the serenity and beauty that are apparent outside is reflected inside also.
In 2013 Cedar Ridge, an organization that provided independent living for Christian Scientists, and Clearview Home merged to further the missions of both organizations. The first step taken after several years of prayerful preparation was to remove the original home and the 1968 building, and build a new efficient building that is conducive to healing. It welcomed new patients in the summer of 2019. Each building has been a progressive step and we are exploring ways to expand our services. Within a year of opening the new building, Clearview reestablished a Visiting Christian Science Nurse service and provided rental housing for Christian Science nurses. Clearview continues to explore more ways to serve, with possibly providing independent living, sheltered care, and memory care.
Clearview’s needs may change and evolve in the future, and so will Clearview, as it is led by God’s all powerful infinite wisdom and guidance.