About Rest Haven, Inc.
Formerly a home for the blind in Monroe, New York, Rest Haven, Inc., is a historical building owned by 236 High Street LLC. It is the only single historical structure located in Monroe New York. Having been locked away for a long time, it has been our goal to renovate the home to capture its original look while promoting its historical significance and the impact that had inspirated American author and teacher Helen Keller had on the blind community who lived there.
From 1923 to 1968, Rest Haven functioned as a home for blind women. Historical information has shown that Helen Keller had a large impact on the management of the home, serving as a board trustee until her death in 1968. The owner is dedicated to preserving this invaluable historical site by reopening its doors and allowing the public to walk the grounds that Helen Keller once did.
Inspired by his three daughters, April, Kimberly, and Katie, Mr. Mitts hopes to unlock a piece of history that had been lost over time. April is helping with the project, while her sisters Kimberly and Katie complete their RN degrees from Pace University™. Though many are familiar with the life and legacy of Helen Keller, we are honored to be renovating this historical site for others to enjoy, while gaining inspiration from its historical importance and beauty.