Angela’s House offers programs and supports and will coordinate services to families who need care for their medically frail children at home. For children who cannot be cared for at home, Angela’s House I, II and III are specially designed homes that provide a warm environment with 24-hour nursing care to accommodate the children’s complex medical and physical needs.
July Fishing Fundraiser
Another incredible evening out on the water! Over 250 people joined us for the 11th Annual Angela’s House Fishing Fundraiser! We all had such a great time! Captain Chris from Fishtail did another fantastic job coordinating all the boats. Guests enjoyed fishing, eating and taking in summer rays!
Save the Date
Angel of Hope Candlelight Vigil December 2, 2017
4pm at Eisenhower Park
For all those who have lost a child.
Join us at an upcoming event! Help us raise funds for our “Everyday Wishes Program!”
Save These Dates
Message from the Executive Director Bob Policastro
We are very excited and proud to be celebration our 25th anniversary this year! While it has been a wonderful year, it did start off tumultuously. Earlier this year our mission and goals were put to a great test, as New York State presented changes and cuts to the systems we rely on to help families. The program cuts were a major and unexpected distraction as we prepared for our celebratory 25th Anniversary Spring gala. These cuts and changes sparked a major advocacy effort, which was joined by other agencies across New York State. Together, we worked to bring awareness and the impact the proposed changes and cuts in services would cause. Fortunately, the major cuts were averted however we continue to invest hundreds of hours advocating to ensure that the voices of medically fragile children are in the ears of the policy makers.
For me, this year has been especially meaningful as it has been a trip down memory lane. In preparation for this years and our 25th Anniversary video I have had the joy of looking through old photos and reminiscing. It has been a long, spiritual journey that we have been blessed to be on; helping families with children that are medically fragile. We are proud of our parent led and driven start-up that has grown to help fill great voids in the New York State service delivery system; creating many first of their kind programs in both the State and across the country. These programs include our Family Support Programs (caring for children in the community) and our Support Programs (caring for children in the community) and our three Angela’s Houses, which are a home away from home alternative for medically fragile children (who would otherwise live in hospitals or nursing homes).
I am inspired daily by all the support we have recieved during the past 25 years. This backing has allowed us to flourish which in turn has allowed us to help more and more children. It is a dream come true for both our agency and the families we assist. We hope our educational advocacy continues to educate our community and government officials to help us maintain and guarantee the resources necessary to support our children, our heroes that live amongst us.
In closing, I want to share a quote I recently came across which I feel puts into words and helps to explain our biggest obstacle and plight that we encounter each day; “People can’t feel compassionate to our cause because it’s unimaginable to them.” As parents first, believe me, I understand because my wife and I lived this life. My response to this quote is we need to step out of our comfort zone and accept and embrace these children for who they are. We must come together to do everything we can to afford them the opportunity for the best quality, fulfilling and peaceful life possible.
Angela’s House kindly thanks you for all your continued support.
Angela’s House June Golf Outing
Our SOLD OUT 15th Annual golf outing hosted on June 5th at the Indian Hills Country Club in Northport was a HUGE success! Thanks to our amazing committee, the participants and donors like the Cull House that provided a delicious raw bar for all to enjoy. Guests enjoyed the private golf course with several holes overlooking the water, a full breakfast, lunch, cocktail hour and dinner.
Thanks to Our Supporters
It has been a great year celebrating our 25th Anniversary!
Your Gifts Make a Difference
Angela’s House uses public programs, grants and donations to assist families caring for their children with special health care needs that are medically fragile, chronically ill or living with a life threatening illness. Your donations and assistance with fundraising allows us to ease the financial burdens our families experience with the day-to-day care of these children. These funds are very important especially for children who need help right away but often must wait months to get assistance through public programs. These funds are used to purchase medical supplies and/or therapeutic equipment, provide critical medical care, and other items not covered by insurance.
Below are a few of the children and their families from the Fall Fun Party at White Post Farms
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