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  • Friday, June 30th, 2017

    Spring 2017

    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.

    My Country Cares For Angela’s House

    Visit us and like us at the above named Facebook page

    My Country 96.1FM, a JVC Broadcasting Station, held its 6th annual all-day Radio-thon fundraiser, which included on-air donations, on-air auctions and an ebay auction for Angela’s House. DJs Phathead and Bill Powers interviewed children and parents that visited the studio during the event.

    Angela’s House October Golf Outing

    The Annual Serva Family golf outing hosted on October 3rd at Willow Creek Golf and Country Club in Mt. Sinai was a HUGE success! Thanks to our event sponsors Go Green Environmental Duffy and Duffy, and Salenger, Sack, Kimmel & Bavaro! Their continued support of this event benefitting our Stony Brook home is greatly appreciated. Over 125 guests enjoyed the private golf course with several holes overlooking the water, a full breakfast, lunch, cocktail hour and dinner.

    Save These Dates

    For more information on these events or to register online, visit www.angelashouse.org or call Johanna Rotta at 631-796-2723 or email at jrotta@angelashouse.org

    Save the Date
    Angel of Hope Candlelight Vigil December 2, 2017
    4pm at Eisenhower Park
    For all those who have lost a child.

     

     

    Angela‛s House Spring Gala

    Over 320 friends, family and supporters attended our gala at the beautiful Watermill Caterers of Smithtown. 2017 marks the 25th Anniversary Year for the organization and we are so appreciative of all who came out to help raise funds for our Foundation Program. Thank you to Rothco, Vehicle Tracking Solutions and the Elena Melius Foundation for your generosity. Thank you also to Carol Silva, Anchor for News 12, for joining us and helping us commemorate this milestone.

    Message from the Executive Director Bob Policastro

    We are very excited to be celebrating the 25th Anniversary of Angela’s House. It brings me great pride and relief to know we have helped to fill a great void in our community’s health care system. It has been a long road which has never been easy. I think back to the days when my wife and I were stuck in the hospital with our daughter, Angela, not knowing where to turn. I remember meeting a handful of families with children living in the hospital and asking myself, “How is this possible? Why should a traumatic situation that a family faces with having a medically fragile child be made worse because there is not an umbrella of services to support them?” It was at this moment that my advocacy efforts began.

    I wrote and spoke to all of our elected officials. I learned early on that I was viewed as “just a parent,” but I felt the immense pressure to advocate and find solutions. New York State was not tracking these children and they had no plans to create new programs. Fortunately, on a Federal level it was known that medically fragile children were getting stuck in hospitals, at a great cost to Medicaid. This served as the catalyst to produce a win-win situation, a Medicaid waiver or exception, to cover the cost of families caring for their medically fragile children at home. This also would mean tremendous cost savings to the government.

    Early advocacy efforts, which were done along with other parents, helped to introduce this Care at Home program. This was like opening up a dam, allowing help and assistance to families who were very much in need. However, I still struggled to identify families that needed help. That coupled with the difficulty in educating elected officials and the larger community about our medically fragile children was a serious issue. I was very fortunate to get the attention of News 12 news anchor Carol Silva who brought this population of children into the living rooms of Long Island. Through a three part series News 12 showed the greater Long Island community that there were children stuck in hospitals, children in facilities out of state and parents that were caring for their children at home. Our community of medically fragile children and their parents finally had a platform and we will always be grateful for this exposure. Another pivotal point in our history was when Dr. Richard Fine, the Chief of Pediatrics at Stony Brook Hospital, agreed to help the plight of medically fragile children by hosting a meeting with representatives from New York State. At this meeting we addressed important issues related to what could be done to help the children getting stuck in hospitals. This gave me, as “just a parent”, the respect and clout within the group of decision makers to have a voice and advocate for the needs of medically fragile children.

    I was not able to convince already existing agencies to pick up services to help families. At the time I was working with Mrs. Ila Vora from the NYS Office of Persons With Developmental Disabilities, OPWDD, and she recommended that we do it – and that is how our first Family Support Service program began. We started to offer Respite Care and assistance in purchasing medical supplies and equipment that couldn’t be funded by other means.

    While this was all happening OPWDD recommended that I speak with another highly respected agency. They thought I would have luck finding assistance with our concept of a group home for medically fragile children. The agency was Independent Group Home Living (IGHL) and the CEO was Walter Stockton. IGHL had just created a similar medical program for adults and Mr. Stockton agreed to assist us. I was still “just a parent” but I felt blessed that I was catching the ear of people that would end up helping us to create the foundation of who we are today. I was able to speak with now Former Assemblyman Harvey Weisenberg. He was/is such a wonderful champion for our children. He fought against those who wanted to send our children far from home because there were no local options and he successfully obtained the funding for us to move forward with the first-of-its-kind home for medically fragile children. It is important to me that I always share how my efforts started 28 years ago when my daughter was born. For the first 8 years of Angela’s House it was me and the four walls around me, numerous doors closed in my face, but I remained steadfast. It started as me being “just a parent,” and I am proud of it.

    Thank you for all your support.

    Thanks to Our Supporters

    Your Gifts Make a Difference

    Donations can be sent to:
    Angela’s House
    PO Box 5052
    Hauppauge, NY 11788

    Angela’s House is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization; your gift is tax deductible to the full extent of the law.

    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.

    Donations in Memory of

    Elanor Poloskey

    Paulie P. Grama

    John Hafner

    Mackenzie Borchers

    Giovanni Brunetti

    Brandon LeMaire

    Salvatore Portelli

    Dana Carey

    Antonella DiGiovanni

    Kelly Anne Ficken

    Samantha Lazazzaro

    Stephanie Belli

    Anthony (TJ) Johnson

    Anthony Simas

    Maria D’Ecclessiis

    Domenico Zagariello

    Emma Grace Zagariello

    Julia Ann Capone

    Little Jimmy McMann

    Olivia LoRusso

    Kamalakshy Sadanandan

    Joanne McGowan

    Angel and Rose Guglielmo

    Joseph Pizzi

    Emily Ockers

    Abigail Peyman

    Jake Spadalik

    Johnny Boutin

    Graham Gurcan

    Dominic Capone

    Katelyn Hesselbirg

    Zach Cashin

    Kyle Herring

    Angela Policastro

    Oliver’s Fund

    Evan Dragan

    Walter Woodburn Sr.

    Lou Santoriello

    Patricia Bolger

    Connie Mulkeen

    Eric Perrin

    Lorraine Bonnett

    Andrew Baierlein

    Patricia Geelan

    Hedwig Zielinski

    In Lieu of Flowers

    John Hafner

    MacKenzie Borchers

    Donations in Honor of
    Delaney Harnett

    Doug Francis

    Charles DiSanto

    Caroline Serva

    Jackson Iallonardi

    Lorraine Bonnett

    Johanna Rotta

    Isabella Viola

    Mr. and Mrs. George Levy

     

    For information on making a Planned Gift, please contact Angela’s House so that we may assist you.

    Planned Gifts

    Gift opportunities include: Bequests, Life Insurance, Real Estate, Stock, Trusts and Wills.

  • Thursday, November 17th, 2016

    Fall 2016

    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

    Over 275 people filled four boats for the 10th Annual Angela’s House Fishing Fundraiser! We all had such a great time out on the water! Captain Chris from the charter boat Fishtail does a great job coordinating all the boats. Guests enjoy fishing, eating and lounging and as they’re enjoying a beautiful evening on the Great South Bay.

    angel-of-hopeSave the Date: Angel of Hope Candlelight Vigil

    December 3rd, 2016 – 4:00 PM at Eisenhower Park

    For all families that have lost a child.

    Please join us as Angela’s House celebrates its 25th Anniversary!

    Save These Dates

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    For more information, sponsorships or to register online, visit and like our Angela’s House Facebook page for all current information!

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    Message from the Executive Director Bob Policastro

    bob-policastroIt is remarkable to look at this newsletter and see the amazing support we have received over the past few months! Your contributions, be they time and/or money, allow us to create an environment to assist the children that are medically fragile in our community. As the Founder I will always remember when my wife and I struggled with finding the supportive services we needed to help our daughter Angela. We are very grateful that things have come a long way since that time and it is our own lived experience that motivates me each day.

    25These thoughts come to mind as we begin to look forward to 2017, which will mark our 25th Anniversary! Please join us next year as we celebrate this monumental accomplishment!

    I learned many years ago that our advocacy and efforts to seek out additional funding and awareness for these special children will never end. We realize the importance of this, embrace the responsibility and are honored to be their voice. There is an enormous pressure to make sure our government’s attempts to redesign our health care system keeps a close eye on medically frail children. This accompanied with reduced funding makes our family’s lives more difficult and staff and health care provider’s work more challenging.

    When I think of our Silver Anniversary my first thought is to graciously express my appreciation to everyone for making a difference for Angela’s House. Who we are today would not be possible without having people that believed in my dream. Thanks to my family for their support and many sacrifices they have made throughout this journey. Thank you to Dr. Richard Fine of Stonybrook University Hospital, who validated the issues we faced in NY, to Walter Stockton, CEO of Independent Group Home Living, who helped to make our medical homes a reality and to Assemblyman Harvey Weisenberg who fought for the funding to create our homes. Thank you for the amazing journey these past 25 years, I can’t wait to see what the future holds!

    Angela’s House June Golf Outing

    Our SOLD OUT 14th Annual golf outing hosted on June 6th at the Indian Hills Country Club in Northport was a HUGE success! Thanks to our event sponsor United Asset Strategies! They showed amazing support for their own Erin Gibbons, who was this year’s honoree. Guests enjoyed the private golf course with several holes overlooking the water, a full breakfast, lunch, cocktail hour and dinner.

    Be sure to like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and continue to visit our website to learn about the exciting events and activities we do year-round!

    Thanks to Our Supporters

    Arthur and William J. Pace Memorial Golf Outing

    Another year, another amazing outing! We were joined by over 120 golfers on August 22nd at Nissequogue Golf Club. Thanks to The Ergonomic Group who came out in full force for their own Frank Scozzari, our honoree. Thank you to all for making the day so memorable! Guests enjoyed the private golf course with several holes overlooking the water, a full breakfast, lunch, cocktail hour and dinner.

    Steven‛s Strikeouts

    NY Met and Stony Brook’s own Steven Matz held a season-long fundraiser for Angela’s House. His fans pledged an individualized amount towards every strike-out he pitched! Steven also generously will be matching the first $10,000 himself as well. We are so appreciative of his support!

    Your Gifts Make a Difference

    Donations can be sent to:
    Angela’s House
    PO Box 5052
    Hauppauge, NY 11788

    Angela’s House is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization; your gift is tax deductible to the full extent of the law.

    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, medical care, therapeutic equipment, and other items not covered by insurance.

    Below are a few of the children and their families from our Fall Fun Party at White Post Farms

    Donations in Honor of
    Caroline Serva
    Cadence McGoldrick
    Coach Bill
    Caroline Caggiano

    Donations In Lieu of Flowers
    In a time of grieving
    the family requests
    donations be made to
    Angela’s House
    in lieu of flowers
    Patricia Geelan

    Donations in Memory of
    Laura DeBany
    Kyle Herring
    Lorraine Bonnett
    Louis Squillacioti
    Nicole C. Ferrari
    Helen Thurlow
    Grace Bellontine
    Katelyn Hesselbirg
    Bonaventura Bonanno
    Joan Murray
    Angela Policastro
    Andrew Baierlein
    Jake Spadalik
    Marilyn D’Angelo
    Kimberly Leitke
    Rose Eifu
    Peter Tummiello
    Gabriel Pierro

     

    Planned Gifts

    For information on making a Planned Gift, please contact Angela’s House so that we may assist you.

    Gift opportunities include: Bequests, Life Insurance, Real Estate, Stock, Trusts and Wills.

  • Friday, May 27th, 2016

    Spring 2016

    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.

    Angelas-House-Spring-2016-Final-50Testimony from Johnny’s Mom

    Angela’s House and what it means to me.

    I was a young mother of four when my youngest child Johnny’s medical condition changed when he required a tracheotomy and a feeding tube. Up until Johnny was nearly 5 (1998) he lived at home. With his medical needs growing I was unable to care for him at home with us all.
    Through what I would consider to be divine intervention, I was put in contact with Bob Policastro, a man and his family that had been through what my family was going through. Bob and his wife Angie have been working tirelessly to have a home built for children that their medical needs were too great for families to care for their child at home but whose family is on Long Island. It was an additional two year wait for the house to be built but it was built and that meant my son would be on Long Island with his family and it meant a shorter distance to drive for a visit.
    Johnny spent nearly 16 years at Angela’s House and during that time he has received excellent medical care and a tremendous amount of LOVE. The wonderful nurses and aides tirelessly provided Johnny with kisses, hugs and jokes. Johnny rewarded them with the simplest of gestures…his smile.
    Over the years my children and myself considered everyone at Angela’s House a second family to us. Johnny had additional brothers and sisters along with the staff that became his second moms. We were truly blessed and fortunate to have this special place for Johnny.

    Holiday Party

     

    Angela’s House Spring Gala

     

    Your Gifts Make a Difference

    Donations can be sent to:
    Angela’s House
    PO Box 5052
    Hauppauge, NY 11788

    Angela’s House is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization; your gift is tax deductible to the full extent of the law.

    Please make checks out to: “Angela’s House”

    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, medical care, therapeutic equipment, and other items not covered by insurance. Below are a few of the families and children we assist in our programs.

     

    Donations in Memory of
    Philip Bonvino
    Rose Gulielmo
    Eric Yablonski
    Peter Tumminello
    Graham Gurcan
    Bonnie Farrell
    Andrew Baierlein
    Dominic Capone
    Katelyn Hesselberg
    Zach Cashin
    Brandon LeMaire
    Antonella DiGiovanni
    Jake Spadalik
    Evan Dragan
    Samantha Jo Lazzazaro
    Angela Policastro
    Angela Lombardo
    Abigail Rose Peyman
    Emma Nelson
    John McGrath
    Nicolas Alfiero-Rosario
    Zack Merlin

    In Lieu of Gifts
    Morrone’s 40th Wedding Anniversary
    Brooks Hallahan’s Christening 

    Donations in Honor of
    Mackenzie Borchers
    Ethan Leest
    Caroline Serva
    Grace Feeney
    Isabella Viola
    Gina DiMartino
    Oliver Miller Wilhel
    Otto Warnke
    James Getters
    Margaret Kenney
    Anthony Olivero
    Michele Felline
    Reuben Brewer
    Adam Shapiro
    Stephanie Belli
    Angel Jasmine Hollins
    Diana Corte
    Andrew Berliner
    Elaine Pagano
    Ed Tompkins
    Billy Christiansen
    Ronald Richards NYPD
    Philomenia Lampone
    An Ferdinand Casares

    In Lieu of Flowers
    Samantha Lazzaro
    Johnny Boutin
    Lorraine Bonnett

    Planned Gifts

    For information on making a Planned Gift, please contact Angela’s House so that we may assist you. Gift opportunities include: Bequests, Life Insurance, Real Estate, Stock, Trusts and Wills.

    Message from the Executive Director Bob Policastro

    bob-policastroI am often asked – “How do [we] handle the many tragic things [we] see with regards to the children we assist?” It is a good question and so simple for me to answer. I think back to when my wife and I were faced with our own challenges with our daughter; we did all we could to love her and give her the best we could. While we may not have the breakthrough technology to cure or heal the medically fragile children we assist, we can work with the children and their parents to give the children the best quality of life possible. On the cover you read about Johnny and his journey with us, in his mom’s own words. While we knew we were incapable of changing his medical condition, we could (and did) give him the life that he deserved. We also do our best to extend love and compassion and give peace to his family and other families who have lost a child. It is painful to see a child pass; we can only hope that the parents find the peace they so very much deserve. We are so immensely proud of our staff and the quality of care that our children receive. We know that like Johnny, there are so many children and families that are benefitting from our existence. But, there is some uncertainty. There is an important issue we are currently being faced with. New York State is continuing to redesign the Medicaid service delivery system. We do not know the long term ramification(s) but we do see problems now. We do not have a new home in the works due to a lack of funding to support it, not a lack of need. Our medically fragile children, who age out of our program(s), have no residential alternatives to support them. This is a huge issue and dilemma for us. The pressure soon will be to move our children into managed Medicaid programs which we feel is based on limiting services. We are concerned about changes to our work with the coordination of care. Unfortunately, all of these changes equate to cuts within our support network. It is for these reasons that your support is more important than ever before. We know that we are so lucky to have such wonderful friends and supporters. We mean it so sincerely when we say we could not do what we do and help who we help without you. So, again, thank you so much for your generosity! 

    angel-of-hopeSave the Date: Angel of Hope Candlelight Vigil

    December 3rd, 2016 – 4:00 PM at Eisenhower Park

    For all families that have lost a child.

    Thanks to Our Supporters

     

    Recent Events

    My Country Cares for Angela’s House

    Visit us and like us at the above  named Facebook page 

    My Country 96.1FM, a JVC Broadcasting Station, held its 5th annual all-day Radio-thon fundraiser, which included on-air donations, on-air auctions and an ebay auction for Angela’s House. DJs Phathead and Bill Powers interviewed children and parents that visited the studio during the event.  

     

    Eat & Greet with NY Mets & Long Island’s own Steven Matz

     

    Serva Family  Angela’s House Golf Outing 

     

    SAVE THESE DATES:

    For more information, sponsorships or to register online, visit www.angelashouse.org or call Johanna Rotta at 631-796-2723 or email jrotta@angelashouse.org. Visit and like our Angela’s House Facebook page for all current information!

  • Thursday, November 12th, 2015

    Fall 2015

    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.

    Angela’s House Golf Outing

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    Our 13th annual golf outing was sold out on June 8th at the Indian Hills Country Club in Northport. Thanks to our sponsors Tom Collins/Chris Panatier 9-11 Memorial Foundation Inc., SJS Construction Co., SIW Inc., and Empire National Bank. Guests enjoyed the private golf course with several holes overlooking the water, a full breakfast, lunch, cocktail hour and dinner. Our Honoree Tom LaCascia made a very inspiring speech during our dinner.

    Your Gifts Make a Difference

    Donations can be sent to:
    Angela’s House
    PO Box 5052
    Hauppauge, NY 11788

    Angela’s House is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization; your gift is tax deductible to the full extent of the law.

    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, medical care, therapeutic equipment, and other items not covered by insurance. Below are a few of the families and children we assist in our programs.

    Below are a few of the children and their families from our summer party at White Post Farms

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    Donations in Memory of

    Frances Borrelli
    Dominic Capone
    Zachary Cashin
    Lauren Cummins
    Antonella DiGiovanni
    Evan Dragan
    Bonnie Farrell
    Kelly Anne Ficken
    Graham Gurcan
    Geraldine Harrington
    Kyle Herring
    Kaitlyn Hesselbirg
    Philomenia Lampone
    Zach Merlin
    Brandon LeMaire
    Joan Murray
    Emma Nelson
    Adam Nevins
    Robert Oakley
    Abigail Peyman
    Paulie Poloskey
    Angela Policastro
    Jake Spadalik

    Donations in Honor of

    Caroline Caggiano
    Gina DiMartino
    Grace Feeney
    Michael Iovane Jr.
    Thomas McGrath
    Ella Rose Monaco 
    Caroline Serva 
    Hannah Shikora
    Jake Zane

     

    Donations in Lieu
    of Flowers

    In a time of grieving the family requests donations be made to Angela’s House in lieu of flowers

    John McGrath

    Planned Gifts

    For information on making a Planned Gift, please contact Angela’s House so that we may assist you. Gift opportunities include: Bequests, Life Insurance, Real Estate, Stock, Trusts and Wills.

    Message from the Executive Director Bob Policastro

    bob-policastroThe front cover of this newsletter showcases all the excitement and fun we had at our walk in September. The spirited crowd of people had a great time supporting our newest annual fundraiser! In planning this walk we ran into a common problem we have on a reoccurring basis; we often encounter difficulties when trying to explain what challenges or ailments a medically fragile, chronically ill or technology dependent child may have. Even after advocating and working with families for 26 years, I still find this particularly challenging – how do you explain the wide scope of disabilities, accidents or rare diseases that our children have?

    During a recent discussion, a suggestion was made to log all of the many different diagnoses of the children we assist. Upon completion of the list, it was not a surprise to our staff to see we had hundreds of conditions/ailments listed. How could we best showcase the breath and complex nature of these diagnoses to allow the general public to learn about the challenges faced by Angela’s House children?

    The idea of a new design, as shown on the cover, with approximately 200 diagnoses listed wrapped around the Angela’s House logo
    seemed like the perfect solution. It includes the terminology professionals use to describe our children’s medical state, and helps us educate the public on the various different (common and rare) conditions/ailments our kids are battling on a daily basis. We decided that this design would serve as a great image for the T-shirt for our first annual walk.

    The support we continue to receive in the community is miraculous! We could never meet the needs of our mission without your help! The donations made allow us to purchase the medical supplies and equipment that are needed to safely care for medically frail children. They also allow us to guarantee that our three homes have state-of -the art equipment, so that we can offer the highest level of care that these children deserve. The monetary support enables us to host a summer party for the Angela’s House children and their families. It gives us an opportunity to give the kids gifts, like handmade dolls, stuffed animals or books. All of these efforts help show families of children that are medically frail that they are not alone and the community is thinking about them.

    Through this generosity you are providing the gift of hope – which is the greatest gift of all. Thank you for your kindness.

    98531_Angela House Fall_LRSave the Date: Angel of Hope Candlelight Vigil

    December 5th, 2015 – 4:00 PM at Eisenhower Park

    For all families that have lost a child.

    Thanks to Our Supporters

     

    Fishing Fundraiser

    fishingOver 200 people filled our boats for the 8th Annual Angela’s House Fishing Fundraiser! What a fun event! Captain Chris from the charter boat Fishtail does a great job coordinating all the boats. Guests enjoyed fishing, eating and lounging in the beautiful Great South Bay.

    Holiday Inn Westbury Hawaiian Luau

    luauThe Holiday Inn Westbury hosted an incredible fundraiser. Their attention to detail was impeccable, transforming their courtyard into a tropical paradise.

     

    SAVE THESE DATES:

    • Spring Gala – March 31, 2016, Watermill Inn
    • Golf Outing  – Jube 6, 2016, Indian Hills Country Club
    • Follow us on Facebook or our website to see our upcoming events and activities

    For more information, sponsorships or to register online, visit www.angelashouse.org or call 631-979-2620. Visit and like our Angela’s House Facebook page for all current information

  • Thursday, September 17th, 2015

    Paradise in Westbury: Holiday Inn hosts Hawaiian Luau to benefit Angela’s House

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    The Holiday Inn Westbury was transformed into a tropical oasis on Wednesday, September 16th for a Hawaiian Luau to benefit Angela’s House. Thanks to the support of owners Mr. and Mrs. Barry and Ellen Halperin and the tireless effort of management and staff, the pool and courtyard area were surrounded by custom-made tiki tents, colorful balloons, palm trees and other festive décor.  More than 250 guests were entertained by fire dancers and some even participated in a hula dance contest. 

    Guests also enjoyed delicious traditional Hawaiian fare, including a roasted pig, prepared with original recipes by Holiday Inn Executive Chef Wills.  Attendees relaxed poolside, enjoying music by a local DJ from After Hours Live Music & Entertainment and imbibing a variety of delicious cocktails served by staff from B&G Hospitality Group. The incredible staff at the Holiday Inn Westbury secured coveted raffle prizes such as a one-night stay at Oheka Castle, Southwest Airline tickets, and signed Jets memorabilia.

    The event, which continued into the late hours of the night, exceeded the Holiday Inn Westbury’s goal of $10,000 – bringing in over $16,500 for Angela’s House.  It was amazing how the staff of the Holiday Inn Westbury understood the spiritual impact of our mission; this includes our desire to help parents caring for their medically frail children at home, the philosophy of our homes to offer children the best environment we can give them and provide peace of mind to their parents, and the sincerity in understanding and appreciation of how their hotel is located close to our Angel of Hope Statue – a statue for all parents who have lost a child. They understand the devastation this can cause and how important this statue is to our community. It was a great fundraiser and it was a pleasure to work with their team.

     

  • Wednesday, August 26th, 2015

    Vehicle Tracking Solutions supports Angela’s House

    We are so appreciative of the beyond generous donation from Vehicle Tracking Solutions.  We had a wonderful time sharing our story with Karen Cunningham and showing her and Tony Luisi around Angela’s House III.  We are very excited as the funds will be put towards updating our second home, located in Smithtown.  We will be able to add some features that are very necessary and will help ensure that our children receive the best care possible.

    VTS

     

  • Friday, February 13th, 2009

    Angela’s House Name Change

    What is in a new name? Our new identity into the future. We have taking out Association for Technology Dependent Children (ATDC) from our name.

    We felt it would be important to explain how we came to this decision. The term “Technology Dependent Children” was created over 20 years ago to medically describe and categorize children with special health care needs. This term was meant to simplify the difficult overall description of the hundreds and thousands of rare diseases, illness and accident-related medical conditions. At the time it was easier to use this term to help describe the children.
    When we first chose to use this term for the name of our non-profit agency, we felt it would become well recognized in the community. Unfortunately, the use of this term was reduced by both our federal and state governments. By the time our first Angela´s House opened in 2000, we saw how well received it was and we also saw that people in the community knew us more from Angela´s House than from ATDC. We decided at that point to use both names to describe ATDC for our home care services and Angela´s House for our home-away-from-home alternative for children. Over the past seven years, the term “Technology Dependent Children” was not used and Angela´s House became more familiar to people.

    The decision was made to change our name to Angela´s House. All of our services will remain the same. We will continue to support parents caring for their children at home and we will continue to offer out-of-home alternatives for children that can no longer live with their parents. We understand that we are still faced with the enormity of trying to explain to our community which children we work with. Our best description is to say we work with children with special health care needs that are medically fragile, chronically ill or living with a life threatening illness.