Press

  • Wednesday, December 26th, 2007

    Neighbor Newspapers: Filling Angela’s House with Love

    It is not only the school’s students that the student government at Forest Brook Elementary School works to serve. Throughout the school year the organization also participates in a wide range of services to help members of the community. Read More

  • Sunday, November 11th, 2007

    Smithtown Messenger: Hauppauge Helping Hands Funding Donations

    Dear Bob:

    The Hauppauge Helping Hands (HHH), designed as a Hauppauge Soccer Tournament, was started to raise funds to be used for Hauppauge residents in need of help, primarily due to serious medical or other family difficulties. We have helped our Hauppauge neighbors since the first HHH Soccer Tournament was held in October 1982, with initial donations going to the Harry Harstell Fund. With closing of the HHH, the fund has now donated almost $250,000 for its intended charitable purposes. Read More

  • Wednesday, September 19th, 2007

    Neighbor Newspapers: Fundraising For Angela’s House

    A special fundraising effort for Angela’s House (631-757-6309) is being held at La Villini Restaurant, 288 Larkfield Road, East Northport on Sun., Sept. 23rd, at 1 p.m. Read More

  • Wednesday, August 8th, 2007

    Neighbor Newspapers: Act of Kindness

    During National Nurse’s Week the “family” at St. Catherine’s Medical Center raised $7,000 to benefit Angela’s House, Hauppauge, a home for medically fragile and technology dependent children, established by Bob and Angie (a nurse at St. Catherine’s) Policastro. In 1989, the Policastro’s daughter, Angela, was born with severe brain damage and required a specialized treatment facility. Read More

  • Wednesday, January 17th, 2007

    Neighbor News: Books on Tape

    Pictured is Girl Scout Troop 1249, who used money from a cookie sale to create two baskets full of “Books on Tape” for the children of Angela’s House. The girls recorded themselves as they read books for the children to enjoy. Read More

  • Tuesday, July 26th, 2005

    Business LI: Turning Personal Tragedy into Triumph

    Drive down Brookside Drive in Smithtown and you’ll pass a new constructed, six-bedroom ranch with a “welcome” sign firmly planted in the ground by the front door. Enter and you’ll find eight children inside ranging in ages from two through 13 years. Read More

  • Monday, June 20th, 2005

    Suffolk Life: Books to Raise Funds

    Books to Raise Funds – Anthony Morrone, right of Kings Park, displays the covers of his new book, “Born Under A Lucky Star,” with Roberty Policastro, left, executive director of “Angela’s House” in Hauppauge and East Moriches. Profits from the book will benefit “Angela’s House.” For more information call 979-2620.

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  • Thursday, June 12th, 2003

    Smithtown Messenger: Smithtown’s “Angela’s House”

    Almost three years after the first “Angela’s House” was built in East Moriches for medically frail, technology dependent children, a second house was purchased in Smithtown, which will be rebuilt to accomodate seven children and keep them close to home. Read More

  • Saturday, June 7th, 2003

    Newsday: Home Offers Families Hope

    Two-year-old James Andrew Bonneville tends to stop breathing in the middle of the night.

    It’s one illness in a list of many that has forced his mother to quit her job, live on four hours of sleep, split time with her other children and turn in desperation to what she sees as the family’s only salvation – a home for medically fragile, technology-dependent youngsters scheduled to open this year in Smithtown. Read More

  • Thursday, January 23rd, 2003

    Advance: A New Style Nursing Home: Angela’s House Open Doors in East Moriches

    When Angela Frances Policastro was born with severe brain damage in 1989, her parents, Bob and Angie, soon realized that their daughter’s complex medical needs went beyond what they could administer at home.

    But after failing to find a Long Island nursing facility capable of caring for their newborn, the Hauppauge couple was forced to place their daughter in a special care hospital in New Britain, Conn. At the same time, the Policastros launched a furious campaign to establish a local health care facility specifically designed for children who are dependent on medical technology for survival. Read More