The Policastros received tremendous support while in hospital but they realized there were few services available to help them if they were to leave. The daunting task of home care seemed overwhelming, especially without an agency available to coordinate the services needed to support Angela at home.
Faced with their personal tragedy, which was made worse by the many voids in the system, the Policastros committed themselves to improving the lives of medically frail children and their families. In 1992, the non for profit Angela’s House, was created to offer families and professionals an agency to call to help medically frail children and their families. Angela’s House has helped to simplify home care options for families by coordinating the extensive array of services needed to support medically frail children at home.
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. Learn more about them at Angela's House.