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A Rosie Place / O'hana Heritage Foundation, Inc.

Rating: 4.97 stars   29 reviews 2,461

Nonprofit Issues:

Health

Address:

53131 Quince Road South Bend IN 46628 USA

Mission:

We will provide a safe and nurturing haven for medically fragile children while giving family members periods of relief from the demands of full-time caregiving.

Results:

The O’Hana Heritage Foundation has built A Rosie Place, the first specialty care hospital in Indiana for medically fragile children. Just finishing our 1st year of supportive service to families, we continue to grow, reaching into the community we serve.

Target demographics:

Medically fragile children (require skilled care), age birth to 21.

Geographic areas served:

Northern Indiana

Programs:

Weekend stays for medically fragile children to provide respite for caregivers and families; supportive services, quarterly family events, education & training, collaboration with area nursing programs providing clinical observation/experience for future pediatric nurses.

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Reviews for A Rosie Place / O'hana Heritage Foundation, Inc.

Rating: 5 stars  

I have been delivering babies in our community for over 30 years. Unfortunately, some have been premature or have congenital birth defects. A Rosie Place was createde to provide respite care for these children and their families. To my knowledge it is the only location in the state of Indiana that offers such services. I joined the board 3 1/2 years ago to lend my time, voice, and money to this most amazing endeavor.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I am one of the founders of this non-profit organization which started as a round table conversation between many representatives of our community in an attempt to meet a huge need.
The families of medically fragile in our community needed support to maintain the integrity of their households and respite from 24-hour care for their loved ones.
We educated friends and families around us and raised the funds to build a home that serves the needs of this vulnerable population and continue to support the mission with fund raised dollars, even as we recruit highly trained nurses to care for these special fragile children.
The growth has been remarkable and the impact on families has been huge while the need for funding continues to grow each year. The small, but wonderful staff who have volunteered countless hours and work harder than we could ever pay for remain the reason why A Rosie Place has become a gem in our community.
Medically fragile children and families deserve this support, but it is expensive, labor-intensive care and with more support and funding we will get better each year.

 
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Rating: 4 stars  

I've been volunteering with this organization for the last two years and it is an amazing program! Every time that I go, I can see how much the staff cares about each and every patient. It helps me see why I decided to be a doctor in the first place!

 
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Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 5 stars  

A great resource for our son, who has cerebral palsy. He loves the play groups hosted there.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

Our son, Chaz, has autism, a seizure disorder and bronchopulmonary disease, so he needs constant supervision. The staff and volunteers at A Rosie Place are wonderful with him and always find ways to keep him engaged and happy. He comes home happy, talks about it for days, and can't wait to go again - "I wanna go A Rosie Place!" Is a common refrain at our house. I can give no higher recommendation than that we take him back without reservation every time he's able to go.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I'm a volunteer at a Rosie Place, and I absolutely love it! All the staff are so friendly, and the kids and families are so appreciative for everything that this organization does. The environment resonates care and compassion.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I have volunteered a few times at a Rosie Place and can't express enough how much the staff appreciated what I did. It is such an awesome organization and the community is truly lucky to have this available for the kids. It is an amazing place filled with love.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

A Rosie Place has been a Godsend to our family. Our son requires 24 hour care 7 days a week, and most of the time we are up to the task, but we are often exhausted and feel guilty that we don't give his twin enough of our attention. Now, we are blessed to have the team at A Rosie Place that give us much needed respite care. We feel confident that he is well cared for in a beautiful safe place and we rest and refuel. This is a service that all parents of medically fragile children desperately need.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

Until a little over a year ago, we had never been able to leave our severely autistic son with anyone other than family. Since we live hundreds of miles away from extended family, it meant we never got a break. Our son has a seizure disorder, has cerebral palsy and is also blind. Finding anyone to care for him is difficult if not impossible. It has been such a huge gift to know that at least once a year we can get a much needed weekend of rest. A Rosie Place is an amazing organization and we highly recommend it to anyone with a medically fragile child!

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Find a way that they could accommodate children for longer than a weekend to allow parents to take their other children on family vacations.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

We have been so excited about the opportunities at a Rosie Place! Our family enjoys each of their Haven events, which includes our disabled children and their typical siblings. They organize play groups and encourage interaction through the events by connecting the parents. We have met and maintained many friendships since meeting at A Rosie Place, with people who understand our struggles of special needs children. It's comfortable, clean and very pleasant to be in their building, where we feel like we have been welcomed into the home of great friends. Can't say enough positive about the administration that keeps us up to date on services available in the community, truly cares about our children and takes the time to interact with all the little people in their house! So very grateful for the serving hands that make A Rosie Place a haven for those of us who really need it.

 
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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

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As a Certified Child Life Specialist, I believe A Rosie place is doing great things for the medically fragile community! Not only by giving families respite to enjoy a break from the every day care, but to spend time with their other children, to also hosting family gatherings and play groups!
A Rosie Place enriches the lives of children by adapting plays groups and activities to fit them best! I love A Rosie Place, it will forever have a place in my heart and I cannot wait to see them grow in the future!
ARP is for the kids!

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2015

 
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