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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Centers to Support the Independence of Specific Populations, Health, Health Care, Human Services, Nursing, Pediatrics

Mission: A parent-driven program to serve and promote a better quality of life for children with special health care needs and their families within the community.

Programs: The transition care program is the link between hospital and home for a child who is clinically ready for discharge from a hospital, yet important factors need to be considered in order to bring the child home safely. The family may need further support through training and equipment education regarding the clinical needs of the child and/or nursing agency staffing plan. The respite care program is a short term stay is for a child who is medically fragile and/or may be technology dependent. From a 24 hour stay to one lasting up to 14 days, a child is provided with medical/nursing care and recreational activities in a secure and therapeutic environment. Families may choose this program for a variety of circumstances: temporary absence of private duty nursing care at home, parent illness, vacations, family emergencies and much needed rest. Medical/nursing care and recreational activities in a secure and therapeutic environment. Families may choose this program for a variety of circumstances: temporary absence of private duty nursing care at home, parent illness, vacations, family emergencies and much needed rest.

Community Stories

3 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Board Member

Rating: 5

5 Stars. AHK is an incredible facility. I have personally been involved for approximately 7 years, my daughter volunteers and my husband is on the medical advisory board. AHK is a temporary home for children that are nedically fragile or respite care for families who may need a break from the burden of daily care. The staff is highly trained and truly love each and every child. It's a medical facility that feels like home. We need more houses like AHK!

4

Board Member

Rating: 5

this is one of the very few places we have ever felt comfortable leaving our medically fragile son for respite - it's beautifully appointed, the nursing staff are incredibly attentive and they really make the stay fun for the kids that go there - we liked it so much I now volunteer on the Board

5

Board Member

Rating: 5

this organization remains committed to meeting the needs of children with technology needs/complex medical care needs and their families. the nursing staff are uniformly exceptional