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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Health, Patient & Family Support, Pediatrics, Specialty Hospitals

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 6th 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.

Direct beneficiaries per year: 80 FAMILIES CARING FOR MEDICALLY FRAGILE CHILDREN, PROVIDED 100 RESPITE STAYS, HOSTED QUARTERLY FAMILY EVENTS

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.

Community Stories

42 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

1 Donna108

Client Served

Rating: 5

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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Client Served

Rating: 5

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!

Faith16

Client Served

Rating: 5

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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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

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!

1 Laura156

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am a volunteer at A Rosie Place. The staff and administration are truly committed to providing the children with a safe and stimulating stay. There are activities and toys to match every ability. The home like atmosphere is warm and welcoming. It never feels like I am anywhere but a friend's home for an overnight stay when I am volunteering. The community is truly blessed to have such a wonderful place for very special children and their families.

1 Yolanda R.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I am a RN at A Rosie Place and always look forward to my time there. So, it not only benefits the wonderful families and children, but also those who work and volunteer there. Everyone involved goes above and beyond to make sure that these special kids, and their families, have a wonderrful experience.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I've been involved in numerous not for profit organizations from various angles. Rarely do you see the vast amount of passion and love the staff exudes at the Rosie Place.

Kudos!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I volunteer at A Rosie Place and cannot say one bad word about the place. I look forward to visiting A Rosie Place every time that I volunteer. The children who stay at the facility are so loving and fun to be around. The staff make it their mission to create an environment where the children feel like they are on a fun vacation while visiting. A Rosie Place is a beautiful facility and is truly a wonderful experience for all involved.

1 Stacey24

Client Served

Rating: 5

A beautiful place for beautiful children! A unique home to assist parents of special needs children. I don't know who gets more excited for the weekend visits- the children or the parents.

1 Jennifer I.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Rosie's place is our second home. We love the organization so much and the things they do for our family. We think of everyone who works there as family members. They understand our needs and strive to make our son feel very comfortable there. We love the haven events and we love helping them out when in need. I directed every special need family to Rosie's place. It was something definitely needed in our community. We appreciate it so much.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I love Rosies Place. It is such a great place to connect with other families who also have children that are special needs. Rosie Place has the nicest volunteers and workers there. Everyone is very compassionate and caring. I'm very thankful that this area has Rosies Place because this is just what we needed in this area. We think of Rosie Place as our second home.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I started volunteering at A Rosie Place this past spring and I was impressed from the moment I pulled in the parking lot for the first time. I could brag about it all day long. The facility is beautiful, extremely safe, and feels just like a home. The staff is experienced, organized, and very knowledgable about caring for medically fragile children. They are all wonderful examples for me as a nursing student. Everyone involved with ARP works very hard to stay connected with the community, organize events, and make sure there are always tons of fun activities for the kids to do. The kids are an absolute joy to be with and I never leave without a smile on my face. I couldn't be more thankful for the opportunity to be apart of A Rosie Place's family. I would not think twice about recommending A Rosie Place to anyone and am confident they would love the organization just as much as I do!