Angela’s House has worked very hard to create new programs and opportunities for medically frail children. The doors of our first home Angela’s House located in East Moriches opened in the fall of 2000 in a culmination of a ten-year effort by Bob Policastro. This special home for children is the first of its kind. Named after his daughter, this beautiful home offers a loving environment with 24-hour nursing care. Once funding was secured, with the help of Assemblyman Harvey Weisenberg, Angela’s House worked in collaboration with IGHL, Independent Group Home Living, to build and operate this home. This collaborative effort became the foundation of an affiliation between two agencies. IGHL is recognized as a leader in providing services for people with developmental disabilities. They operates over 50 homes, multiple day programs and many other supportive programs for individual with intellectual disabilities. This affiliation has forged a new road for the future, using expertise of both agencies to help more families into the future. In the Spring of 2005, we opened our second home in Smithtown to help another eight more children.
Angela’s House Home Store is a home improvement, retail outlet that will sell new and gently-used donated merchandise. Items will include building supplies, kitchen cabinets, doors, windows, appliances, flooring, tile, furniture, household items and anything else you can find in a home!
The best thing is that proceeds generated by the Home Store will help support the programs of Angela’s House, a 501(c)3 Long Island based non-profit organization that assists families caring for children with special health care needs who are medically fragile, chronically ill or suffering from a life threatening illness. Angela’s House assist families caring for their children at home and for children that can no longer live at home. We have three special homes that have 24 hour nursing care in East Moriches, Smithtown and Stony Brook.
The Everyday Wishes Program assists children that are medically fragile and living in our local communities by approving grant requests (wishes) for services, equipment and/or supports that Medicaid and private insurance will not cover. This is life-changing for the children and their families!
You can see more information regarding our children by visiting the Angela’s House website at www.AngelasHouse.org. If you have any questions pertaining to the agency, please contact Johanna Rotta, Director of Development, at or 631-979-2620.