A new foundation will provide vital resources for nurses facing difficult times.
Several nurse leaders from the Delaware Organization of Nurse Leaders are forming the first Delaware chapter of Nurses House, a national not-for-profit organization which provides financial support to RNs in need due to a medical issue or emergency. By completing a comprehensive application documenting an illness and financial need, a nurse may qualify for assistance with medical bills, utility payments and other temporary support.
“Chronic and acute illnesses do not discriminate and can affect any of us. A single medical issue can wipe out a family’s life saving in a short time,” said Bayhealth Director of Patient Care Services Ann Keane, RN, MSN, MA, NEA-BC, CCRN.
Nurses House began in western New York State in 1922 when philanthropist Emily Bourne left $300,000 in her will to provide a house for up to 60 ailing nurses to receive respite care. While Nurses House no longer provides housing, the group still provides vital support for nurses in need. It is the only national charitable organization assisting nurses. The organization is funded by donations from nurses and friends, nationwide.
The Delaware Chapter of Nurses House will be holding fundraising events throughout the year to raise money for the national organization. Donations to Nurses House are fully tax deductible. To make a donation, you can send a check or money order to:
Nurses House, Inc.
The Veronica Driscoll Center for Nursing
2113 Western Avenue, Suite 2
Guilderland, NY 12084
For more information or for questions about Nurses House, please contact Ann Keane at (302) 744-7099.