Ashley House is a nonprofit agency whose purpose is to serve young adults and children with special health care needs and their families. Ashley House is dedicated to helping families build new lives together with their medically fragile children. We provide high quality, cost effective health care in home-like settings to children as an alternative to hospitalization.
Ashley House was created in 1989 to fill a gap in services to medically fragile children. Prior to the creation of Ashley House, medically fragile and complex children, for lack of proper alternatives, stayed in hospitals longer than necessary, resided in adult nursing homes or were placed out of state far away from their families.
When children with severe medical diagnoses leave the hospital they often still need complex medical care. Ashley House provides transition between hospital and home for children who are technology dependent. At Ashley House a child can receive very skilled nursing care while the family adjusts and prepares for their child’s homecoming at a much lower cost than if the child stayed in the hospital.
The overall goal of the Ashley House program is to help families cope with crisis by providing a warm, caring environment in which they may learn how to meet the demands of their child’s disabilities and illness.
Ashley House is governed by an outstanding Board of Directors who represent several community sectors: legal, medical, financial, education. They are dedicated to supporting the mission of Ashley House and to upholding their fiduciary responsibility of being good stewards of the community resources that make Ashley House possible.