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Family Spotlight: Felicia

Throughout her journey with cancer, Felicia’s mantra has been, “Just keep it moving.” Diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 2010, Felicia’s story includes two decades of work in healthcare, a strong support system built by her wife of eighteen years and her mother, one son, six grandchildren, and two cancer diagnoses. When not working or going to doctor’s appointments, she loves to travel and dance. Clearly, Felicia is a woman who does not allow her diagnoses to...

Social Worker Spotlight: Carla Conarty from the Lehigh Valley Cancer Institute in Allentown, PA.

Carla Conarty is a social worker who works closely with Bringing Hope Home through her role in the Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) at the Lehigh Valley Cancer Institute in Allentown, PA. Throughout the past four years, Carla has referred over 80 local Families with cancer to our Light of Hope Family Grant Program and holiday Adopt-A-Family Program. Carla took some time to share a bit about herself, her role at...

Social Worker Spotlight: Erika Parker from the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, PA

  Erika Parker is a social worker at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, PA who works closely with Bringing Hope Home. Throughout the past eight years, Erika has referred 58 local families with cancer to our Light of Hope Family Grant Program and holiday Adopt-A-Family Program. Erika took some time to share a bit about herself, the work she does, and her experience working with Bringing Hope Home When asked to share a bit about herself...

Social Worker Spotlight: Kimberly Rabago from Grandview Hospital, Sellersville, PA

Kimberly Rabago is an oncology social worker from Grandview Hospital in Sellersville, PA, who has worked closely with Bringing Hope Home. Kimberly has referred 47 local families to our Light of Hope Family Grant Program and holiday Adopt-A-Family Program. Kimberly took some time to share a bit about herself, her work before and during the COVID-19 pandemic, and her experience working with Bringing Hope Home. Kimberly has been working as a social worker for 15 years and is currently working at...

Social Worker Spotlight: Sara Merendino from AtlantiCare Cancer Care Institute, Egg Harbor Township, NJ

Sara Merendino is a social worker at AtlantiCare Cancer Care Institute, Egg Harbor Township, NJ, who has worked closely with Bringing Hope Home. Sara has referred 24 local families who are in need of our Light of Hope Family Grant Program and holiday Adopt-A-Family Program. Sara took some time to share a bit about herself, her work before and during the COVID-19 pandemic, and her experience working with Bringing Hope Home. Sara has been working as a social worker...

Social Worker Spotlight: Vicki Powers from Paoli Hospital Cancer Center in Paoli, PA

Vicki Powers is a social worker at Paoli Hospital’s Cancer Center in Paoli, PA who has worked closely with Bringing Hope Home. Vicki has referred 104 local families who are in need of our Light of Hope Family Grant Program and holiday Adopt-A-Family Program over the past nine years. Vicki took some time to share a little bit about herself, her work before and during the COVID-19 pandemic, and her experience working with Bringing Hope Home. Vicki began her...

Nurse Spotlight: Teri Brennan From Crozer Health Regional Cancer Center at Brinton Lake in Concordville, PA

Teri Brennan is a nurse from Crozer Health Regional Cancer Center at Brinton Lake in Concordville, PA, who works closely with Bringing Hope Home and our team, referring families who are in need to our grant program. Over the past 3 years, Teri and her team at Brinton Lake have referred 18 local families to our grant program for assistance through our Light of Hope Family Grant Program. Teri has taken some time to share a little bit...

Important Announcement Regarding the Cis B. Golder Quality of Life Grant

Living Beyond Breast Cancer (LBBC) and Bringing Hope Home (BHH) have partnered together since 2010 to provide the Cis B. Golder Quality of Life Grant, a financial assistance program offering one-time support to women and men newly diagnosed with breast cancer and those living with metastatic breast cancer. Cis B. Golder was a philanthropic individual and the grant program was named in her honor. Grants provided have assisted families with basic household necessities, such as rent, mortgage, and household utility...

Social Worker Spotlight: Mary Ann Angelo from St. Luke’s Hospital in Quakertown

Mary Ann Angelo is a social worker at St. Luke’s Hospital in Quakertown who works closely with Bringing Hope Home and our team, referring families who are in need to our grant program. Mary Ann has introduced 14 families to our grant program for assistance through our Light of Hope Family Grant Program, and has referred 23 families to our holiday Adopt-A-Family Program for help with holiday gifts and gift cards. She will be retiring at the end...

Bringing Hope Home Helps Its 5,000th Family!

  “Hi Beth, my name is Judy and I’m with Bringing Hope Home. Your social worker submitted your application for our grant program and I’m calling to see how I can help with some of your bills.” This is how the Bringing Hope Home Family Department spends most of their day. On the phone with families, talking about how we can help. No Family call is the same. Some calls are really difficult and emotional. Some Families have just been newly diagnosed and...