Connor’s House was founded in 2009 in memory of Connor Scott Millard, a spunky 8 year old boy with significant medical and developmental challenges, whose strong desire to live a normal life caused all involved in his care to push the envelope of current treatment in order to allow him to live at home as much as possible.
For seven years Connor’s House services provided the support needed to ensure families of children, like Connor, with life-shortening conditions had the resources needed to manage the 24/7 care requirements of their children while enjoying as normal and vital a family life as possible. These families face incredible personal, familial and job stresses – and often failures — because there are few, if any, accessible care and support services outside of institutional settings. This complex, confusing and often contradictory care environment can overwhelm, and families need advocates and supports not only for a better outcome for their ill children, but for their family as a whole.
Connor’s House ceased operations in August 2016. We are grateful to all of the families who allowed us to walk alongside them and to our donors who made it possible.