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A little over a year ago Connor’s House started the process of generating legislation to support NJ children’s respite and palliative care homes.  All existing regimes were too onerous to allow us to build them, so we had to start from scratch.  Thankfully Assemblyman Dan Benson took up our cause, and we wound up with…

Her Royal Highness Kate Middleton is the patron of the Children’s Hospice Movement in Great Britain though the organization Together for Short Lives. Connor’s House is attempting to bring this model of care for families of children with life-shortening conditions here to the United States.  In the UK there are more than 40 houses helping…

Demelza Children’s Hospice made this wonderful video with children staying at their home about what it means to have these homes in the UK. For 30 years Great Britain has been building these facilities for children with complex health care needs and life-threatening conditions, making a difference for the children and their families. This is…

Connor’s House seeks to help families of children with complex health care needs by creating a community of support that can: assist with care coordination, promote fun, relaxing, memorable activities, provide respite care in a home-like setting, assist in management of distressing symptoms and offer meaningful support services for the entire family for as long…

There are many families in the Mid-Atlantic region, and across the country caring for a child with complex health care needs. Caring for someone 24 hours a day, seven days a week, over many years can put an immeasurable strain upon a family. While many willingly invest love, energy and care, life often becomes governed…