Angela’s Legacy

In 1992, Angela’s House, a non-profit organization, was created by Bob and Angie Policastro; their goal was to improve the lives of medically frail children and their families. Angela’s House currently offers a wide variety of services to support medically frail children, both at home and in a group home setting.

We kick off this brand new season of Family Comes First™ by visiting with the founder and Executive Director of Angela’s House, Bob Policastro, and Anne Bingham, whose daughter is a resident of Angela’s House in Smithtown.

Bob shares with us how, 23 years ago, when his daughter, Angela, was born, he saw the lack of places and resources that could provide the proper care for medically frail children in Long Island, NY. Angela’s House was created in his daughter’s memory to ensure children receive the proper care at home and don’t need to be institutionalized due to lack of resources.

Anne explains how, prior to arriving at Angela’s House, horrific images came to mind when she thought about putting her daughter in a home. After visiting the house, she realized how beautiful and inviting it was, with loving and caring staff.

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Special Comment from Vincent

“The time is always right for family. All of us can relate, in one way or another, to the real families in our series. You realize that if you change a name or a face, it could be YOU. Family Comes First® affirms that family and community are the answers. We need each other as we journey together through life.” -Vincent J. Russo