Homeland Center’s 150 years of meeting the needs of Central Pennsylvania was kicked-off at our Gala Celebration on Sunday, May 7, 2017, at the Hilton Harrisburg.
Charles Osgood from CBS Sunday Morning was the featured speaker. During the Gala key events from Homeland’s rich history also were highlighted, both on stage and in a special video.
All proceeds from the 150th Gala will go to the Homeland Center benevolent fund.
Thanks to the generous support of our many friends, Homeland continues to play a vital role in serving the health care needs of our community.
One can only imagine the pride those 18 women from nine Harrisburg churches who founded the “Home for the Friendless’’ would feel today to see how the seed they planted has grown. From our initial mission to save Civil War widows and orphaned children from a life on the street, today Homeland provides a full range of services that touch lives throughout South Central Pennsylvania.
Still located on its original Fifth Street site, Homeland is a recognized leader in providing personal and skilled care and rehabilitation services. In keeping with its founders’ goal to meet the region’s needs, Homeland last year unveiled two new services to help seniors remain in their home while receiving the quality care they require.
Homeland HomeCare assists seniors with daily tasks such as meal preparation and transportation, while Homeland HomeHealth provides doctor-ordered medical assistance, ranging from providing intravenous therapy and other medications to physical therapy. In 2016, Homeland Hospice, which serves 13 counties, became the only service in central Pennsylvania to offer a dedicated pediatric hospice program.
Also in keeping with the spirit of the 18 women who became Homeland’s first “Lady Managers,’’ no resident in financial distress has ever been asked to leave. In the past year, Homeland provided more than $3 million in charitable care. All proceeds from the 150th Gala will go to the Homeland Center benevolent fund to ensure this cherished tradition continues.
When those determined Lady Managers opened the doors in 1867, they certainly could not have foreseen all they set in motion. But everything Homeland is today harkens back to their abiding principles of providing the best quality of care in a home-like and welcoming setting.
It’s a proud tradition that we hope you’ll celebrate with us at Homeland Center’s 150th Anniversary Gala.