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3/16/2017 Home Nursing Agency recently accepted a $900 donation from Health First of Blair County to support the Healing Patch for grieving children.

Employees of Health First attended a Blair County Chamber of Commerce Business Before Hours event at the Healing Patch in September 2015 and learned of the program’s support of grieving children and their families. Soon after, Health First chose the Healing Patch as the recipient of donations from their dress down days throughout 2016. Employees and patients donated $900 throughout the year, totaling the largest amount they have raised for a local group in their years of this grassroots outreach. The Healing Patch has been selected as the recipient of donations for 2017 also. 

Home Nursing Agency started the Healing Patch: A Program for Loss and Hope for Grieving Children and Their Families in 2006 as a free peer support program for children and their families who have suffered the loss of a loved one, such as a parent, sibling, grandparent or close family member. Since that time, the program has expanded to support children through in-school services, lending libraries and other community services. The Healing Patch is a free service to the community and relies on individual and community donations, grants and fundraising events for support. If you would like to support the Healing Patch by donating or volunteering, please contact Home Nursing Agency at 1.800.445.6262 or 


Home Nursing Agency gratefully accepts a $900 donation from Health First of Blair County, raised through donations from dress down days throughout 2016. Pictured from left are Allison Stockley, Home Nursing Agency manager, volunteer and bereavement services; Melissa Greene, Health First practice manager, and Dr. Michael Vipond.