Advocacy

Georgia is now on the brink of building the infrastructure for services and resources so that medically fragile children can go home instead of being institutionalized for life. Dream House advocacy efforts have given a voice and hope to this soaring pediatric population.

Dream House has set the standard for home care of medically fragile children which will some day have a national impact! With community support statewide, Dream House makes it possible for these kids to leave the hospital sooner, keep them out of institutional care, and give them the home, family and future each one so desperately needs to survive.

The Dream House Family for Keeps™ Transition Care Advocacy Program
strives to increase public awareness for medically fragile children and their needs. We define how communities can support these children and meet their needs through collaborative efforts between government agencies, businesses, civic groups and service providers.

At Issue: Families and communities face a phenomenon for which there is no precedent or clearly defined path for resolution. Read more…

The Situation: Families and communities are unprepared to provide the higher, specialized level of care these children require. Read more…

The Consequences: Medically fragile children languish forgotten in Georgia hospitals and adult nursing homes. Read more…

Dream House Solution: Specialized training and resources allow children to be placed in more appropriate settings. Read more…

Benefits and Outcomes: The Dream House unique Transition Care Model yields fewer care mistakes, and has allowed more medically fragile children to remain in stable home settings.