Donation to Ryan House is sixth in series celebrating “Six Decades of Service”
Yesterday, EPI-HAB Phoenix, Inc. made a $5,000 donation to Ryan House, a child-focused respite and palliative care facility in Phoenix.
To commemorate 60 years in business, EPI-HAB is donating a total of $60,000 to local nonprofits in the coming months. The organization is more than halfway to its goal, having already made “Six Decades of Service” donations to several organizations, including Lura Turner Homes, The Epilepsy Foundation of Arizona, Phoenix Children’s Hospital, Arizona Animal Welfare League & SPCA and Lions Camp Tatiyee.
Matt Redmann, President of EPI-HAB, explains, “We chose to give Ryan House a gift because while epilepsy in and of itself is not a life-limiting condition to qualify for Ryan House services, it is one of the highest co-morbidity diagnoses for qualification of services. And at Ryan House, the child as a whole is considered when qualifying for services.”
About Ryan House:
EPI-HAB’s gift helps Ryan House embrace children and their families navigating life-limiting or end-of-life journeys through on-site respite and palliative care. Providing services at no cost to families, Ryan House is the only organization of its kind in the Southwest and one of just two in the United States.
Parents and their child can stay overnight at Ryan House, or the child can stay while his or her family gets away to rest, renew and reconnect with other siblings for a vacation or is just given a break from the daily challenges presented by caring for a seriously ill child.
For up to 28 days a year, a family can benefit from Ryan House’s round-the-clock clinical care team, which features nurses, nursing assistants and spiritual care specialists. The organization provides activities, like swimming and sleepovers, to children whose medical conditions make normative childhood experiences more difficult.
Ryan House is also able to assist in fulfilling some end-of-life wishes of children under palliative care and serves families wishing to stay with a terminally ill child in the final days.
About 85 percent of the children Ryan House serves live in Maricopa County.
Learn more at: www.ryanhouse.org
EPI-HAB was founded with the mission to provide meaningful employment to individuals with epilepsy by performing valued work for customers. Over the last six decades, as epilepsy seizure treatment significantly improved, EPI-HAB expanded its mission to welcome employees living with other challenges, such as hearing impairment, physical limitations and mild intellectual disabilities.
Typical work focuses on hand labor skills, with EPI-HAB often operating as a customer’s production plant and warehouse; receiving, storing and fulfilling orders.
An example of this is EPI-HAB’s longstanding relationship with SRP’s M-Power unit program. EPI-HAB receives the M-Power Units several times per day, strips each unit of its packaging materials and sorts them by model number. Each unit is then scoped for operational defects, and the units that pass inspections are deep cleaned. Once thoroughly cleaned, the M-Power units are repackaged, with all new informational brochures and returned to the warehouse, where they’ll await re-issue to the next customer.
From simple hand labor to complex assembly, EPI-HAB can do it all! Are you wondering how EPI-HAB can help your company? Contact us today to learn more: 602-254-7027
Looking to follow EPI-HAB’s journey to 60? The recipients and the purpose of the “Six Decades of Service” donations will be showcased within blogs, email marketing and EPI-HAB’s social media pages as the gifts are given.