Business of the Week: The Danielle House in Binghamton

BINGHAMTON, N.Y. - The Danielle House in Binghamton is the Greater Binghamton Chamber Business of the Week.

Located across from Lourdes Hospital, the Danielle House offers a low-cost or no-cost place to stay for out of town caregivers whose family members are undergoing a medical crisis in our area.

Guests are referred to the non-profit organization by local hospitals and nursing homes.

Diane Stento founded the home 15 years ago and named it for her daughter Danielle who was severely injured and disabled following a drunk driving crash while attending the University of Buffalo nearly 28 years-ago.

Back then, Diane stayed at the home of a university professor following many days of sleeping on a hospital room floor.

"We just never forgot that. They saved our life  I can't image, the financial stress would have been something, but not as much as what we found going to a home in the evening, getting away from the hospital setting.  Caretakers need that. They need to regenerate and there's no better place than home," she said.

The Danielle House can hold up to 25 guests in 9 suites, most with private bathrooms.

There are also 3 common living areas, a kitchen and a children's playroom.

The house is staffed by volunteers during the day and has on-site house managers that provide 24/7 coverage.

For information on how to volunteer or donate money, go to DanielleHouse.org.


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