A Home Away from Home for Veterans — We Honor Veterans Arpil 15, 2013 The house has been quite busy these past months with
many residents. On one occasion Omega House was home
base for 3 WWII veterans at the same time who served in
Europe, North Africa and state-side. We are happy to serve
them, and their stories fill the house with rich real life history.
As participants in the national We Honor Veterans program, Omega House developed a Veteran to Veteran
volunteer program. Six area veterans now volunteer to visit
residents who are veterans. Scott Dahlstrom is one of our
Veteran to Veteran Volunteers and said, “It is a wonderful
experience for me, being able to share stories, veteran to
veteran, about the service we have made to our country and
sacrifices for freedom. These sacrifices should not be
forgotten and their stories should be retold again and again,so their message of honor and love of county won’t be lost.
We all need to honor these heroes and share their stories.”
“Cancer Care Fund” Kicked off by Keweenaw Health Foundation April 12, 2013
Left to right: Ed Jenich, Mary Herlevich,
Mike Abbott, president
Omega House, Ray Weglarz
and Matt Vertin.
The Keweenaw Health Foundation kicked off the new Omega House Cancer Care Fund in a big way, with a lead gift of $5,000 in November. The
gift was presented to the Omega House by the foundation chair, Ed Jenich, and Matt Vertin, executive director. Matt was enthusiastic about his foundation’s support for the mission of Omega House and the new “Cancer Care Fund” in particular. “I am happy we can show our support of Omega House and the Cancer Care Fund.
Omega House residents may well have received cancer treatments at our hospitals and care from our staff. This gift confirms our support for them and the Omega House.”
Omega House Reaches Level 3 in National “We Honor Veterans” Program November 7, 2012 Omega House has been awarded Level 3 status in the national We Honor Veterans (WHV) program. Ray Weglarz, Development Director and WHV member said, “We are proud and excited to be among the first 100 health care organizations in the entire nation to reach this level. We are the first in the UP to reach Level 3. We continue to educate our staff, volunteers and community about the needs of our veterans near the end of life. In addition to completing the required education programs, we have developed a “Veteran to Veteran” volunteer program, and have worked collaboratively with the Iron Mountain Veterans Administration staff and our local VA Community-Based Outreach Clinic in Hancock to ensure veterans know about our services and how to access them.” Read more
Wish List Items February 28, 2012 We are always grateful to the individuals, businesses and churches who supply us with needed items from the wish list. Items marked with ** indicate they are urgently needed.
Please contact House Manager Mary Herlevich at (906) 482-4438 to donate items or if you have questions. Read more
We are always grateful for donations from the wish list. A few of the items currently needed include: •Microwave oven
•Ear or forehead thermometers (in need of 7)
•New carpets in dining room and entrance way (Please inquire within for size)
To view the entire wish list, please visit the Wish List page.