Zein Youssef – Your Donations DO Make a Difference!

Childhood cancer boldly and without warning enters the lives of our sons and daughters without reason or cause. Zein has bravely been battling cancer since he was 6 years old and has experienced 4 relapses; his last being a secondary cancer resulting from previous chemo treatments.  He has endured over 55 sessions of chemotherapy, 600 […]

Caring for the Caregiver

In situations where one deals with a seriously ill family member, there’s rarely any discussion of their own well-being during the ordeal. It’s understandable. With the challenges an ill family member faces, caregivers see any inconvenience as small and insignificant. However, there is a personal and emotional toll for that kind of personal and around […]

Why We Serve

Though the explosion of entertainment, smartphones and internet access brings convenience and options only dreamed of only 10 years ago, it’s also disconnected us from our neighbors and community that would have, in the past, helped in times of need.  The journey a family must take when their child experiences a critical illness is often overlooked, […]

EEOC Vows to Defend Employment Rights of Caregivers

In a public meeting, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission heard experts testify as to the discrimination caregivers face in the workplace. More than 40 percent of American workers have given care to a family member or friend in the last five years, and almost half will be in the position of caregiver in the […]

Caring for Ill Family Members a Source of Anxiety for Women

A Forbes news item found that 66 percent of both black and white women are worried about caring for sick family members. Though Hispanics were not included in the study, a 2008 report found that one-third of Hispanic households had at least one caregiver under its roof, 75 percent of which were women. The reliance […]

Caregivers Need Support Groups of their Own

A study by the American Psychological Association found that caregivers who looked after critically and chronically ill family members were more likely to report higher levels of stress, poor health and are more likely to take part in unhealthy behaviors to alleviate their stress than the rest of the public. However, the report also foundthat […]

5 Reasons Why Casino Night Is Better Than A Las Vegas Weekend!

You don’t have to drive 4 to 5 hours to try your luck. Do it here at Arcadia! It’s not uncommon for a drive to Vegas to take as long as seven hours and the return trip as long as 11 hours. After a busy work week you don’t want to be fighting traffic in […]

Caroline and Her Family’s Battle for Life

When Caroline was diagnosed with stage 4 neuroblastoma, she was just three-years old. Her diagnosis was heart-stopping because of the aggressive type of cancer she has. She has gone through multiple rounds of chemotherapy, a surgery to remove the tumor on her adrenal gland, a stem cell transplant, radiation therapy, and immunotherapy treatments since November, […]

Understanding the Caregiver

I Feel Your Pain…Understanding the Emotional Challenges of Caregivers Crisis is upon you…  A loved one is fighting for their life.  So many people may want to help, but they don’t know what to do.  Understanding the emotional volatility of a caregiver and their family is a good starting place. The Human Side of Caregiving […]

Caring for the Caregiver: 10 Tips When Providing Meals

The following is general information and may not apply for every situation. Please check with the recipient family or meal coordinator.      Find out what the family normally eats and use that to guide your decision on what to offer.      If possible, offer the family a choice of meals. Try to offer variety by […]