1. What do we do at Holy Angels?
We provide a loving home and programs and services to children and adults with mental retardation and physical disabilities, many of whom are also medically fragile. Our programs and services are designed to meet each individual’s needs and to enable them achieve their fullest potential and highest quality of life.
2. How long has Holy Angels been here?
Holy Angels was founded by the Sisters of Mercy in 1956 when her mother brought our first resident, Maria, to Sr. Patrice and Mother Benignus.
3. How many employees work at Holy Angels?
About 300 (full and part time), making us one of Belmont’s largest employers.
4. How many residents live at Holy Angels?
Holy Angels serves 77 persons in residence and 30 additional persons in our outreach program, Great Adventures.
5. Where do the residents of Holy Angels come from?
We serve all of N.C. with about half of our residents coming from Gaston and Mecklenburg counties.
6. Do you have to be Catholic to live or work at Holy Angels?
No. While we are proud of our Catholic heritage and affiliations, we do not consider religious preference in any decision making process.
7. Do the residents have families that visit them?
Most do have families and they often visit, depending on the distance they must travel to get here. In cases where residents do not have family to visit them, we provide a special volunteer to act as a surrogate family member for them.
8. How do families pay for the cost of care?
Families pay what they can dependent on their individual situation and we apply for state and federal government assistance for which they may qualify. The gap between the cost of care and what we get in funding is raised each year through the Holy Angels Foundation.
9. How much is the budget this year?
Ten ($10) million dollars for 2009-2010.
10. How much of the budget is funded and how much does the Holy Angels Foundation raise?
Holy Angels Foundation must raise $1.5M. The balance comes from government sources and other areas, like Cherubs Café & Candy Bouquets. Our largest source of funding is Medicaid dollars.
11. What do the residents need?
We can provide you with the "Needs" list, however our greatest need is your prayers and financial support to help us cover the monetary gap between the cost of services for the residents and the amount for which we are funded. That amount is approximately $1.7 million annually.
12. Do you have a waiting list to get in to Holy Angels?
Yes, but we do not keep a large number on the waiting list because openings are infrequent.