A gift for Coler, Momo, waltzed into the Roosevelt Island facility yesterday. Angelica, the patient assistance program, delivered the sweet-tempered, light brown dog to loving, new guardians. Coler offers longterm care for New Yorkers as part of the City’s Health & Hospitals Corp.
Reporting/Photography by David Stone
The mission of the Angelica Patient Assistance Program is two-fold: to improve the lives of economically disadvantaged patients and residents in need of long-term medical care and to support long-term public medical care facilities in New York City.Mission Statement
Angelica Patient Assistance Program
Open Doors, an Angelica program, is an arts and justice effort serving Coler.
Roosevelt Islanders may remember Open Doors artists for FADE, a play created and performed by its Reality Poets, last June, in the Howe Theatre. A slam poetry reading was their first show in Gallery RIVAA in April, 2017.
Momo, a companion gift, moves into a new role as companion for Coler’s Open Doors artists.
Friday, January 10th, 2020, Angelica handed Momo’s leash over to an Open Doors escort. But the generosity hardly stopped there.
Fundraising is in full swing, Momo merch already designed and waiting.
It was a bright moment for our not seen often enough caring culture on Roosevelt Island.