Our Lady of Perpetual Help Cancer Home
Founded in 1939 the Cancer Home is staffed by the Hawthorne Dominican Sisters, and is dedicated to the care of terminal cancer patients. The facility is open to those who cannot afford to pay for care, and most of the patients are not Catholic.
The current home was built in 1970, a two-story brick building designed specifically for this mission.
Our Lady of Perpetual Help Home is one of seven free cancer homes operated by the Hawthorne Dominican Sisters. The home is supported by the generosity of a sympathetic public. Donations large and small from groups and individuals have provided the necessary funds from the very beginning. When Rose Hawthorne Lathrop began this labor of love in 1896, she said it was to be God’s work. The sisters placed their trust in the loving providence of God and that trust has never failed.