Enhancing the lives of economically disadvantaged patients in need of long-term medical care in New York City.

What We Do

Angelica offers recreational, educational, cultural and social programs that engage, stimulate, and promote community among the patient population.  Most of our programs are based on the suggestions and recommendations of the patient committees who meet with us on a regular basis.

“Many of our programs offer opportunities to participate in activities like playing dominoes, learning to paint, going to a baseball game or singing at a party.  It’s amazing how simple things can make a difference in someone’s life.”

— Trisha Duval, FOUNDER


Our Mission

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.



Number of NYC long term care facility residents served by Angelica 


Amount raised in 2016 to support programs, special events, and the purchase of equipment at hospitals


Years of service and programming to benefit disadvantaged New Yorkers

Video by OPEN DOORS member, Andres "Jay" Molina profiling the Angelica Patient Assistance Program-enhancing the lives of economically disadvantaged patients in need of long-term medical care in New York City.

At a recent performance in New York, gun violence survivors shared stories of loss and resilience. Video by Eric Fernandez.

This video was recorded by Eric Fernandez from The Trace at the Sights and Sounds of Art, a unique visual art exhibition and poetry performance by Coler Hospital residents. The story was also covered in the Huffington Post.

Angelica is a 501(c) (3) charity that raises funds from family, friends and a network of individuals who are interested in human services in general and disabled populations in particular. Some funding comes from corporate matching gift programs and corporate volunteer recognition programs.

To date, we have received grants from a number of foundations, including the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation, the Craig H. Neilsen Foundation and the Liquidnet Local Impact Challenge.