Daystar is celebrating the opening of its new home in Brighton. The move means that this respite program for medically fragile children can care for even more kids.
This new custom-built, 11,000 square foot home with three care rooms will allow Daystar to serve 40 children with special needs.
Daystar is the first and only nursing supervised day respite program for babies and children up to age five. The mission is to provide crucial care for the first years of life helping bring stability and help reach their fullest potential.
Danielle Donolli's son, Westin, has a rare genetic disorder.
"For us, it meant care for our child that nobody else could care for during the day. He had so many medical needs that he just he could not go anywhere else for care, so when he enrolled here, it meant being able to have some semblance of a normal life. Send him off to school and come back and pick him up and not have to worry for him," she said.
Daystar is a ministry of the Sisters of Saint Joseph and is an independent publically supported non-profit. It's open 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. weekdays.