The Danielle House of Binghamton – A Legacy of Love for 20 Years
The Southern Tier has a true gem in the Danielle House and this year, that gem will celebrate twenty years of comforting families from around the world during their worst days.
Located at 160 Riverside Drive in Binghamton, The Danielle House is a charitable, non-profit organization as well as a member of the Healthcare Hospitality Network and has hosted many hurting families during the last 20 years.
Named for Danielle Stento, The Danielle House opened its doors on January 22, 2002, by her parents, Diane and Tony Stento. In 1989, Danielle was a senior at the University of Buffalo and while out walking, Danielle was hit by a vehicle which was operated by a drunk driver.
Danielle suffered a traumatic brain injury and the Stentos found themselves spending weeks in Buffalo at their daughter’s side. It was only through the love and generosity of complete strangers that they were able to do so, being so many hours from home.
Diane and Tony dreamed of a way that they could repay the kindness of strangers by extending that kindness to others going through the same sort of things they had been through. The family began by getting involved in Broome County Stop DWI and eventually creating the Danielle 5K Run/Walk.
Still, Diane dreamed of doing more. With her husband Tony, family, friends, and members of the community, a home was open where people faced with critical medical emergencies could stay at little to no cost. This home would be a place where the families of people undergoing serious medical treatments would be able to find peace, rest, comfort, and above all else, love.
The Danielle house is a safe space where families can temporarily live when they find themselves in the Southern Tier for medical care, far away from home due to a family member receiving serious medical treatment. The Danielle house also offers a place for persons receiving out-patient care (as long as they are able to care for themselves or have a support person to help them) if room is available to do so.
The Danielle House offers eight bedrooms, each of which is fully furnished. Bed linens, towels, ad toiletries are provided for guests. There are also two kitchens that are filled with basic food staples, a family room with a kid’s play area, sitting rooms with televisions, laundry facilities, and more. The Danielle House is staffed by an employee or volunteers at all times.
The Danielle house is able to do what it does thanks to generous donations. If you would like to make a financial donation to The Danielle House you can do so through PayPal here. The Danielle House also has some items on its wish list that will help make things easier for the guests who stay there. See the items on the wish list here.