"The VNA Board recognizes a need to concentrate our resources on services and programs most closely aligned with the agency’s home health and hospice mission, expertise and capacity — meeting the community needs we are most suited to address," the VNA announced in a statement on Thursday.
The VNA will be involved in a "community-wide process to transition the Family Room" to a different organization, or to operate as a stand-alone entity, it added. That will take at least a year.
The Family Room Family website showed that parents have raised more than $52,000 through gifts and pledges as of February 17 to try to reinstate the positions and programming. Upcoming fundraisers include a benefit concert at ArtsRiot on March 3 and a community dinner at Bluebird Barbecue on March 16. They hope to raise $100,000 by the end of this month.
The VNA Family Room parent and community advisory council is "enthusiastic about the opportunity to take more leadership," according to a statement the group released after the VNA announcement.