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.