TGF provides the gift of rest for parents of children with complex medical conditions and life-limiting illnesses, empowering parents and families to enjoy the relaxation they deserve while knowing their children are cared for safely by professionally-trained staff and volunteers at a The Glory Foundation Respite Care House.
TGF will be an organization and respite care house, providing care for children with life-limiting illnesses in Cleveland, Ohio and surrounding communities. We will also establish a support network, so these children and their families receive peace and support on their journeys.
The Glory House Foundation ("TGF") was created in 2016 by founder and president Tiona Gosha, a registered nurse with over 16 years of experience caring for children with complex medical conditions and life-limiting illnesses. Recognizing that the families of these children often have limited financial, medical and social support, Ms. Gosha created TGF to provide a respite care facility with supportive services.
One of our first clients was Eric La Parade, Jr., who was born June 10, 2016. Eric developed complications related to Spinal Muscular Atrophy ("SMA") shortly after he was born. He passed away on November 10, 2016, surrounded by his family and palliative care team. We hope to help many more like Eric and his family.
Provide respite care to all children and their families which honors their personal and family goals.
Provide pediatric palliative respite care according to standards of practice and evidence-based care by the National Hospice Palliative Care Organization’s Standards for Pediatric Care.
Foster self-advocacy for children with life-limiting illnesses and their families, empowering them to make informed decisions about available community services that relieve suffering.
Provide respite care for children of all ethnicities, races and religions.
Utilize corporate and community donations to provide a respite service model that benefits children, their families, and the community.
Utilize the philosophy of palliation to decrease the emotional, physical and spiritual suffering of children with life-limiting illnesses and their families.
Facilitate relationships between medical professionals, clergy, behavioral health professionals and insurance providers to develop an interdisciplinary care plan that honors each child’s and family’s respite care goals.
Educate clients, the community, professional disciplines, and university students on the need for respite care as part of an inclusive pediatric palliative care plan aimed to decrease the suffering of children and their families.