Providing Services, Assistance, and Training to Those Who Need it Most

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Wings of Hope Butterfly Release 2024

Every summer, the VNA hosts the Wings of Hope Butterfly Release at the LECOM campus in Erie, Pennsylvania. Butterflies can be purchased and released in remembrance of loved ones. This event is a celebration of life that allows attendees to grieve in a positive way. All proceeds go towards the Wings of Hope fund.

This year’s butterfly release will be held Saturday, August 3, 2024, at 2000 West Grandview Blvd, Erie, PA 16509. The rain date is August 4. The band will start at 12 p.m., with the butterfly release to follow at 1 p.m. This event is free to attend and open to the public. We encourage you to bring a lawn chair for your comfort. Butterflies and T-shirts are available for purchase. We look forward to seeing you there!


Wings of Hope Butterfly Release Raffle!

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The Wings of Hope Fund

The Wings of Hope fund supports Erie County Visiting Nurses Association (VNA) hospice services in a variety of ways, including supporting the terminally ill and their families, providing assistance to those who have inadequate or no health insurance, and training volunteers who offer companionship and comfort.


You can donate to the Wings of Hope fund any time. If you would like to make a donation, click the “DONATE” button below.

Wings of Hope Fund – Make a Donation


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The Visiting Nurses Association of Erie County (VNA)

An Affiliate of LECOM Health and Allegheny Health Network


The VNA believes that everyone deserves access to quality health care. The Wings of Hope fund was created to support this initiative.


The VNA provides professional and compassionate skilled care to homebound patients. VNA programs are customized to the individual needs of the patient and family, in conjunction with the physician’s medical orders for treatment and care. VNA Home Health Care and Hospice Services are covered by Medicare, Medicaid and most private insurances. Services are provided to all who qualify regardless of ability to pay. The VNA is a Medicare certified home health agency, Medicare certified hospice, Medicaid provider and Pennsylvania Department of Health licensed.

Winter Wings of Hope Fundraiser

The Winter Wings of Hope fundraiser is an annual fundraiser that allows participants to purchase keepsakes in remembrance of loved ones. This purchase also grants them the opportunity to have their loved ones’ names displayed on billboards for the whole month of December. All proceeds go towards the Wings of Hope fund.

Visit the Wings of Hope Facebook page!