Sweetheart necklines, bold colors and jewelled accents dominated this year’s prom attire at St. Edmond’s Home for Children in Rosemont.

Almost a dozen teens attended the big dance, which was held on May 17 at the Delaware County Intermediate Unit’s Marple Education Center in Newtown.

One of several attended by St. Edmond’s youth each year, the prom is “a wonderful opportunity for the individuals to dress up, have fun and just be teenagers for the night,” said Meredith Nothstein, director of program services at the home.

The first Catholic home of its kind in the United States, St. Edmond’s serves children from birth to age 21 who are medically fragile with a diagnosis of severe or profound disabilities. The home, part of archdiocesan Catholic Social Services’ developmental programs division, provides medical, nursing and therapeutic services, as well as a wide range of activities for its residents.


(All photos courtesy of St. Edmond’s Home for Children.)