About Us

St. Michael’s Angels was created to bring patients, volunteers, and donors together to help fight social isolation and loneliness during a hospital stay. Here’s how it all started…

Our Story

Imagine being hospitalized and alone, without family or friends to visit you. When you have a family member, friend, or close neighbor come to visit, it is well-received and uplifting to the mind, body, and spirit. This is the principle behind St. Michael’s Angels mission, where we will provide the gift of a loving presence to enable and empower hospitalized individuals in their personal journey to a quick recovery back to health and wellness.

While visiting a relative hospitalized in a South Florida hospital, A.J. Tablada, founder and president, was deeply impacted by what he observed in the intensive care unit. What he realized was that all of the other hospitalized individuals within the ICU, except his relative, did not have any visitors, they were all alone.

This situation moved him to initiate and commence a conversation with the head nurse of the unit. He soon discovered the frequent amount of patients that would go extended amounts of time without visitors. This realization sparked the inspiration for founding our nonprofit.

Mission Statement

St. Michael’s Angels, a Christian nonprofit organization, provides individuals undergoing hospitalization the gift of a loving presence. We are focused on supporting patients through the time, talent, and gifts of our volunteers and donors. Based on the Works of Mercy and Christian values, we aspire to build warm, caring friendships that will provide accompaniment and empower patients in their time of need. We aim to foster recovery and healing through embodying the message of compassionate care for patients.

Our Name

Our name, St. Michael’s Angels, was conceived because St. Michael the Archangel is the patron saint of people who are suffering from any disease. We view our volunteers and donors as angels in our community, bringing joy and companionship to those who are most in need.

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