Welcome to your “Home-Away-From-Home”
For over 30 years, we have been providing a “home-away-from-home” for critically ill children and their families seeking medical care at the Johns Hopkins Hospital, Kennedy Krieger Institute, Sinai Hospital, University of Maryland Medical Center, UMMC Shock Trauma, Mount Washington Pediatrics Hospital or other local hospitals. We understand that families come to our House exhausted, stressed, fearing the unknown in a new city, and financially drained from mounting medical bills. Our team is here to help.
At our House, we provide many of the amenities of a hotel, at a fraction of the cost. And we provide so much more than a hotel by meeting the unique needs of families working to care for their critically ill children. We surround our families with love and support from our giving volunteers, from our caring staff and from other guest families who understand what you’re going through. We also provide home-cooked meals, activities, indoor and outdoor play areas, laundry facilities, computers and WiFi, and much more, so that you can concentrate on what is most important – your child.
We welcome any parent, family member or custodial parent responsible for a child’s care. Often, once a child is released from the hospital, he or she still requires outpatient medical treatment. As long as a child is receiving medical treatment at a local hospital at least three times a week, the child and his or her family may remain guests at our House.
Visitors are also welcome at our House. We ask visitors to sign in and out of our House at the front desk and to please only visit between 9:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m.