To provide a ‘home away from home’ for families of seriously ill children (0-18) and ill expectant mothers being treated at Freeman Health System and Mercy Hospital
Our Home is open to:
Parents with newborns in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.
Trauma victims (i.e. auto accidents) involving children 18 years of age and under.
Children who have specialized surgeries (i.e. dental, orthopedic)
Mothers developing illness during pregnancy requiring continuous rest or monitoring.
Children with illness requiring extended hospitalization.
Our 14,000 sq. ft. House offers:
Ten large bedrooms, each with its own private bath
Two large family rooms, one with a self-contained children’s play area
Kitchen and laundry facilities
An outdoor play area
A patio and garden area
A conference room
Families have access to:
Transportation to and from the hospital
Meals, which are often provided by local restaurants, churches, and volunteers
Computer workstations with Internet access
Family Fun Nights
Weekly House Gatherings
Since registering our first guest on August 20, 1998, our House has served over 2,784 families from 37 different states and 2 foreign countries. Our House has served families from over 245 communities in our Four State area of Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, and Arkansas.