HavenHouse St. Louis
HavenHouse was established to serve economically distressed families that otherwise could not afford the cost of coming to St. Louis to receive critical medical care for their child. We are a home away from home for patients and their families, providing lodging, meals, support services and transportation to medical centers throughout the metropolitan area. Funding from this award will focus on supporting families with young children, which make up two thirds of the patients we serve. Many children who stay at HavenHouse are younger than five and are facing the consequences of premature birth, pediatric cancer, injuries, transplants, or orthopedic disorders. Funding for the project Meals for Families In Need of Medical Care will (1) keep families fed and well-nourished during medical treatment, (2) offer nutritious choices for families during a stressful time, and (3) reduce stress levels of patients and their family members.
by: Robin Zellers