This House is a place where caregivers refuel for the fight ahead with nutritious meals, restful sleep, and play areas. A place where they rally around hope alongside fellow fighters. A place that needs more space. In 2016 alone, we were forced to turn families away 798 times due to a lack of space. It breaks our hearts. Our Hope and Healing Expansion project will provide a 100% increase in size: 20 new rooms for 20 more families.Donate Now
Our updated House will bring the treatment to the patients. Nebraska Medicine will operate an in-House treatment area – providing an unprecedented level of care with the goal of improving patient outcomes and the overall guest experience.
Additionally, because we do not provide financial assistance for our families, we will partner with Angels Among Us, an organization that seeks to lessen the financial burden families face while their children fight cancer. This collaboration will provide our families with another layer of support to help them through this difficult time.
Donated toys are gifted to children at check-in, birthdays, holidays, game nights etc. The toy room expansion will allocate 82 sq. ft. of space to showcase the toys behind glass instead of behind closed doors, allowing children to window shop while their family is signing paperwork. The toy room will be directly adjacent to the office of the program manager who regularly interfaces with all families.Donate Now
Our kitchen is a bonding area where some of our strongest programming takes place, including our “Meals that Heal” program, which recruits community volunteers to prepare meals for house guests all year. Our kitchen expansion will include:
- Two additional cook tops and an oven
- A play area inside the kitchen so parents can supervise while cooking
- A private dining area
- A main floor pantry
The current check-in process, while completed with compassion, is done in a very transactional environment with the program manager and family separated by a desk and computer. The new model allows for a private room designed for a conversational, supportive atmosphere with no desks, a potential computer located out of sight and seating configured for a more comfortable experience.Donate Now
Due to relocation, travel and transition, our guests - especially siblings - experience gaps in education. This expansion will allow us to convert our board room into a classroom for our nonprofit education partners to teach after-school programming curriculum. We also found that adult programming (ESL, financial literacy, parenting, lactation, yoga, etc.) is greatly needed and are collaborating with both not-for-profit and private enterprise partners to provide appropriate courses.Donate Now
Our 15 employees currently office out of bedrooms, the living room and the kitchen. The expansion will address all of the staffing needs for appropriate space by adding six offices and additional cubicles to accommodate all staff in the future.Donate Now
As a primarily volunteer-run (2,600+ annually) organization, we are in need of space designed specifically for these individuals. The expansion allows for a new 105-sq. ft. volunteer room adjacent to the kitchen. The space can be used for planning, communication, storage for the Meals that Heal program, etc.Donate Now
Currently, the only private spaces in the House are the bedrooms. The expansion will allow for two quiet rooms and an additional non-denominational chapel/contemplation room to address this need.Donate Now
Located inside the kitchen, our current mail area is accessible to visitors and residents alike. The new build will allow all mail to be secured and separated from the general public by the staff or volunteer working at the reception desk.Donate Now
Your donation will allow more families to fight–and heal–together.