Providing Lodging and Caring Support for Families of patients requiring medical care in Greater Philadelphia.

Raised So Far

$26,764 / 50,000


Rahwa is a 4 year-old girl with a rare and complex heart defect.

Through the kindness of many strangers, her family escaped from Afghanistan. Her family was then brought to the U.S. so she could be seen at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. A treatment plan is being developed likely to require many surgeries over a lengthy period of time.

From October 28-November 16, Rahwa, her parents, brothers ages 1 and 7, uncle and grandmother were welcomed into a HOSTS for HOSPITALS home in Center City. Philadelphia showed itself the true ‘City of Brotherly Love’ as neighbors joined in providing food, warm clothing and other essentials!

Rahwa’s family has moved to a new HOSTS for HOSPITALS home as the evaluation of her medical condition continues.

(Check back each week to be updated on this developing story)

Help provide lodging, hotel rooms, AirBnBs, in-law suites, cottage houses, corporate apartments, vacant homes or apartments.
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Donate to help others in need of housing near a loved one in a hospital in the Philadelphia area.
All of us working together to grow our housing networks:

  • at Host-homes with Hosts present as well, where Hosts and guests are vaccinated,

  • at Private-Setting Housing, where the guest party includes an unvaccinated member, whether due to belief, patient condition or a guest who is a child.

    Please contact us if you or someone you know may have housing to offer, for any length of time, at any time this year and next.

  • “We couldn’t find any places where we all could stay there”

    Our deepest thanks to these Corporate Community Partners

    Ways to Donate

    Every dollar you contribute helps make
    someone’s medical journey a little easier.

    Growing Our Programs


    Help us grow the type, number and geographic locations of housing in our network, especially those that are private-setting lodging


    Raising awareness of our programs at any company or community group where you have a connection


    Thanks to our Greater Philadelphia medical systems that refer patients & sponsor us

    Shared Stories

    Personal journeys, life-long bonds and heartfelt appreciation.

    A Third Set of Grandparents
    The HOSTS for HOSPITALS story
    A Journey for Heroes