Think about how many book clubs, music venues, school programs, community fairs, speakers series, holiday gatherings, organization and neighborhood association meetings which you, your family & friends take part.
Each of these types of venues are wonderful opportunities to let people know how through they may help relieve the stress, anxiety and financial burdens of patient-families traveling to Greater Philadelphia for medical care.
Each year we have exhibitors space at the Pennsylvania Conference for Women. At the October 2019 conference over 40 people signed up, together having affiliations with 22 organizations. One was the Philly Charities which subsequently gave us a $15,000 grant. Five people are becoming Hosts, and “Lunch and Learn” meetings are already scheduled with associates at a number of the companies.
No community gathering is too small, for just one new host will make a world of difference to the patient-families whom they Help.
As a first step, please call 484-380-2999 or send us a message below.
To save patient-families great expense and needless anxiety about where they will be staying,we work with medical department staff to make the Host-home lodging optioneffectively known to patient-familiesas close in time as possible to when a medical trip has been arranged.
When you or your colleagues know of a patient-family that may benefit from being able to stay at a host-home, we recommend that you tell the family these three things:
1) That you know of a program that may have a wonderful lodging option for them.
2) That if they wish, you will have someone from our program contact them.
3) They will be under no obligation to accept lodging if offered.
With the family’s permission you may then call/email us with the contact information for the family.
From experiences over many years, we know that merely giving out our phone number is not effective, as families often are too overwhelmed by the medical situation to give timely attention to their lodging.
The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Center for Fetal Diagnosis & Treatment Team
Over the last three years, social workers Liz Morris, Jessica Hertzog and their associates have referred 114 of their patient-families to HOSTS for HOSPITALS!
• Printed brochures are available upon your request.
• In-service presentations may be arranged at your convenience
• We are happy to have our information table at any patient-attended functions or conferences
• Our guest-application is available in English, Spanish and Mandarin versions here.
We strive to make interacting with our program as easy as possible,
as we are deeply appreciate of your time and dedication
In making the difference which you do.