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Free Lodging

Home for Healing offers free lodging for parents with a baby in the NICU, cancer patients and their caregivers, and families with a loved one in ICU receiving care at any of the local hospitals.

The Home provides a peaceful and restorative environment with all the all the supplies guests will need so they can fully focus on their healing journey. Reservations are made with a referral through your social worker at your treating facility.  

Our Home

The home is a spacious 13,500 square foot house with two guest wings each has:

  • a full kitchen
  • laundry room with supplies
  • bedroom with two twin beds and private bath
  • living rooms
  • free WiFi and cable TV
  • two covered porches with grills
  • convenient lit parking with a safe and secured facility
  • centrally located near restaurants, Walgreens, shopping, and parks
  • Rock City Metro stop in front of the building
Guest Support

Guests staying at Home for Healing have access to:

  • snacks and drinks as well as frozen meals from our community and volunteers
  • Hiland Dairy products for milk, chocolate milk, juices, yogurt, and ice cream
  • living room with books, movies puzzles and activities
  • a great room for meetings and community activities with access to our Serenity Garden

We aim to overcome any additional barriers to healing our guests may face by connecting them with other resources in our community.

Guest Amenities

All of this is provided at no cost to you:

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  • Full kitchens with basic cooking supplies, paper products, and coffee maker
  • Living rooms with big screen cable TV, DVD player with movies, games, puzzles, books, massage chair, recliners, large dining room table, and a group area
  • Community breast pump (with hospital-supplied attachments) and a separate freezer to store breast milk
  • Charcoal grill on the patio
  • Serenity Garden for relaxation
  • In-house opportunities include: haircuts, and ordering free wigs
  • Connections to community partners for additional services like, food, clothing, spiritual help, bus passes, and more.
Common questions

Frequently Asked Questions & Answers

Who can stay at Home for Healing?

Home for Healing offers free lodging for parents with a baby in the NICU, cancer patients and their caregivers, and families with a loved one in ICU. We serve all local hospitals.

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How can I stay at the home?

Your social worker must submit a referral form for a patient or family's stay at Home for Healing.

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How much does it cost to stay at Home for Healing?

There is no charge to stay at the Home. Donations are accepted.

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Are all the meals provided?

There is a full kitchen with everything you need to cook. Paper products and all the basics are there for your use. The Home for Healing does not have an in-house food service, but the staff at Home for Healing will attempt to have meals provided each week for families.

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Is there wireless internet in the house?

There is wireless internet at Home for Healing a wireless access code may be obtained in your welcome book in your room or at the front desk.

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Are there TVs in the rooms?

There is a TV with cable in each of the guest rooms. There are several more throughout the house.

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Is there transportation to my appointment?

UAMS provides free transportation to and from Home for Healing Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 11 p.m. Contact your treatment facility for access to transportation. There is also a Rock Region Metro Stop in front of Home for Healing.

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Can I change my caregiver during my stay?

Yes. There can only be one caregiver per room, but you can change caregivers during your stay. You will need to notify the front desk of any changes.

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How long can I stay?

We are here for you as long as you need us while you or your family is undergoing treatment or your baby is in the NICU. There is not a maximum stay, and you do not have to check in and out.

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Do you provide cleaning supplies?

Yes, all the cleaning supplies you need. The common areas are cleaned professionally Monday – Friday. Patient rooms are cleaned upon departure.

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Who owns and operates Home for Healing?

We are a 501c3 local non-profit owned and operated by our governing board of directors.

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How can I help?

We need supplies, donations of products, monetary donations, and volunteers. Click below to see our wish lists.

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