Kiwanis Family House

Housing for Families in Medical Crisis

two guests checking inKiwanis Family House is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing temporary housing for families of seriously ill or injured patients being treated at the UC Davis Medical Center in Sacramento or at Shriners Hospital. The Kiwanis Family House is a home-away-from-home for families who must travel at least 35 miles from home to seek medical treatment. Patients and their families often travel long distances to receive treatment at the UC Davis Medical Center and Shriners Hospital. Finding low-cost lodging near the hospital can be important to these families, especially if the patient has a life-threatening injury or illness and if the treatment period lasts for an extended period of time . The Kiwanis Family House, located on UC Davis Medical Center grounds, offers inexpensive family accommodations – with individual bedrooms, fully equipped kitchens, bathrooms, food and clothes closets, laundry and hook-ups for recreational vehicles. We also have free internet access, free long distance telephone calls, spiritual counseling, free parking and a free shuttle bus to the hospital. Kiwanis Clubs from around the Sacramento region provide financial and volunteer support for the facility. Guests come to the Kiwanis Family House through a referral system. Referrals are accepted from UCD Medical Center social workers, emergency rooms, and doctor’s offices. Call the hospital Social Services at (916) 734-2234 for more information. A daily rent fee of $50 is requested from each family.  

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