This fundraiser closed 3 months ago
Home Away Boston provides free housing for families who travel to Boston seeking medical care for their critically ill children. The out of pocket expenses for families coming to Boston for medical care is quite substantial. According to the Boston Globe, the average night at a Boston hotel costs $246.00. At such a rate the cost for an average stay of six weeks would be more than $9,000.00 for each family. This illustrates the enormous financial burden that rests on families who must travel here for medical treatment. And it demonstrates the very real and tangible impact our donors and supporters, have on our guest families.
Since opening our first 2 apartments in October 2012, Home Away Boston has been able to house 17 families who have traveled far from their homes for treatment at the world renowned MassGeneral Hospital.
Unfortunately, the demand for housing is much greater than we can currently satisfy. In the last 6 months we have had to turn away 12 families that needed a place to stay simply because we didn't have an apartment to give them.
With your help we can raise enough money to lease another apartment in hopes that we never have to turn away a family in need again.