The mission of Mad Anthonys Children’s Hope House is to offer temporary, minimal-cost lodging to parents and families of children receiving medical care away from home; to provide families with a place of comfort, hope and emotional support; to serve families regardless of race, gender, religious or political affiliation; and never turn away any family due to inability to pay.
Principal Services and Purpose
Mad Anthonys Children’s Hope House is dedicated to providing families with children in any community hospital with overnight accommodations in a family-centered, home-like, supportive environment. Ten private family bedrooms with baths are available at Children’s Hope, as well as shared areas including a kitchen with a fully stocked food pantry, a library with Internet access, a relaxing television lounge, exercise room and laundry facilities. Children’s Hope is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week to registered house guest families.
Our guest book notes from families:
“Thank you for allowing us to be here. It helps to not have to leave & drive 2 hours away from Olivia. We love being here with her and you make it possible.”
“Thank you Hope House! We appreciate all your generosity and hospitality. Thank you for allowing us to spend lots of time with our son. We will continue to pray for this ministry!”
“We appreciate everything that you do for people with sick children. Thank you for providing us a warm meal! This makes budgeting money so much easier. God bless you all and for what you do!”
Mad Anthonys Children’s Hope House has provided a home-away-from-home to over 5,400 individuals representing over 21,000 nights since opening our doors in December 2003.
A $10 per night donation is requested from each house guest family, however, no family is turned away due to inability to pay. Our actual cost for a guest’s overnight stay is around $100 per night per room.
Children’s Hope relies on foundation, grants, events, corporate and individual contributions to fund the overnight accommodations and services provided.