The Comfort Fund allows the Guest House to provide financial assistance to families who otherwise could not afford to be near to their loved ones during a medical crisis.

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    Home of IMD Guest House.

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  • Guests in Community Room

  • Wheelchair Accessible Kitchenette

  • Volunteers and Guest

Special Events

2015 Annual Red-and-White Wine Tasting!
Thursday, October 8th, 2015 at Carnivale Restaurant
Pictures now available. 

Be Involved

Volunteer Opportunities

Learn about upcoming volunteer opportunities at the Guest House or see what our Jr Board is up to.

Find out how to volunteer. 


IMD appreciates its Chicago Medical and Community partners.

2015 Wine Tasting at Carnivale!

IMD Guest House invites you to our annual wine tasting, Red-and-White on Thursday Night, celebrating 10 years of service to families.  We are pleased to return to Carnivale, one of Chicago’s premier West Loop dining destinations.

Enjoy a variety of specially selected wines and unique Latin-inspired hors d’Oeuvres, in Carnivale’s distinctive, exotic, energetic and festive atmosphere.  There will also be an auction with one-of-a-kind prizes.

In 2014, we raised $30,000 to support the Guest House Comfort Fund, which ensures that no families are turned away for financial reasons.  This year, we hope to raise more than $40,000 which will help us continue to offer services and financial assistance to our guests, and help us expand services to host military veterans and their families.  We hope you will join the celebration!

The 2015 Red-and-White committee is Co-Chaired by Chuck Gavzer, Sarah Grady and Lisa Saul.

When Families Need to Stay Close

The IMD Guest House Foundation started in response to a critical need for affordable accommodations where family members can stay while their loved one receives medical treatment in the Illinois Medical District area.

Seven days a week, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, the Guest House serves people in need. The Guest House’s mission has expanded over time to include not only family members, but also the patients themselves, when they travel to Chicago for outpatient treatment. Each person who stays at the Guest House’s facilities is provided with comfortable, affordable accommodations for as long as they need it. The Guest House is the only such facility in Chicago that serves both children and adult patients, and families of children and adult patients, providing comfort and a safe haven at a time when energy must be directed to larger issues. Each of the hospitals in the Illinois Medical District is within walking distance of the Guest House’s accommodations.

IMD Guest House asks for a nominal nightly rate for the accommodations, but no family is ever turned away for their inability to pay.