IMD Guest House Foundation Awarded
Chicago Non-Profit Begins Expansion and Room Renovations for Fall 2013
One Million Dollar Grant from the State of Illinois for Expansion
On Friday, June 7, 2013 the State of Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity approved a $1 million dollar grant to IMD Guest House Foundation. The IMD Guest House Foundation will utilize the grant to renovate
34 new rooms, re-locate staff offices, plus develop and design a community room where guests can interact and relax. IMD Guest House Foundation originally applied for a state grant back in 2004. The renovations will begin immediately with the goal of completion by September 30, 2013. In addition to the Foundation’s expansion, the University of Illinois at Chicago will prepare 20 additional rooms for future use. IMD Guest House Foundation hopes to expand to 50 rooms by 2015, eventually taking up five floors of the SSR building on the University of Illinois at Chicago campus.
"I don't think I could have afforded to stay somewhere else. This was really a blessing."
“This grant is incredibly important to our foundation’s expansion and to help meet the needs of the patients, caregivers and families whom we support,” explains Michael Mayse, Executive Director of the IMD Guest House Foundation. “Without the Guest House, families would be sleeping in hospital waiting rooms, patient’s rooms and even in their cars. This grant will make a positive difference in our guest’s stay.”
Approximately 60 % of the guests that stay at IMD Guest House are hardship cases. The rates for IMD Guest House accommodations are determined on a sliding scale based on income and special circumstances. No one is turned away from IMD Guest House because of inability to pay.
IMD Guest House is conveniently located within walking distance of the IMD’s amazing medical institutions, including Rush University Medical Center, John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital, Jesse Brown VA Medical Center and the University of Illinois Hospital and Health Science Center.
2014 Annual Golf Outing
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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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.
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