I can't believe it is already the New Year and with it comes the conclusion of LilyPads Housing's first year in existence. We have had such and exciting and busy year! Since opening our doors officially in March 2019, LilyPads Housing has served 15 families, consisting of 52 patients and their family members for 106 nights of lodging. Our families traveled from 14 different counties across our Commonwealth. They were being cared for by 5 different specialties at the Children'
We are so excited to announce that LilyPads Housing is open for business! We have been busy putting together our guest welcome packets in preparation. (Many thanks to CharlottesvilleFamily for so many wonderful resources for our families!) We currently have ten host families that are generously opening their homes to pediatric families in need of housing and more on the way. We want to thank our volunteers from the bottom of our hearts! We are working with UVA to begin ref
LilyPads Housing is featured today in an NBC29 article. Hooray! We are a member of the UVA Housing Collaborative, a collection of local non-profit organizations all working together to help provide different lodging options for UVA pediatric families in need. Through our collaboration, we hope that all families will have a place to stay when their child needs medical care at UVA. Local Nonprofits Partner to House UVA Children’s Hospital Families Posted: Mar 29, 2018 8:49 A
Have you ever wondered why LilyPads exists? Why does Charlottesville need additional lodging for pediatric patients and families? Help exists for the families of children hospitalized at UVA, but more is needed; Charlottesville’s Ronald McDonald House operates continuously between 98-100% capacity. UVA Hospitality House meets some of the need, but does not allow children by policy. Many families of pediatric patients are left to choose between a long, costly hotel stay or sle
LilyPads: an innovative solution to meeting the demand for medical housing in the Charlottesville area. One of our strengths as an organization is that our available lodging is not finite as it is with a “brick and mortar” establishment. If we find we need to be able to accommodate more guests, we have the ability to recruit more host homes in order to meet this need. This aspect of our organization places us in a unique position to be able to easily grow in response to the