Home for Healing is a private, nonprofit facility at 4300 West Markham Street. It is owned by the board of Parents and Friends of Children and Adults, Inc. Home for Healing offers support to parents of NICU babies and individuals and their caregivers undergoing cancer treatment by providing convenient and affordable lodging in a peaceful and restorative environment.
Features of Home for Healing
Home for Healing is a spacious 13,500 square foot house with two guest wings: one has a kitchen, laundry, and five bedrooms and baths for parents who have babies in the UAMS Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) and the other has two kitchens, laundry and 10 bedrooms and baths for cancer patients and their caregivers.
In addition to an office, conference room, meditation area, and manager’s apartment, the home also includes the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute Auxiliary Cancer Support Center comprised of a library, kitchen, activities room, covered porch and great room where functions for cancer patients are held.
In order to stay at Home for Healing, all guests must be referred by a social worker.
If you, your company or your organization are interested in contributing money or other resources to this project, please call 501-978-2900.
About our Guests
There are many reasons why a baby would need to go to a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). Some babies are only in the NICU for a few days and some need the special care for months. No matter how long the baby needs to be in the NICU, it is important for parents to have a safe and restful place to stay and still be close to the hospital, until they can take their baby home.
A cancer diagnosis affects the entire family. And a comfortable place to rest and spend time with a family member can make a big difference in the emotional and physical health of the patient. However, few families can afford the long hotel stays, compounded by lost income, when a loved one must remain near their hospital or clinic for treatment.