Believe In Tomorrow FAQs
- What is the organization’s official name?
Believe In Tomorrow National Children’s Foundation. back to top
- What is Believe In Tomorrow’s mission?
Believe In Tomorrow provides exceptional hospital and respite housing services to critically ill children and their families. We believe in keeping families together during a child’s medical crisis, and that the gentle cadence of normal family life has a powerful influence on the healing process. back to top
- Who does Believe In Tomorrow serve?
Believe In Tomorrow serves families from all over the United States, and from foreign countries, who have a child with a life-threatening illness. The children are undergoing active treatment and 17-years of age or under. Believe In Tomorrow continues to serve children and their families for a year after they finish active treatment. back to top
- Is Believe In Tomorrow a national organization?
Believe In Tomorrow is a national non-profit organization, serving families from every state, and many foreign countries in our hospital and respite housing programs. back to top
- How is Believe In Tomorrow related to the Children’s House at Johns Hopkins?
Although incorporated separately, Believe In Tomorrow built and operates the Believe In Tomorrow Children’s House at Johns Hopkins. The Children’s House is a part of the Believe In Tomorrow Hospital Housing Program. back to top
- What are the official names of your facilities?
See Question 8.
- Which facilities are hospital housing and which facilities are respite housing?
See Question 8.
- Where is each facility located?
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- Believe In Tomorrow House By The Sea, Ocean City, Md. (On Atlantic Ocean)
- Believe In Tomorrow House on Wisp Mountain, McHenry, Md. (Allegheny Mountains)
- Believe In Tomorrow House on Fenwick Island, Fenwick Island, Del. (Near Atlantic Ocean)
- Believe In Tomorrow House on the Bay, Ocean City, Md. (On a bay off Atlantic Ocean)
- Believe In Tomorrow House at Pinnacle Falls, Hendersonville, N.C. (Private mountain community) opening 2009
- What is the Hospital Housing Program?
As a leader in hospital housing, Believe In Tomorrow offers families a place to stay when traveling far from home for medical treatment. The Believe In Tomorrow Children’s House at Johns Hopkins provides a “home-away-from-home” to families worldwide who are traveling to the Johns Hopkins Hospital for treatment. The 15-bedroom facility offers a community of support while providing over 2,000 individual overnight accommodations each month to children and their families. A second hospital housing facility, the Believe In Tomorrow House at St. Casimir, located in Canton, Md., has seven individual apartments. This nationally significant project is the first stand-alone hospital housing facility in the United States to focus exclusively on the long-term housing needs of pediatric bone marrow transplant patients, and their parents and siblings. back to top
- What is the Respite Housing Program?
With the only respite housing program in the United States, Believe In Tomorrow provides children with life-threatening illnesses and their families an escape from the stressful routine of medical treatments. Families are invited to a peaceful destination to renew themselves mentally and physically, free of charge, and spend quality time together while enjoying simple activities that characterize family life. Believe In Tomorrow occasionally receives generous donations such as free meals or free activities for the families to enjoy while staying at the respite facilities. back to top
- What is the Military Initiative?
Families in the United States Armed Forces with a child receiving treatment at a military hospital often find themselves far from home without the support of extended family members. The Military Initiative prioritizes military families in our respite housing facilities. Believe In Tomorrow therefore acts as an outside support system that gives the opportunity for military families to reconnect in a comfortable environment. We continue to serve both military and civilian families in all of our facilities, but two respite houses are dedicated to the Military Initiative: the Believe In Tomorrow House On The Bay, opened summer 2008, and the Believe In Tomorrow House at Pinnacle Falls, opening in 2009. back to top
- What are some Believe In Tomorrow statistics?
Believe In Tomorrow…
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- celebrates its 30th Anniversary in 2012.
- has provided over 600,000 individual overnight accommodations.
- provides over 2,000 individual overnight accommodations each month at the Believe In Tomorrow Children’s House at Johns Hopkins.
- volunteers and donors have provided over 6,000 meals to families through the hospital housing program, alone.
- created the concept of pediatric respite housing in the United States.
- built the first stand-alone residential facility that serves the long-term housing needs of pediatric bone marrow transplant patients and their families.
- is a leader in pediatric support services for military families with critically ill children.
- uses 93% of all donations to fund its programs.
- How do I schedule an interview with Believe In Tomorrow’s Founder & CEO?
Please contact our communications associate at 410-744-1032 to set up an interview or for any further information. back to top
- Where is the Believe In Tomorrow office located?
Believe In Tomorrow main office is located in Baltimore, Md. back to top
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