Believe In Tomorrow Children’s House At Johns Hopkins


1915 McElderry St, Baltimore, MD 21205 | 410-614-2560 | Opened in 1992

The mission of the Children’s House at Johns Hopkins is to provide a family-centered supportive residence for children being treated for life threatening illness and their families.

About Us

The Children’s House at Johns Hopkins opened its doors in 1993 through the generous contributions of The Believe In Tomorrow Children’s Foundation and Stewart and Marlene Greenebaum. More than 3,000 volunteers and over 300 companies joined forces with Believe In Tomorrow to build and furnish this “home away from home.”

The Children’s House at Johns Hopkins provides overnight accommodations, free of charge, to families of children receiving critical care treatment at the world-renowned Johns Hopkins Children’s Center in Baltimore, MD. Accommodating 15 families each night, the facility provides an average of 2,000 overnight stays each month to families from every state in the U.S. The Children’s House is located just one block from the hospital’s entrance and serves as a national model for pediatric hospital housing.

What We Provide

While staying at the Children’s House, families are provided a network of support that allows them to focus on their child’s life threatening illness. Families are encouraged to interact with one another, especially during volunteer-led activities like nightly Family Suppers, which help to promote self-help and mutual support. Our goal is to provide a home away from home when families need it most.

Here are just a few of the amenities available to the children and families who stay with us:

  • Just steps away from hospital entrance
  • Secured and gated private parking
  • Complimentary continental breakfast and family supper served daily
  • Recently renovated, modern double kitchens on each guest room floor
  • Wellness and Relaxation Room
  • Play areas for children of all ages that include books, toys, puzzles, and games
  • State-of-the-art video game room complete with 65-inch OLED 4K TVs, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Wii U.
  • Courtesy business station with printer
  • Local transportation services
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Ways To Give and Get Involved

Giving back and engaging in your local community is incredibly rewarding. We have many ways, large and small, where companies and/or individuals can support our mission and make a valuable impact. Whether it’s through giving or volunteering your time, we can improve the lives of the critically ill children and families who we serve 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Together, we can give them a reason to… “Believe In Tomorrow”.

Wish List

View or download our current Hospital Housing Wish List here!


Click here to learn more about volunteering at The Children’s House at Johns Hopkins.

Naming Opportunities

Our naming opportunities connect your company to this unique and extraordinary healing environment. The Children’s House boasts steady daily traffic volume offering prime exposure to our families, donors, and volunteers, as well as recognition of your brand as a generous and socially responsible corporate citizen. Donors who contribute to the Children’s House at Johns Hopkins may choose to name a room or area of the house for their family, company or in honor or memory of a loved one.

Please call The Children’s House at 410.614.2560 for more information.

Starfish Recognition Wall

You can Purchase a personalized starfish in honor of a special someone, by pledging an annual, recurring donation for our new Stairway of Stars. Our atrium stairway is traversed daily by the families we serve, volunteers and visitors. Buy a Starfish today and support our mission of helping families to Believe In Tomorrow.