The Restorative Power of a Few Moments
Special message regarding COVID-19
Over the last few months, we have had to make some difficult decisions to ensure the safety of our guests, volunteers, and staff. JW House closed our doors in March, pausing our Day Use and Dinner is Served Programs, as well as all volunteering. We continued to provide lodging to any family in need through our generous partner hotels.
After extensive planning and enhancing our safety measures at the House, including implementing health checks to all who enter the House, we have slowly begun to reopen our services. We are currently serving registered overnight families at JW House, as well as our partner hotels.
We recently launched our Dinner Pickup program as an alternative to our traditional Dinner is Served program. We are now providing complimentary contact-free pickup meals for families with loved ones in local hospitals, multiple nights per week.
Day Use program remains on hold until further notice. Weekly volunteers have been welcomed back, should they feel comfortable. All staff, volunteers and guests are required to wear face coverings/masks and wash hands frequently while at JW House.
We look forward to resuming additional services and welcoming all volunteers and guests back when it is safe to do so. Thank you for being patient and sticking by our side during this time.
Thank you and please stay healthy!
The Eckman Family Adele was just shy of turning two years old when she caught a respiratory virus, RSV, that hospitalized her with life-threatening seizures. Her parents, Lani and Eric, were no strangers to the hospital, as Adele was born in 2009 with a neuromuscular condition that required regular medical attention. For over a week,…Read More
The Wetschler Family “ You can speak with other House guests that are going through similar situations and understand what you are feeling. Stan and Jayne Wetschler were at their new home in North Carolina on November 15th, 2017, when they received a call no parent wants to receive. Their son Matthew had been in…Read More
The Kramer Family The Kramer family made the trek to Watsonville from Manteca for a summer family vacation. All seemed well, with everyone enjoying themselves away from the business and rapidity of life. However, one day, Abby went to her mother, Michelle, to tell her that she was having trouble breathing. At first, Michelle assumed…Read More
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