Let us care for you,
while you care for them

We keep families together by offering a welcoming home close to Silicon Valley hospitals, with a caring and compassionate environment that inspires hope.

A Home Away From Home

for families and caregivers with loved ones in Silicon Valley hospitals

Day Use


A quick shower, a cup of coffee or a spot to make some calls. Our house is a ‘home away from home’ for anyone with a loved one in Bay Area hospitals.

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Dinner is Served


Sometimes the best reminder of home is a hot meal with good people. The JW House community provides home cooked meals to our guests Mondays Through Fridays at 6 p.m..

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Overnight Lodging


Being close to ailing loved ones makes a difficult time a bit easier. We provide overnight lodging and meals so caregivers can be there, when it really matters.

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Guest Stories

The Ramos Family

The Ramos Family   Vivian Ramos was a happy three-year-old girl when, one day in January 2018, she fell at home and started throwing up. Concerned, her parents Alfred and Lauren took her to the hospital, where they learned what no parent wants to hear: Vivian had brain cancer. She was immediately transferred to Kaiser…

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The Villalobos Family

The Villalobos Family   Cynthia was 23 and preparing for her doctoral program in public health when she suffered from a stroke. At the time, doctors projected that her survival rate was just 1%. Cynthia’s sister, Evelyn, and their mom spent all day everyday in the hospital for over a year to be by their…

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The Lupercio Family

The Lupercio Family   15 years ago Martin Lupercio began having heart failure. After a successful bypass surgery, Martin returned to his daily life in Sacramento, CA where he lived with his family. This past August Martin’s heart began to fail again and he was rushed from a hospital in Sacramento to Kaiser Permanente in…

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Volunteering at JW House

Good people doing amazing work

Our volunteers help deliver our foundational services to families. It's people like you who keep JW House thriving.  

Discover how you can be part of this amazing community.

Thank You to Our Partners and Sponsors!

The JW House Story

A home away from home for families caring for a loved one.

nights provided
day-use visits
volunteer hours
dinners served

JW House began as the idea of Jan-Willem (JW) Knapen, a boy who in the midst of battling cancer, wanted to do something to help other children and families facing similar situations.

Learn more about the history, impact, and leadership of JW House.