Established in March 2009, St. Margaret’s Hospital Guild Haven of Hope is a rest center for families of critically injured trauma patients who are being treated at Eskenazi Health. It provides sleeping arrangements, bathing and laundry facilities, and a quiet place of respite to individuals who find themselves traveling a significant distance to be with their loved ones during those first few critical days of care when finding a hotel and making local travel arrangements are the last things on someone’s mind.
Since opening, the program has served hundreds of family members from outside of Marion County who want to stay close to a patient during a significant hospitalization but lack the means to secure lodging with family, friends or a hotel. The program is funded by a generous grant from St. Margaret’s Hospital Guild as well as by donations from families and community members.
For more information on St. Margaret’s Hospital Guild Haven of Hope, please contact Eskenazi Health Spiritual Care at 317.880.7120.