A place to heal
A place to be with family


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    When a child is seriously ill or injured, the cost of medical care may be covered by insurance, but travel and hotel accommodations might not be. ROTARY HOUSE provides a "home away from home" for a family member who requires longer term temporary accommodations, lasting four or more months. Providing longer-term temporary housing means one less thing for these families to worry about. ROTARY HOUSE is a gift of peace of mind -- for both the worried family members and an anxious child.
    A place to heal
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    Family members want to stay right next to their child, sometimes, literally on the floor next to the hospital bed. The expense of staying at a nearby hotel and traveling back and forth imposes an oppressive financial and psychological burden on the family, creating even more stress in an already overwhelming situation. ROTARY HOUSE is within walking distance of UC Davis Children's Hospital. The parent or guardian of a child may stay at ROTARY HOUSE for the entire course of long term treatment -- for free.
    A place to be with family


While a family's attention is focused on the most important thing in their life -- the health of their child -- ROTARY HOUSE provides a peaceful, fully-furnished single-family “home away from home” for one family at a time.  Amenities include a kitchen with full-size refrigerator, stove, and dishwasher, living room, television, VCR, children’s books, games, and movies, 2 bedrooms, wheelchair accessible bathroom and shower, and washer/dryer.

A family may be offered the opportunity to stay at ROTARY HOUSE based upon vacancy, the child's diagnosis and expected length of child's course of treatment, the proximity of the famly's permanent home to UC Davis Children's Hospital, and other relevant factors.  

ROTARY HOUSE was built by Rotarians, community volunteers, and private businesses who donated hundreds of hours of labor, thousands of dollars worth of material, and monetary contributions.

The seven Sacramento area partner Rotary clubs continue to  support OAK PARK ROTARY HOUSE with financial contributions, time, and labor. 

ROTARY HOUSE does not discriminate based upon race, religion, ethnicty, gender, age, or sexual orientation.