Since July 26, 1972 Kevin Guest House has
quietly been serving a special group of individuals. As the nation's
first hospital hospitality house, Kevin Guest House strives to
provide the best "home away from home" to outpatients and caregivers
of patients hospitalized or receiving outpatient therapy in a
Buffalo area hospital.
We offer lodging, breakfast, supportive companionship, and other
needs and ask our guests to only make a minimal donation per night.
Kevin Guest House is a fully independent 501 (c) 3 non-profit
During our history we have served over 45,000 families and
individuals with a wide range of medical conditions, including many
types of cardiovascular problems, cancer, transplants, and other
We currently provide service to patients and family members at
most Buffalo area hospitals including; Roswell Park Cancer
Institute, Erie County Medical Center (ECMC), Buffalo General
Hospital, Millard Fillmore Gates Circle, Veteran's Administration
(VA), Women and Children's Hospital, Sister's of Charity and other
Buffalo area medical facilities.
Kevin Guest House is staffed on a 24-hour basis. Individuals with
family members who are extremely ill often remain at the hospital
during most of the day and overnight. These individuals are welcome
to use the House during the day to rest, bathe, do laundry, have
dinner, watch television, call relatives back home, or just relax
and visit. Individuals are permitted to stay as long as the patient
or outpatient is receiving treatment at an area hospital or medical
center. The average length of stay is four days, but stays range
from one night to several months.
Kevin Guest House also provides four specialized transplant
recovery apartments on our campus. These apartments provide unique
living accommodations for patients and caregivers tending to the
extreme needs of loved ones with immune compromise challenges. Our
apartments are within walking distance to Roswell Park Cancer
Institute and Buffalo General Hospital. The transplant recovery
apartments are fully equipped with television, telephone, 2
bedrooms, full kitchen, laundry facility, linens, bath towels, just
about all you'll need for your recovery time with us.
Historically, contributions from businesses, foundations,
churches, civic and veteran's organizations, individuals, guests and
former guests, as well as fundraising events, have fully supported
our budget. We are very proud that approximately 23% of our
operating budget comes from guests and former guests.
Kevin Guest House spends approximately $74 per guest per day. If
a guest were staying in a local hotel, eating out and incurring
other expenses related to out-of-town living, they would be spending
an average of $195.00 per night. We provide an incredible service to
individuals who otherwise would be placed in an extremely difficult
financial position when they are already having a health-related
crisis. In healthcare today, patients whether insured or not receive
medical care while the burden of expenses incurred while caring for
their loved ones falls on the family. Without our help, these
individuals would be forced to sleep in waiting rooms or not be able
to be with their loved during one of the most critical times of
their life, when uncertainty and fear abound.
We are honored to play a vital part in the health and welfare of
others. Please continue to support our mission and keep us in your
thoughts that we can remain a comfortable and caring "home away from
home" for those most in need.