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Happy Thanksgiving from Children’s

Each year, thousands of families come from all over the world to Children’s Hospital Boston for care. But travel and medical costs can be expensive, leaving many families stuck with the challenge of finding affordable housing in Boston while their child receives treatment and medical stays that can last for weeks or months.

To help ease the burden for some of our families, Children’s has two residential buildings, The Autumn Street House and Yawkey Family Inn, that families can stay at for free and often act as a homes-away-from-home during their visits.Tucked away in quiet residential neighborhoods, each house is just a short walk from Children’s main campus, but their peaceful and family-centered environments make them feel miles away.

Still, despite the calm of their surroundings, being away from family and friends on holidays can take a heavy toll on many of the residents’ spirits. The dedicated staff and volunteer team at both Autumn Street and Yawkey Family Inn are sensitive to these feelings, and pride themselves on making each residence feel as home-like as possible during holidays. This past Thanksgiving was a prime example, as a small team of volunteers cooked and served a feast for the 35 families who were staying at either the Autumn Street House or Yawkey Family Inn.

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