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Imagine receiving a life-threatening diagnosis requiring weeks of treatment far from your home, family and job. Imagine the relief of finding housing near the hospital, provided at no cost to you, and the comfort of knowing you are not alone. This is the mission of Fair Haven Foundation. Fair Haven exists to share the love of Jesus Christ with out-of-town patients and families of patients being treated at IU Health University Hospital, IUH Methodist Hospital, and IUH Simon Cancer Center in Indianapolis. Fair Haven provides free, temporary housing and compassionate support to these families, creating a "haven" amidst the storm of serious health issues.
Fair Haven Foundation was founded by Amanda Milner, a cancer survivor herself. As an employee of Indiana University Health, Amanda saw first-hand the struggle of patients who have been given a life-threatening diagnosis and must leave homes, families and jobs to travel to Indianapolis for treatment. Fair Haven’s board of directors, staff, and dedicated volunteers all have a passion to serve these patients and their families and shine the light of Christ’s love during this time of great need.
Thousands of patients come to Indianapolis each year from across the Midwest for expertise and specialized care for many types of cancer, cardiovascular disease, organ transplant, high-risk pregnancy, and other conditions. Fair Haven serves these seriously ill patients and their families. We share the love of Christ during a time of great difficulty by providing a convenient and comfortable place to stay near the hospital. Our "home away from home" makes urgently needed care accessible for patients and enables families to stay together at a time when they need each other most. Since 2008, Fair Haven has provided more than 9,000 nights of lodging to over 300 patients & families.
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