“We know that when illness afflicts one person, an entire family can suffer. The mission of the Edmond J. Safra Family Lodge is to give those families a place to remain resilient and together.”
— Mrs. Lily Safra
Chairman, Edmond J. Safra Philanthropic Foundation
Since its opening in 2005, the Edmond J. Safra Family Lodge has provided more than 90,000 room nights for family caregivers from around the world, providing a rejuvenating haven from the stresses that serious illness of a loved one can impose. The lodge is designed to be more home than hotel.
Located on the NIH campus, the Edmond J. Safra Family Lodge provides no-cost accommodations to families of adult patients receiving care at the NIH Clinical Center. In addition to their own private rooms, guests are free to use the lodge's many amenities: a library, a business and telecommuting center, a fitness center, a children's play area, several lounge areas, a healing garden, and home-style kitchen. The handsome and tranquil setting is designed to foster much-needed rest and relaxation.
private involvement, the foundation enabled individuals and organizations to contribute nearly $10 million to build the Edmond J. Safra Family Lodge, which opened in June 2005.
Mrs. Lily Safra, along with the Edmond J. Safra Philanthropic Foundation, provided the principal private funding for construction. Ongoing operations are funded directly by the Clinical Center, but the foundation has a commitment to enhancing the lives of the lodge residents during their stay. Through funds that the foundation raises, a daily continental breakfast is offered, as well as ongoing maintenance and guest services.
To discuss these opportunities, please call Caite Gilmore at 301-402-5311, or contact her by email at: cgilmore [at] fnih [dot] org.
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“The Edmond J. Safra Family Lodge is a sanctuary, a refuge. The staff is always warm and welcoming; the atmosphere is caring, quiet and a real “home away from home.”
— Safra Family Lodge Guest
Take a tour with this slideshow of recent photos.
Slideshow photos by: Heather Weingardt
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