A “home away from home” for transplant families

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THE BIG 10 from the 10th Year

We are proud to highlight the top 10 accomplishments from 2021. Our mission to support transplant families remains strong because of our community.

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Family Stories

Read more about families who stay at Gift of Life Howie’s House and their transplant journeys.

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A Timeline of Our Journey Together

Gift of Life Howie’s House opened in 2011 and has provided comfort and hope to thousands of families along their transplant journeys.

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Mission and History

Since 2011, Gift of Life Howie’s House has served as a “home away from home” for transplant patients and their families by providing temporary, affordable lodging and supportive services to those who travel to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania for transplant-related care.

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Gift of Life Howie's House News and Blog

On Gift of Life Howie’s House Blog, read about the transplant journey from the perspective of caregivers, recipients, transplant social workers and more. Catch up on the latest news, House Happenings, and see how you can get involved.

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Gift of Life Howie's House Newsletter

Read past issues of Howie’s House UPDATE, a newsletter highlighting transplant stories, events, volunteers and more!

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Staff and Advisory Board

From Leadership to Guest Services, the dedicated staff and advisory board of Gift of Life Howie’s House are specialized in a variety of fields to best serve our transplant families.

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Gift of Life Howie's House Dedication

Learn more about the renaming of Gift of Life Family House to Gift of Life Howie’s House to honor our Founder, Howard M. Nathan.

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Annual Report

“When our doors opened, we made the promise to never turn a family away due to inability to pay our nightly fee. Over the last 10 years, this promise has never been broken thanks to the selflessness of our community.”

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