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The Place Where Hope Lives

A photo of a mother holding her child.

A photo of two boys.

The Children's Inn at NIH comforts kids and their families.

Children need the comfort and security of their families—especially when they are being treated for a life-threatening illness far from home. The Children's Inn is a private, non-profit, family-centered residence at the National Institutes of Health campus in Bethesda, Maryland. The Inn off ers a healing, supportive "place like home" for families participating in groundbreaking medical therapies at NIH. Our mission is to care for the heart, soul, and spirit of families during their most trying times.

Families stay at The Inn free of charge. During the past 18 years, nearly 8,600 seriously ill children and their families have made almost 40,000 visits there.

The Children's Inn at NIH
For more information, call (301) 496-5672 or toll free (800) 644-4660 or visit

Spring 2008 Issue: Volume 3 Number 2 Page 28