Where Home and Hearts Come Together


P.O. Box 20135
Roanoke, VA 24018

©2019 by The Roanoke Hospitality House Team.


The Roanoke Hospitality House


A 501(c)3 Non-Profit Organization      

Compassion and Love in Times of Need


What is a Hospitality House?

Roanoke is a medical community with several outstanding medical centers and limited affordable lodging for adult patients and their families.

Caregivers often must camp out in hospital waiting rooms, hallways, and in their cars. Hospital personnel observe that many very sick patients are more concerned about their family’s living situation than about their own recovery.

Many families of inpatients from local hospitals require lodging each night. In addition, dozens of outpatients with serious conditions and their caregivers need accommodations. The Roanoke Hospitality House would help alleviate this huge need for affordable, comfortable lodging and would also provide a loving community of support  Day guests could stop by the Hospitality House and use common areas for food, laundry, television, or computers. 

Staff and volunteers would be on site to assist the families who stay at the House, as well as the outpatients who come for day respite in between treatments such as radiation and chemotherapy.

Referrals to The Roanoke Hospitality House could be made by staff at our local medical centers and providers.

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Our Story

What Ignited the Project?

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In 2013, Charlie, was diagnosed with Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia.  Over the course of his illness, his family made themselves at home at the SECU Family House in Winston-Salem, NC where they traveled from Marion, VA. Living this experience made them realize early on the impact of a hospitality home.

The family discussed on occasions, prior to his passing, that Roanoke was also in need of this home away from home for traveling patients and their families facing medical care or treatments.

After Charlie's passing in October 2017, his family began to use his memory to ignite that dream and make it a reality.  

This brings us to where we are today and we need to team with the Roanoke community but also with the surrounding communities heavily impacted by the hardships imposed when travel for medical treatment is required.  

Would you like to support our efforts? 

We are an officially recognized 501(c)3 Non-Profit Organization.

Tax Deductible Donations

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How Can I Help NOW?

Currently our greatest needs are:

  1. Major Namesake Donor - Do you know of someone or a company interested in a philantropic opportunity?  The opportunity for significant brand awareness and positive community perception is very real.

  2. Donations towards start-up and operational needs. No donation is too large or too small.

  3. Sharing our vision and message.


Get Involved

You Can Make a Difference

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Volunteer Your Time

Show Your Support

This is one of the simplest ways to help out our cause. We believe the best way for our initiatives to be successful is for the community to actively get involved. This is an easy and efficient way of contributing to the great work we do at The Roanoke Hospitality House. Get in touch with any questions about how you can Volunteer Your Time today.

Make a Donation

Make A True Change

Officially Recognized 501(c)3 Non-Profit Organization
Tax Deductible Donations

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Partner with Us

Help Us Soar

Want to join our efforts but not sure where to start? Partner with Us and take advantage of this incredible opportunity to lend your support. It’s a great way to contribute to our cause, and every little bit counts towards paving the path for a better tomorrow. Get in touch with us today for more details about how you can help.


Future Opportunities For Getting Involved

Once Our Home is Up and Running

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Guest Room Sponsorship

At The Roanoke Hospitality House, we are dedicated to ensuring our guests have an updated, clean and accommodating place to stay so we will be searching for companies, individuals, civic groups, Sunday School classes, etc. to adopt a room and sponsor its creation/remodel and furnishing.

Specialty Room Sponsorships

With this initiative, our goal is to promote community which is vital to the success of a Hospitality House and to each guest.  We will be in need of sponsors for a community kitchen, community space, laundry, chapel, library, etc.

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Keeping the Lights On

With our organization’s mission always in mind, it will be critical to ensure that funding is available to provide a high level of services and accountability to our guests. This will require ongoing partnerships with individuals, groups and companies to fund the day to day expenses of our mission.


Future Opportunities For Getting Involved

Once Our Home is Up and Running

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Meal Prep

At The Roanoke Hospitality House, we are dedicated to ensuring our guests are comfortable and relaxed.  One way of doing this is providing a home-cooked meal from time to time.  Volunteers may sign up to provide a potluck style meal for guests.

Housekeeping and Maintenance

Daily Housekeeping as well as deep cleaning of the house, anything that you can clean at your house you can clean at the hospitality house—from sweeping, mopping, vacuuming, folding laundry, dusting, etc. Handymen will be in high demand

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Assemble Care Giver Bags

Gather items(such as lotions, puzzle books, personal care items, or notepads) and assemble in care bags to give to guests at check-in.