caring for a child with a life-threatening illness
"Thank you all for your time and generosity. Elissa has had a smile on her face since she
arrived here at Haven of Hope and it’s all because of you! We love you all and are going to
miss you very, very, very much.” Elissa & Lillian
A REAL VACATION just for you!
Would you and your family like to come out to the country and spend a couple days in an attractive two-bedroom cottage in Hope, New Jersey? Want to relax and get away from all of the stresses of medical treatment and spend time together as a family? Haven Of Hope For Kids hopes to give children dealing with serious illness and their families a renewed sense of mutual support, courage, confidence, joy and optimism.
You and your family can do as much or as little as you want while you are visiting. We will let you decide what activities you would like to participate in during your stay.
You can choose to go fishing, hiking, visiting a local alpaca or dairy farm, horseback riding,or even to explore our historic town and nearby State Parks. During the summer, there is swimming at a nearby pool, or you can spend the day enjoying the rides and water park at Land Of Make Believe. In the winter, there is bowling, sledding, ice skating, and skiing. Camelback and Shawnee Ski Resorts are all close by. In the fall, you can explore a corn maze, go apple or pumpkin picking, or even take a hay ride. And we are conveniently located near numerous shopping centers, and even factory outlets!
Your visit to Haven of Hope for Kids won’t cost you a thing. Upon arrival you will receive sufficient money to purchase food at the local supermarket and to cover all your incidental expenses during your stay. We can even provide transportation! We will pick you up at your home, take you to all activities during your stay and drive you back home.
If you would like to come and stay in one of our two cottages, you need to make arrangements as soon as possible with your social worker at one of our referring hospitals:
ATLANTIC HEALTH CARE SYSTEMS-MORRISTOWN AND OVERLOOK HOSPITALS
HACKENSACK UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER/TOMORROW'S CHILDREN
NEWARK BETH ISRAEL HOSPITAL
NY PRESBYTERIAN HOSPITAL
SAINT BARNABAS MEDICAL CENTER
SAINT PETER'S UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL
Your hospital social worker will help you with the application process and will provide guidance in planning appropriate activities.