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Phone: 857 233 4178
1 Emerson Place, Apt. 2N
Massachusetts 02114
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Target demographics: Providing affordable and comfortable housing for children receiving outpatient cancer treatment and their families.

Direct beneficiaries per year: Direct benefiaries are the children and their families who are being treated at MassGeneral Hospital for cancer. Christopher's Haven enables families to focus on their child's treatment and not worry about where to stay and how to afford living in an expensive city.

Geographic areas served: United States, International

Christopher's Haven aims to make a tangible difference in the life of a child and his/her family being treated for cancer at the MassGeneral Hospital by providing a comfortable, fully furnished and equipped apartment during the average 6-8 weeks of outpatient cancer treatment. Christopher's Haven offers a warm and supportive community for both kids and caregivers.
Since opening the first apartment in 2006, we have acquired 7 residential units and a community space for families. 2010 was the first year in full operation. We hosted 50 families in that year. Since opening, we have hosted over 200 families.

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My then eight year old daughter was diagnosed with rhabdomyosarcoma in May of 2008. Part of her treatment required radiation and her doctors at CHOP recommended proton therapy. At that time the closest facility offering proton therapy was Mass General. Christopher'sHaven was a godsend to us for ... more »
When my four year old son was diagnosed with a rare cancer, we decided to travel thousands of miles away from our home, job, family, and friends to give him the best possible care. When we first arrived in Boston, we spent a couple of nights in a hotel. When my son's nurse asked him if there was ... more »
My 4 year old has a recurrence of her cancer. She was originally diagnosed at age 3 and was treated at MGH. We stayed at Christopher's Haven in the summer of 2012 and they welcomed us back just this passed month to begin her second round of radiation. We have a beautiful apartment across the ... more »
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