Project Category: Other
Number of Participants: Fewer than 50
Duration of Project: 1-4 Hours Depends on project
Service Opportunities: Project or Activity, Collecting Goods, Financial Donations
Location: 4599 Worrall Way
Jacksonville FL 32224 MAP LINK
Gabriel House of Care is an extended-stay hospital hospitality house that offers affordable, temporary lodging to adult organ transplant and cancer patients coming to our area for extended medical treatment. Gabriel House provides affordable lodging and supportive Integrative medicine programs in a community environment. Located on the west campus of Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, we are close to the beaches and to Town Center. The average stay of guests is 6 weeks for cancer patients and often up to one year for transplant patients so the house becomes their source of emotional support throughout their journey. We have served over 5000 patients and caregivers since opening in 2011. Gabriel House is an independent non profit organization supported by donations from individuals, businesses, civic and faith organizations as well as corporate and foundation grants.
Impact: Patients utilize our restaurants, stores, go to our attractions and contribute to the medical tourism in North East Florida. And often move here to be near their medical centers for continued medical care.
Volunteer Responsibilities: Preparing and serving dinners for house guests. In all volunteer activities, we ask that our volunteers enter the house with respect for our guests and with an attitude of service, compassion and encouragement, aligning with our mission to provide a "safe" and supportive environment to all that enter.
Attire: Business casual
F&B Provided for Volunteers: No
Option to Move Project to a Different Location: No