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The Family House

A home away from home for patients and families awaiting transplant.

The Mid-America Transplant Family House offers comfortable mid- to long-term housing for families who must relocate to St. Louis for lifesaving transplant care. 

This low- or no-cost option is crucial to families who are away from home and faced with related medical expenses.

Location

The Family House is located in the Highlands at Forest Park, in close proximity to the four transplant centers in St. Louis:

  • Barnes-Jewish Hospital
  • SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Medical Center
  • St. Louis Children’s Hospital
  • SSM Health Saint Louis University Hospital

About The Family House

The Mid-America Transplant Family House offers:

  • 10 fully furnished single-family apartments (4 one-bedroom, 4 two-bedroom, and 2 three-bedroom apartments are available)
  • Private kitchens and bathrooms
  • Washer and dryer in every unit
  • Queen size beds in master bedrooms
  • Wireless internet access
  • Cable television in every unit
  • Access to a fitness and wellness center
  • A network for family members and caregivers to receive support from others undergoing the transplant journey, as well as Mid-America Transplant staff
Residents at Mid-America Transplant Family House

The Gammons (left) stayed at the Family House while Ryan awaited a heart transplant. The Nelsons (right) stayed at the Family House while waiting for a lung transplant.

Eligibility for Services

Family House referrals must be submitted by a transplant professional at one of the four transplant centers in St. Louis.

  • The family must live at least 25 miles from the transplant hospital
  • The family must agree to the Mid-America Transplant Family House policies and guest guidelines
  • Patients under 21 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or guardian
  • Guests must be able to care for themselves or have a caregiver who can provide assistance
Photo of Jeanie, Family House Resident

While Jeanie (center) waited for a lung transplant, she stayed at the Family House along with her husband and twin daughters.

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