History: The Doorways, (formerly Hospital Hospitality House) was started in 1984 by the MCV Hospital Auxiliary to lodge the loved ones of patients who had to travel to Richmond, VA for treatment at MCV Hospital. Since that time, The Doorways has grown to provide 50,000 nights of lodging and support to more than 9,000 children, adults and veterans each year. Located in a former hotel at 7th and Marshall Streets, The Doorways is now an independent nonprofit that accepts referrals from 13 Richmond-area hospitals, research programs and nonprofit partners.
Overall Description: The Doorways(formerly Hospital Hospitality House) is a private, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that provides lodging and non-medical support services to patients and loved ones who must travel to Richmond for prescribed medical care because the care they need isn’t located where they live. The Doorways provides lodging services for eight 13 Richmond-area hospitals, research programs and nonprofit partners. 70% of all guests are Virginia residents. The remainder come from all over the United States and around the world.
The Doorways features:
Funds are raised through individual, corporate and civic contributions, fundraising events, and guest fees (a $15 per person per night voluntary donation is suggested, but no one is turned away regardless of their financial situation). It's through the generous support of the community that The Doorways is able to fulfill its mission, providing lodging and support for patients and their loved ones who need to be close to the hospital but not far from the feeling of home.
Nearly 70% of our guests travel from communities within Virginia, however, guests from all 50 states and 31 foreign countries have stayed at The Doorways.
The Doorways provides lodging and non-medical services to over 9,000 children, adults and veterans each year, with an average of 150 guests staying at The Doorways each night. Many of these guests would not have been able to travel to access the medical care they needed without the services provided by The Doorways. As a result, The Doorways serves as a "healthcare equalizer" so patients, regardless of their financial situation, can access the care they’ve been prescribed and that isn’t available in their own community. Since 1984, The Doorways has served more than 159,000 patients and loved ones who need to be close to the hospital but not far from the feeling of home.
Patient and Family Access Program: Guests or their referring hospital make a $15 donation towards their nightly stay (depending upon their ability to pay), while it costs The Doorways $50 - $53 per person, per night to fully serve one guest. Full service includes private room and bath, meals, parking, shuttle service to hospital, laundry service, room phone and access to wi-fi, access to social workers and other support. All donations to the Patient and Family Access program are spent in $35-$38 increments to "bridge the gap" between the donations guests or their referring hospitals make and actual the cost of providing service.
Indirect Public Support HelpIndirect public support represents revenue received through solicitation campaigns. This includes funding United Way and other federated fundraising organizations, but does not include donor designated contributions.
Earned Revenue HelpEarned revenue represents income generated in direct exchange for a product or service.Earned income includes income from government contracts.
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