Terry's House

Why we need Terry's House

The high level of care available at Community Regional Medical Center brings patients to downtown Fresno from a 15,000 square-mile region that spans nine counties. The most critically sick and injured can be hospitalized for weeks or months.

It's natural and encouraged for families and loved ones to be bedside as the patient recovers, but being far from home can make it difficult for loved ones to stay strong themselves. Many can’t afford hotel rooms and restaurant meals for long stretches of time – especially when faced with unknown medical expenses – and some have been forced to sleep in chairs by the bedside, in waiting rooms or in their cars.

Thanks to the generosity of people like you, families now have Terry’s House – a hospitality home across the street from Community Regional where families can eat, sleep, cook and shower – helping them stay strong for their loved one in the hospital.

Why Terry's House needs you

The sustainability of Terry’s House is entirely dependent upon private gifts and contributions and we need your support. You can help by giving online or by calling Community Medical Foundation at (559) 459-2670.

For more information regarding volunteer opportunities at Terry’s House, please call (559) 459-2648 or email Christa Short at cshort@communitymedical.org.

Click here to see Terry's House wish list.

Unique ways to give

Terry’s House is entirely dependent on charitable contributions and those who donate do so in many different ways. Some donate a gift in kind like food coupons or daily necessary household items for those in residence. Others have donated furniture or have paid for a family’s lodging needs. Or become a member of Operation Terry’s House, an annual giving program to help sustain the home’s daily operations.

The Leon S. Peters Host Family Program

This program is designed to help families pay for lodging they could not otherwise afford in order for them to stay close to a loved one in critical care at Community Regional.

If you are interested in helping families in need through the Leon S. Peters Host Family Program, please contact us:
126 N. Fresno Street, Fresno CA  93701
(559) 459-7200