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September’s Coachella Valley Spotlight recipient: Hanson House Foundation

Nonprofit Hanson House Foundation is on a mission to provide friends and families visiting valley residents in treatment for trauma, cancer, or critical care with affordable housing.

The nonprofit aims to provide comfortable and affordable accommodations staffed by volunteers. Guests can access two kitchens, a donation-stocked pantry, a large dining room, and laundry facilities to minimize the financial impact on their households.

Hanson House also serves the needs of cancer patients receiving chemotherapy and radiation treatment, parents of newborn babies critically ill in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, military families, and all families of first responders.

Their services are provided at low or no cost in their facility adjacent to Desert Regional Medical Center in Palm Springs. No one is turned away because of an inability to pay.

The nonprofit plans to use the $25,000 grant from the Berger Foundation to help keep its operating costs low by using volunteers who staff the office and provide other guest services.

Each year, Hanson House serves over 300 families from the greater Coachella Valley and surrounding
regions by providing over 4,000 room nights of housing while family members are hospitalized. If affordable, we ask families to pay a nominal room charge of $35-$70 per night.

Hanson House opened in 2003 with newly constructed facilities. However, after nearly 20 years, some infrastructure needs updating or replacement. The group will also invest the funds toward HVAC infrastructure replacement.

Hanson House aims to be a “home away from home” for the people in need it serves.

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