Respite House




The Respite House provides two separate living spaces (Al’s Place and Sharon's Place)            



The Grand opening events of 7 September, 2016 to thank our major donors and the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on 22 September formally opened the Respite House.

Having a critically ill family member in the hospital is a very difficult time for families. It is compounded when a family lives a long distance from the hospital and needs rest, and wants to be within minutes of their loved one, but doesn’t have the resources to pay for a nearby hotel room.

The Visalia Rotary Community Foundation identified the need in Visalia for a place that these families could stay near Kaweah Delta District Hospital in a place similar in concept to a Ronald McDonald house - but on a smaller scale.

Rotarian Don Hutton selected a site near the hospital with a home that was uninhabited and had fallen into disrepair that has been transformed into a new facility with 2 separate respite spaces for families in need. Don and the Foundation assembled a Team of Rotarians, including architect Fred Scott, builder B.J. Perch, and countless community supporters with both cash and in kind donations to make the Respite House a reality.

In September 2016, the Foundation delivered the facility to Kaweah Delta District Hospital, who leases the property for a nominal fee, and  maintains the property.

A HUGE thank you to the many Rotarians, Building Trades Professionals, and Community Members for donating their time, talents, and treasures to make the Respite House a reality!



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