Editha House is a place where patients and caregivers find common comfort and emotional support in one another. We understand the challenges you are facing and are here to welcome you with open arms. Welcome to our home.
"Editha House has provided a safe and comfortable environment for our patients and I consistently hear wonderful reviews from the patients. I am so proud to be able to refer our patients to such a wonderful lodging environment."|
~ Mary Stringer
Virginia G. Piper Cancer Center
In August of 2008, the Kapoor Foundation was approached about the concept of funding a six-room building that houses cancer patients coming to the Phoenix area for their treatment. As the Foundation has always supported many worthwhile causes in the community; and one area of major interest has always been cancer, this theory soon turned into a reality...
Dr. Kapoor, the President of the Kapoor Foundation and Mary Gauwitz, the Executive Director began meeting with several CEO's, hospitals, community organizations, social workers and others working in the field of cancer to determine the need in the community. With each meeting, the need for this type of housing and the shortage always came up. They realized that six rooms would not be enough. A decision was made to visit other hospitality homes in the country to see what they were like and take ideas and incorporate them into helping with this vital need. Those visits took them to Hope Lodge in Atlanta and also New York and locally to Ronald McDonald House of Phoenix in continuing to gather research and make the decision to start looking for properties.
In December of 2009, they began working with the City of Phoenix and a local attorney to find properties that might work. In August of 2010, after looking at hundreds of properties, they found the building located at 336 East Willetta. They closed on the property before the end of the year and began looking for an architect and contractor. They chose to work with Hugh Knoell of Knoell & Quidort Architects and Greg Hunt at GM Hunt Builders. Work was completed in about 9 months and Editha House was able to open its doors to the community on November 1, 2011.
Editha House was dedicated in memory of Editha Kapoor on December 2, 2011. During her lifetime she oversaw the Kapoor Charitable Foundation. Editha House is a place where patients and caregivers find common comfort and emotional support in one another.
We hope to take what we have learned from our Phoenix location and be able to establish our model and motto "Where Tranquility Resides" throughout the country.