We called here our “Little Peanut” because she was so adorable. We want three-year-old Jacey to remember her family’s time in the hospital as a time of healing, recovery, and joy.
Her parents returned to Beacon House after a long surgery, and a tried but smiling Jacey welcomed them home after being #BeaconStrong in our playroom.
When families are in medical crisis, children are impacted. Our playroom allows our littlest guests a chance to be kids during very traumatic times.
Twenty-two percent of our guests are children. Beacon House sees an influx of children during Christmas and summer because school is out. Often times, our hallways quietly echo with giggles and laughter. We understand the difficulty for parents to have to find accommodations for the entire family. It is not uncommon for our guests to fill the capacity of a four-person room with three children. We try to brighten their day by making it a little easier on mom and/or dad.
Beacon House provides free passes to the Upper Peninsula Children’s Museum, and to the YMCA. Our lobby is often swarming with donated items for the little ones, from Christmas and Easter gift baskets, to scarves, mittens and stuffed animals.
Thanks for helping us take their minds off their big worries.