Kemarah’s Happy Heart House

Kemarah’s Happy Heart House is a home away from home for families whose seriously ill children are being treated at Texas Children’s Hospital Heart Center. The apartment has 1 bedroom equipped with one full size bed, full bath, living area with sleeper sofa, dining area and kitchen.

Additional Features:

  • Gated Garage and Surface Parking
  • WiFi
  • Private, In-Unit Laundry Facilities
  • Household items provided
  • All linens provided
  • Pack N. Play Porta Crib available
  • Fully Furnished
  • Utilities are paid (Water, Electric up to $50, WiFi and Basic Cable)

Eligibility Guidelines

  • Parents/guardians of children age 21 or younger who are hospitalized and/or receiving treatment for serious illnesses at a Texas Children’s Hospital Heart Center are eligible to stay at the Kemarah’s Happy Heart House.
  • Each family is allowed a maximum of four adult guests (including the patient).
  • There are no income restrictions for admittance.
  • Families must reside outside of a 50-mile radius.
  • If the parent of the patient is under the age of 21, he/she must be accompanied 24/7 by an adult over the age of 21.
  • Due to safety reasons, pregnant mothers who are admitted into Kemarah’s Happy Heart House, for the purposes of obtaining care for their unborn child(ren), must have an adult (age 21 years or older) with her at all times while at Kemarah’s Happy Heart House.
  • During their stay at the Kemarah’s Happy HeartHouse all families are provided lodging, laundry facilities, basic household items to include cleaning/laundry/bath items. In order to help cover some of these costs, we request a deposit of $350 per family in addition to the $75 application fee per adult temporarily starying at Kemarah’s Happy Heart House.  This $75 fee is payable to the apartment complex and applicants must meet apartment complex requirements. The $350 Deposit is paid to Kemarah’s Chasing Rainbows and families may receive up to a $200 refund of that deposit upon moving out.  A family may be admitted to the Kemarah’s Happy Heart House for a maximum of 90 days during their child’s hospital stay or treatment. After 90 days families are asked to ‘step out’ and re-apply.  In the even that there is not another family waiting to stay at the apartment, Kemarah’s Chasing Rainbows may offer an extension of the 90-day maximum.

Admission Guidelines

  • For families that have NEVER stayed at Kemarah’s Happy Heart House

    • A referral by a TCH Heart Center Health Care Provider or Social Worker is required.
    • A valid photo ID and permanent address is required for check-in.
    • All overnight guests age 18 and up must pass a background check (completed by the property management company) prior to admittance.
    • Upon passing the background check, your family will be placed on the Request List for your desired dates. You will be contacted by the House Manager if and when your request is available.

For families that have PREVIOUSLY stayed at Kemarah’s Happy Heart House:

  • A valid photo ID and permanent address is required for check-in.
  • If it has been more than one year since your last visit, you must have a new referral submitted by your child’s TCH Heart Center Health Care Provider or Social Worker and all overnight guests age 18 and up must complete and pass a background check.
  • Upon passing the background check, your family will be placed on the Request List for your desired dates. You will be contacted by the House Manager when your request is available.

sponsorship options

1 months rent – $1250.00

½ month rent – $625

1 month utilities – $100.00

Cleaning – $150

Supply Re-stock (toilet paper, paper towels, soaps, etc) – $100

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