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The Respite House

The Respite House is safe haven for families with a loved one undergoing treatment or dealing with serious illness or injuries at Kaweah Health.

For more information, please call Patient Family Services (PFS) at (559) 624-2257.

The Respite House opened in September of 2016. It was built by funds raised by the five Visalia Rotary Clubs and community supporters. It is leased to the Kaweah Health to operate and manage for a $1 per year.



The Respite House, known as “Al’s Place” in honor of Rotarian Al Fisher and “Sharon’s Place” in honor of Sharon Shannon, is two units, one with three bedrooms and two baths and one with two bedrooms and two baths. Each home has a living room, full kitchen and laundry room. The units are completely furnished and available for use at a very minimal suggested donation, but a donation is not required.

CRITERIA FOR STAY AT THE ROTARY HOUSE:

  • Have a family member that is hospitalized at Kaweah Health

  • Family traveling from out of town

  • Transportation to and from hospital is a hardship

  • Hotel/Motel stay is a hardship

CONTACT PATIENT AND FAMILY SERVICES:

  • Family to requested to speak to social worker assigned to the floor

  • Contact the general number for Patient Family Services (PFS): (559)624-2257