Every family deserves

a home away from home

while their child fights cancer or undergoes a transplant,​ 

but over 50% cannot afford it. 

Yellow Door Foundation provides long-term lodging, 

free of charge, for immunocompromised patients and their families

Opening doors to families

When a child is diagnosed with cancer or requires an organ transplant, the entire family must shift away from the life they know in order to seek out the best treatments possible.


This often means relocating the entire family for an extended period of time.  When this happens, the Yellow Door Foundation is there to help alleviate the emotional and financial burden by providing safe-clean sanctuary lodging and family support for the duration of the child's treatment.

The NBC Today Show Honors Our Founder with Cheerios Goodness Grant 

The NBC Today Show offered Cheerios Goodness Grants to five Baby Boomers doing great things in their communities, including JoAnne McTague for her work with the Yellow Door Foundation.


A Home Away From Home

All of our apartment homes:

  • Are fully furnished and equipped one and two-bedroom apartments, specially designed to provide the optimal Safe-Clean environment for immunocompromised patients

  • Have access to fitness center, children's playroom, playground and business and meeting facilities

  • Are conveniently located near the University of Virginia Children's Hospital (3 miles)

Yellow Door Foundation is a proud member of the University of Virginia Children's Hospital Housing Collaborative

A connection to support

In keeping with UVA’s focus on patient and family-centered care, four Charlottesville nonprofits have come together to ensure our families don’t have to worry about having a place to stay while their child receives extended care.

The four nonprofits that have joined the Collaborative to provide affordable lodging for UVA Children’s hospital families are:

Help us open doors.

We have opportunities for both individuals and groups to volunteer and make a difference in the lives of families of children fighting cancer or undergoing organ transplant at UVA Children's Hospital.

Contact JoAnne McTague by email or phone at 434-953-9123 or click below for details. 

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