Hospitality House

A House To Call Home

A lovely Victorian house located in the historic district of Hickory, North Carolina, Hospitality House provides a caring “home away from home” for out-of-town family members of seriously ill patients in area hospitals.

Open 365 days a year, 24 hours a day, we provide lodging and a network of care to families in need.

Ask your physician, social worker, minister or nurse for a referral to Hospitality House.

Hospitality House is a tax-exempt, non-profit organization supported by the generosity of guests, individuals, businesses and foundations. Furnishings were graciously donated by area furniture manufacturers and other supporters.

Overnight accommodations are available for sixteen guests, as well as day
use for families needing rest during the day. The house also offers kitchen and laundry facilities, family visiting areas, and a relaxing front porch with rocking chairs and swing.

Who May Stay

Any out-of-town relative of a patient hospitalized in either Catawba County hospital may use the services offered by Hospitality House. Guests are referred through physicians’ offices, social workers, ministers or nursing staff at the area hospitals. Guests are not charged a set fee to use the house; however, donations are welcomed and encouraged.

Hospitality House is operated by a committed staff of volunteers and a resident manager who open not only the doors of the house but also their hearts to the
needs of the family in a comfortable and safe environment. These individuals
create an atmosphere of compassion and caring and, often, continue
friendships with our guests.

A Welcome Opportunity

Opportunities to help and become involved abound in order to keep out “home” running smoothly. Volunteers help with the following:
  • Host or hostess for a three or four hour shift
  • Small repairs
  • Yard maintenance
  • Committee work
  • Special events
  • Assistance with special needs of guests, such as transportation
  • Preparation of a holiday meals for guests
 

Donations to Hospitality House can also be made:

  • Canned food items
  • Paper products and cleaning supplies
  • Monetary gifts
  • “Sponsor a Day” ($100)

If you would like to volunteer, make a donation or help in some way, please call our Executive Director at (828) 324-4544.
Call or write us at Hospitality House for more information about our program and the services offered.
We are available for presentations to civic, church or community groups.