The Woodmont House

UPDATE ON THE WOODMONT HOUSE:

As the housing needs of the thousands of children and families who depend on The Children’s Inn evolve, it is our responsibility to respond quickly and appropriately to ensure that we continue to provide the support they require. In an effort to better understand and predict the future occupancy needs of NIH pediatric and young adult patients, The Inn’s Board established a housing task force to evaluate and make recommendations.

As the task force began its assessment, a unique on-campus housing opportunity arose. The NIH offered the use of a residential duplex facility directly across the street from The Inn. This additional housing will allow us to serve more families, while also being in close proximity to the Clinical Center.

We are hopeful that this new house will be well suited to our growing young adult (ages 18-30) resident population. We find that most of our young adult residents greatly appreciate the extra guidance and support The Inn offers, as they work towards achieving greater independence.

A key finding of the task force assessment showed that there has been a decrease in the number of families requiring long-term accommodations and an increase in the number of residents whose critical health needs require them being in closer proximity to the Clinical Center. The Inn’s board of directors decided to test the market for the potential sale of The Woodmont House, a six-bedroom home adjacent to the NIH campus which was purchased with the support of The Merck Foundation in 2010 to support long-term families.

In September, we will be placing Woodmont House on the market. As we customarily experience a decrease in occupancy over the fall and winter months, we will be able to accommodate reservations at The Inn. The new onsite housing will require renovation, for which a timeline has not yet been developed. However, we will continue to house families at The Inn and utilize alternate options, as needed throughout this process.

As always, we are grateful to you for your ongoing support of our mission and the courageous children and families we serve. We look forward to keeping you apprised of our progress on this important project. Please do not hesitate to reach out if you have any questions and thank you once again for your continued support.

Contact Mark Butterfield at [email protected] for more information on the sale of The Woodmont House.