If you have a question that we haven’t answered here, please contact the Jewish Caring Network at 410-602-6075
Who can stay at the Tikva House?
How do I make a reservation?
When can I check in?
When is check out?
What is the cost of staying at the Tikva House?
What is in the room?
How many people can stay in each room?
Do you provide meals?
Do you have a laundry room?
Do you have someone to escort me to/from the hospital?
If I am an outpatient, must I be accompanied by a caregiver during my stay at the Tikva House?
Are pets allowed in the Tikva House?
Families with a loved one being treated at the Johns Hopkins Hospital or Kennedy Krieger Institute can stay at the Tikva House.
The first step is to contact a social worker at the hospital. If you have not already been in touch with one, contact the doctor’s office; the people there will help to assign a social worker. The social worker will ask you some basic questions about yourself (name, address, phone number, date of birth, diagnosis, length of stay, etc.). He or she will then relay that information to the Jewish Caring Network.
Each family is placed on a “room request” list for the day of their arrival. The family then must call the Tikva House manager at 410-534-1033 between 10 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. the day before the intended date of arrival. At that time, we will confirm that a room is available for you.
Each guest room is equipped with an efficiency kitchen, including refrigerator, microwave and hot water urn.
All suites are equipped with a dresser & mirror, closet space, a room safe and a private bathroom.
Five of our suites have two twin beds. Two of our suites have two queen beds.
Extra linens, pillows, towels, and toiletries are located in the closet in each guest room.
You can check in between 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m., Sunday through Friday. If this is not possible, contact us at 410-534-1033 about your late arrival so we know to hold the room for you.
Please notify us immediately if your plans change and you no longer need the room.
The day of your check-out, you must be out of the room by 11:00 a.m. so it can be prepared for the next family.
Each family is asked to pay a guest fee of $65.00 per night. We accept checks and credit cards.
In extreme situations, we can sometimes reduce the fee. Families who cannot afford the nightly fee are encouraged to speak to their social workers at the time of their referral. The social worker will then fax a written request to the House Manager, who will consider it and make a decision.
Guests are responsible for laundering their own personal items. There are two communal laundry rooms located on the second and third floors. Washers and dryers operate free of charge. Laundry detergent is provided.
There is a communal kitchen on the first floor of the Tikva House. Meals, upon request, will be placed in the communal kitchen refrigerator. Your meal will have your room number marked on the outer wrapping of the tray.
Additionally, you will have your own cabinet space in the kitchen, as well as use of our meat and dairy microwaves. As this is a kosher kitchen, please use only kosher items in the microwaves. Please be considerate of our other guests. Please wipe down the microwave, counter and table before you leave the kitchen.
At the time of your reservation, our manager will ask how many people will be staying here. Our smallest rooms can accommodate two people, our largest up to four, though neither are guaranteed to be available. Siblings, grandparents and other relatives of the patient are allowed to stay in the room too, but we cannot give more than one room to each family.
Free campus escorts are available by calling 410-955-5585. Security guards are available to accompany you from building to building on campus, 24 hours a day. Please call at least 5 minutes in advance. Escorts for Saturday morning may be arranged in advance. Please use this security escort anytime you walk to and from the hospital, and especially, in the evening hours.
Yes, Johns Hopkins outpatients must be accompanied by a family member or other caregiver, over 18 years of age, who has agreed to stay for the duration of your treatment.
Sorry, pets are not allowed in the Tikva House.