WHAT IS THE FELLOWSHIP CENTER?
The Fellowship Center is a free outpatient lodging center. Since 1984 this “little bit of home” has aided families coping with serious illnesses. In 1992, through the generosity of the Lucille S. Thompson Family Foundation, the program was expanded from four to eighteen furnished apartments and a family room and laundry. These apartments are provided free of charge by Fort Sanders Foundation and Covenant Health.
"Thank you all for the love and sunshine
you have brought into my Life here at
Fellowship Center. I love you all."
Edd Vinson, GA
WHO MAY USE THE FELLOWSHIP CENTER?
Outpatients of the Thompson Cancer Survival Center have priority for use of the Fellowship Center apartments. As space permits we welcome outpatients from Patricia Neal Rehabilitation Center as well as those referred by other area health care facilities.
"There is no way in the world that we
can adequately convey our appreciation
to you and your staff and other residents
and the happy memories we have stored
to take back home to Florida. You
greatly help make ‘you can cope’ possible.
This truly is a Fellowship Center."
Sandy Jones, FL
WHAT ARE THE FACILITIES LIKE?
Fellowship Center consists of eighteen one–bedroom apartments that become “a home away from home.” Each apartment is fully–furnished and located in one of two buildings: the Chapman House and the Bishop House, one block north of the Thompson Cancer Survival Center and Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center at 1815 and 1800 Laurel Avenue.
The apartments are equipped with twin beds, a couch–bed, furnished kitchens, microwaves, cable TV, telephones and linens. A family room and laundry are located in the Bishop House. Community groups stock a pantry which is available for all guests.
The Fort Sanders Auxiliary has provided a station wagon to transport outpatients to the Thompson Cancer Survival Center for treatment and a grant for weekday lunches for all guests.
The staff is on call 24 hours a day. There are free parking and laundry facilities available on site.
Lodging requests may be made through hospital Social Services or by calling (865) 541–1725.
“You will never know what your love
has meant to us. We have never met a
group of people so sweet and caring..”
Ronnie and Donna Adams, VA
HOW YOU CAN HELP?
The Fellowship Center is a lodging center…a little bit of home. It was created to help guests combat the emotional, financial and physical pressures of traumatic illness. This caring project provides comfort and support to guests coming from all over the United States.
Fellowship Center is totally sustained through the generosity of its guests and friends. Through gifts of money, furnishings, time and talent, our friends have made this service possible. For information, donations, or reservations contact us at the address below: