Program

David’s House is a home-away-from-home for families who have children (newborn up through the time they are released from their parent’s insurance) who are receiving care at Dartmouth Health Children’s in Lebanon, NH.

David’s House was designed specifically to look and feel as noninstitutional as possible and instead feels like a cozy house with short hallways, welcoming colors, and soft lighting. There are common areas where guests can socialize with other families, and there are quiet places in which to find peace.

“A house is made of walls and beams;
A home is built with love and dreams.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Call (603) 643-2298 to request a room or for more information.      

PlaySummary of Rooms and Services

  • 20 bedrooms that can accommodate 1 – 6 people
  • All linens and towels are included in your stay (please do not bring these from home)
  • 11 ADA-accessible bathrooms
  • Full air-conditioning and wheelchair-accessibility
  • Cots, bassinettes, bed rails, wheelchairs, IV poles and baby monitors
  • A Nursing Mothers Center
  • Free Wi-Fi (password provided upon check-in)
  • Free laundry materials and facilities (open 7:AM-8:PM)
  • A resource room (for toiletries, baby clothes, and other items).
  • A fully stocked playroom and an outdoor playground (weather permitting)
  • Sitting areas & a movie room with children’s DVDs
  • Children’s books, toys, videos, board games and puzzles
  • Two complete kitchens with food storage spaces for each guest room
  • Breakfast and staple food items (milk, bread, snacks, canned goods), as well as meals most nights.

bird roomDay Guests

While most of our guests stay overnight, we also welcome day guests.

Any caregiver of a child in treatment at the Medical Center who does not have an overnight room at David’s House may use the house during the day as any other guest would. These guests can shower, do laundry, use the playground, relax with a cup of coffee – whatever they like.

The room request process for day guests is the same as for overnight guests.

Please Note:

David’s House serves families regardless of their race, creed, national origin, sexual orientation, or economic status, but it should be noted that because the house is often full, we cannot always accommodate an immediate need.

How Much Does It Cost?

Because of the support we receive from our community, we are able to provide support for nearly 1,000 families every year without ever charging any fees. Donations help to defray the actual cost to David’s House of providing a family with a room overnight, which is $75, but guests are never expected to contribute.

Help offset the cost of running a 20-bedroom house by donating now!

Travel and Transportation Resources

Transportation service Telephone                            
Advance Transit Bus 802-295-1824
Big Yellow Taxi 603-643-8294
Concord Coach Lines 603-228-3300
Bonnies Rideshare & Delivery Service

Michelle Walker’s ride-share

PALS Medical & Compassion Flights

Dartmouth Health Parking, Transportation, and Maps

802-359-7339

603-543-7829

(631) 694-PALS (7257)