Who Can Stay at 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.

How Do I Make a Reservation?

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.

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What Is In Each Room?

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.

What Should I Bring?

The following may be helpful in planning for a stay at The Tikva House.

  • Toiletries
  • Calling card or cell phone for long distance calls
  • Wireless enabled laptop

Please do NOT bring the following items:

  • Candles and incense
  • Portable heaters
  • Personal valuables
  • Alcohol

Please keep in mind that some patients in treatment may be sensitized to strong smelling lotions, perfumes, and air fresheners.

When Can I Check-In?

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.

When Is Check-Out?

The day of your check-out, if at all possible, please checkout out by 11am so it can be prepared for the next family. If you cannot, simply let the Tikva House manager know.

What is the Cost of Staying at The Tikva House?

There is a suggested donation of $65.00 per night to stay at the Tikva House. Your donation helps defray the cost of food, cleaning, utilities, etc. Thank you in advance for your partnership.

Do You Have a Laundry Room?

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.

Do You Provide Meals?

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.

How Many People Can Stay in Each Room?

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.

Do You Have Someone Available to Escort Me To/From the Hospital?

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.

If I am an Outpatient, Must I Be Accompanied by a Caregiver at the Tikva House?

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.

Are Pets Allowed at the Tikva House?

Sorry, pets are not allowed in the Tikva House.

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