Sayre, Pa. – The Sayre House of Hope observed its five year anniversary this month, serving as a “blessing” to more than 1,000 families in need of housing during medical care at Robert Packer Hospital and Guthrie Clinic.
What began many years ago as an employee idea to help out of town patients has grown into a community benefit of immeasurable value. Patients and their families who are traveling to receive treatment within the Guthrie Healthcare System in Sayre and who cannot find or afford housing elsewhere are invited to stay at the house at 312 Chemung Street.
Guests at the House of Hope have come from nearly every state in the country and from as far away as Israel.
There are six private bedrooms. They all have their own private bathrooms attached. Four of the rooms have two twin beds in them. Two of the rooms have queen sized beds and handicap accessible bathrooms. There is a fully equipped kitchen, a dining room, a library with a computer with internet access, a laundry room, and a living room.
Donations to the house are always welcome, either monetary or of items the house uses every day such as paper products, nonperishable food items, laundry detergent, and such. Please contact the Resident manager to determine what the House is in specific need of at the time.
Volunteers are always welcome to helps out evenings and weekends at House of Hope. This allows the Resident manager to take some time away from the House without interruption, and without worry that the guests are being properly cared for. For more information, call the house at 570-887-6615.
Guthrie Health is a community-based, not-for-profit health care system jointly formed by Guthrie Healthcare System (GHS) and Guthrie Clinic, also not-for-profit health care organizations. GHS provides inpatient, outpatient and home-based services through Corning Hospital, Troy Community Hospital, Robert Packer Hospital, and Guthrie Home Care and Guthrie Hospice. Guthrie Clinic provides primary and specialty physician services at 25 regional clinics. Guthrie Health provides care for 200,000 patients annually within its eleven-county area service area across the northern tier of Pennsylvania and the southern tier of New York.