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September 23, 2018

Rotarians Hear About Sarah’s House


OSWEGO, NY – Oswego Rotary club recently hosted Jennifer Coman, executive director of Sarah’s Guest House, located in Syracuse.

Jennifer Coman of Sarah's House and Rotary president Melanie Trexler, right.


Jennifer Coman of Sarah’s House and Rotary president Melanie Trexler, right.

Sarah’s is a hospitality house where critical need patients and their families need a home away from home. setting while undergoing treatments at Syracuse hospitals or while a family is visiting a patient.

Similar to the Ronald McDonald House concept but for adults, the house opened in January 1994.

The need for Sarah’s Guest House came from Mary and Dick Keough, Syracuse residents.

Mary’s nephew, who was sick, had stayed in a hospitality house in New Hampshire while undergoing a bone marrow transplant.

After a needs assessment was completed, the guest house became a reality.

The original house was a four-bedroom colonial in the Stolp Avenue, Onondaga Park area.

Requests and needs grew and in 2004 the former Convent of Most Holy Rosary Church on Roberts Avenue in Syracuse became the newly renovated and larger house.

For additional information on Sarah’s Guest House, please visit:  www.sarahsguesthouse.org

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