House of John was born in the hearts of two dedicated Registered Nurses and nurtured by a very supportive community. The idea was to care for the dying in our communities in a comfortable, home-like setting by trained volunteers and staff. This type of care is an alternative to dying at home or in an institutional setting. The house was given to us for use by St. Felix Church for many years and was eventually purchased by House of John, Inc.
Over the years, renovations were made to make the home more comfortable for the residents and their families. A lovely front porch was added and, most recently, a large addition was added to make the home even more accessible to both the community and families by adding to the work and living space. We feel that families can gather in comfort and enjoy the wonderful hospitality House of John has to offer. Our well-trained staff and volunteers are dedicated to the care of the dying and their families.
We feel privileged to share in this journey.
Our Board of Directors
Robyn Hanna, President Pat Howard, Vice President Jeff Criblear, Secretary Theresa Dorgan, Treasurer Jim Cheney, Accountant Tracy Crosby Rene Cummings Mary Donahue, RN
Kathy Barrick, RN, Executive Director Caroline Baker-Drake, Care Coordinator Mary Ajaron, Staff Tina Orlopp, Staff Janet Wilson, Staff
The House of John is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization. Our mission is to provide compassionate care, offering sensitivity and support for people as they approach the end of their lives. We feel blessed to share the journey, and we feel privileged to be present with family and loved ones during bereavement.