Pay-It-Forward House Welcomes You

Pay-It-Forward House, NFP is a healthcare hospitality house organized to provide a supportive and caring home-away-from-home for family and friends of patients receiving medical treatment in DeKalb County, Illinois, especially at Kindred Hospital in Sycamore.

Most of our guests are far from home, visiting a loved one at Kindred Hospital-Sycamore, at Kishwaukee Community Hospital or under the care of DeKalb County Hospice. Pay-It-Forward House welcomes them to catch their breath and get some rest, whether for a few hours (free of charge) or a few weeks (at minimal expense). Our warm, friendly home-away-from-home was created to help alleviate the stress and worry of persons living through a loved one's illness. We invite you to take a virtual tour to see the House and its Serenity Garden.

Admission to the House for overnight accommodations requires a referral from staff at the treating facility. The receptionists know how to initiate the referral process as do many of the nurses and social workers.

If a loved one’s illness brings you to DeKalb County, Pay-It-Forward House, located at 719 Somonauk Street, across the street from Kindred Hospital-Sycamore, is a place you should know. In spite of the proximity, Pay-It-Forward House and Kindred Hospital-Sycamore are separate legal entities. Pay-It-Forward House is a volunteer-based 501(c)3 charitable organization, funded by the generosity of people from all over the United States.

To learn more about what Pay-It-Forward House offers its guests, visit our Guest FAQ's.



May 6, 2014 - 24 Hours of Online Giving to Support Local Nonprofits in DeKalb County

The DCCF is partnering with the DeKalb County Nonprofit Partnership to raise support for local nonprofits and grow philanthropy in our community through an online day of giving on May 6, 2014. Donations will be amplified with a $20,000 match from the DeKalb County Community Foundation distributed proportionately based upon donations per organization.

You can support your favorite local charity OR support all charities in DeKalb County by giving to the DeKalb County Community Endowment Fund or the DeKalb County Youth Grantmakers’ Fund. Gifts to these funds will support grants to nonprofits across DeKalb County by increasing the Community Needs and Youth Engaged in Philanthropy (YEP) grantmaking programs.

VISIT to learn more and GIVE on MAY 6

Give Local DeKalb County is a national event with local impact. We are joining hundreds of communities across the country in a one-day on-line giving challenge on May 6 to raise funds for local causes.

719 Somonauk Street
Sycamore, IL 60178

Hours of Operation:

Mon.-Thurs. 11 am - 6 pm
Fri. & Sat. 11 am - 2:30 pm.

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