Christopher's Haven is a 501(c)3 non-profit that provides housing for families who bring their child to Boston's MassGeneral Hospital for Children for cancer treatment. Christopher's Haven is located at One Emerson Place, adjacent to the hospital, where seven large and completely furnished apartments and a community space are available to families who travel from out of state or outside the country for daily outpatient treatments. A typical stay is 6-8 weeks.
Christopher's Haven was founded in 2001 by Dan Olsen, a Boston-based actor, singer & songwriter who is also a three time cancer survivor. After surviving his third bout with cancer, Dan committed himself to doing something to help families like those he’d met. He envisioned a haven for young cancer patients and their families -- a place that would free them from concerns about lodging and allow them to focus on their child's treatment and recovery.
Now, Christopher's Haven has become more than lodging. It is, as the tagline says:
"a home for kids when cancer hits home".