Located just 2 miles away from the Texas Medical Center, Nora’s Home is Houston’s haven for organ failure and transplant patients and their families.
Nora’s Home offers lodging to solid organ transplant patients on any stage of their transplant journey, whether it’s for evaluation, during the wait, recovery post-transplant surgery, and throughout post-transplant follow-up care. Along with their caregivers, we serve patients traveling for heart, lung, kidney, liver, and pancreas organ transplants. At Nora’s Home you will find your home away from home while you are going through this stressful time in your life. Admission is based on availability.
Throughout the pandemic, Nora’s Home has employed all reasonable efforts to protect the health and safety of the transplant patients, their caregivers and the Nora’s Home Staff. With increased availability of vaccines for the public, Nora’s Home has recently modified admission protocols for both guests and volunteers. Please visit our Covid-19 Response page for further details.
Each of our 32 rooms include the following:
- Two queen beds
- Private bath with walk-in shower
- Sheets, coverlets, blankets and pillows
- Bath towels, wash cloths and hand towels
- Night stand
Guests also have access to the following communal amenities:
- Fully equipped kitchen
- Pantry staples
- Designated shelf space in the refrigerator, freezer, and pantry
- Complimentary freshly brewed specialty coffee donated by Java Pura
- Computer access
- Free Wi-Fi
- Access to washer/dryer
- Complimentary laundry supplies
- Meditation room
- Serenity garden
Other Amenities upon request:
- Refrigeration for medical supplies
- Blood pressure monitor
- Hair dryer
- Iron and ironing board
Shuttle service is available Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. The shuttle runs between Nora’s Home and Scurlock Tower (6560 Fannin St, Houston, TX 77030). Walking is required to reach the other transplant centers from the shuttle point.
We are able to offer an affordable rate in the Texas Medical Center thanks to our generous supporters. For guests needing financial assistance, please note that on your referral form. Guests are expected to pay upon check-in.
We know that organ transplantation can be a long and difficult journey. At Nora’s Home, you’ll have an instant support network. You can expect to meet some incredible families; some would like to share their story with you; some listen to you; others would like privacy and we value that as well. Many of our guests stay in touch after their stay.
We are fortunate to have wonderful individuals, companies, churches, and civic groups volunteer to provide meals for our guests periodically. Guests are welcome to bring personal food items that can be housed in our shared kitchen.
What We Expect
It is important to us that guests staying at Nora’s Home feel safe and comfortable in a communal environment. We are unable to house guests who are disruptive or display irresponsible behavior that may be perceived as a threat to other guests. We ask guests to clean up behind themselves in common areas and in their room during their stay. Cleaning staff is available during check-out. Detailed house guidelines are provided upon arrival.
To best care for our guests’ needs, we aim to address service requests in a timely manner. Please help us make your stay with us more enjoyable by submitting a service request online or by directly speaking with Guest Services at the front desk. Please note that not all requests may be able to be fully addressed or even immediately addressed by our staff, but we will work to ease any distress even to relocating you to a new room when necessary. Thank you for your patience and help in making Nora’s Home a home away from home for our guests.