Kavanagh House Capital Campaign

EveryStep’s Kavanagh House on 56th Street provides a notable presence in an excellent location. Although the facility has had updates over the years, it is time to restore, renovate and upgrade it with appropriate modern amenities, medical equipment, new technologies and efficiencies for the delivery of compassionate medical care to our patients and their families. These enhancements to Kavanagh House will allow it to continue its legacy and maintain its reputation as Central Iowa’s hospice home of choice. You can learn more about the history and meaning of Kavanagh House here. 

Please consider supporting EveryStep’s Kavanagh House Capital Campaign to ensure that for years to come, the last memories made by patients and their families are as beautiful as those now cherished by thousands. Raising $3.5 million will allow us to continue the Kavanagh House legacy of providing quality of life at the end of life
through compassionate care. With your help, we can achieve this goal! 

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See What's Coming

  An expanded portico will fully protect patients, families and visitors from the elements as they enter or exit. It will also provide a lovely space for patients and families to enjoy the front gardens on a pleasant day.
  A larger back terrace and deck will be created so that patients can be outdoors. Extra-wide glass doors will allow patient beds to be easily moved outside.

Patient rooms will be updated with new paint, flooring, furnishings, art and “smart” technology. They will be homelike and restful.
  The Spa Room will include a spa tub and equipment for transferring patients into the tub for relaxation and comfort. Two new shower areas will be added for family members who choose to stay around the clock with their loved one.
  The Kavanagh House kitchen will be upgraded to provide the equipment and resources necessary for creating individualized meals for each patient — breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks.

Make a Gift

Are you ready to make a donation? Jane Flanagan, EveryStep's Development Coordinator, is ready to help! Contact her today at jflanagan@everystep.org or 515-271-1328.

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