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Family Commons

Family Commons is a treatment-free zone designed specifically for St. Jude patients and families. Relax, reflect, or recharge in Family Commons.

Having a child  with a life-threatening disease is stressful for the entire family. Families need a place where they can get away and be themselves. St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital has created a treatment-free zone where families can relax and spend private time together between clinical appointments. Family Commons is an important part of the hospital’s emphasis on caring for the whole child—mind, body, and spirit.

Family Commons is open only to St. Jude patients, families, and Family Commons staff. The 45,000-square-foot space is located on the 2nd floor of the hospital’s Patient Care Center. It is a place where you and your family can relax, snack, create, learn, and connect.

Get the Our St. Jude app to find out more about Family Commons activities, social calendar, and more.

In Family Commons, you can do things like:

  • Get a haircut
  • Attend to business
  • Make some art
  • Take a nap
  • Attend a class
  • Grab a snack

Services we provide

Family Commons was created with you and your family in mind. The areas in Family Commons include:

For upcoming events and activities in Family Commons, be sure to check out the Our St. Jude app

Your Family Commons team 

Family Commons has a dedicated team of highly trained staff members. Only Family Commons staff and volunteers can enter this area.

Get involved with Family Commons

Patient and Family Experience summer interns work with hospital leaders to gain insight and expertise into the patient and family experience field.

Learn about Patient and Family Experience internships

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