Target House Fact Sheet

  • Target House, which opened in 1999, is an integral part of the domiciliary care program of St. Jude; it is an innovative facility located near St. Jude that gives patients and their families a long-term home-away-from-home while undergoing treatment.
  • Target announced its partnership with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in November 1996 and since Target House’s opening, it has hosted more than 1,290 families from 42 states and 36 countries.
  • Marlo Thomas, Amy Grant, Tiger Woods, Olympic figure skaters Ekaterina Gordeeva and Scott Hamilton, and the children from St. Jude celebrated the Grand Opening of Target House I on May 17, 1999. The building has 50 apartments, including two isolation apartments.
  • On Nov. 20, 2002, Scott Hamilton, Amy Grant, Vince Gill, and others celebrated the opening of Target House II, which doubled the number of families served and meant the hospital’s needs for long-term stay could be completely met by the Target House facilities. The expansion added 48 apartments, including two more isolation apartments, to the facility.
  • Target House can accommodate up to 98 families at a time in apartment guest suites that feature separate bedrooms, kitchens and living rooms.
  • Target House features recreation areas for common use, including the Tiger Woods Library and Pavilion, the Amy Grant Music Room, the Scott Hamilton Family Fitness Center and arts and crafts room, indoor and outdoor play areas and a garden patio.
  • St. Jude patients who stay at Target House reflect the full range of the hospital’s population – from babies to teens.
  • There is no cost to families staying at Target House.