About JoeAnna’s House
Built by the hearts & hands of our community, JoeAnna’s house offers affordable, on-site accommodations for out-of-town families with loved ones receiving care at KGH.
Featuring 20 family rooms, a contemporary communal cooking space, cozy common areas and other home-like amenities including laundry facilities and a kids’ play area, no detail has been spared in the design and construction.
Research shows patients heal faster and more effectively when surrounded by their loved ones. And family members bond with others through a shared experience. That’s why JoeAnna’s House is so important. It is a home-away-from-home that keeps families together when they need to be together most.
JoeAnna’s House is owned & operated by the KGH Foundation and is entirely supported by your donations.
In October 2017, the KGH Foundation announced a $7-million dollar campaign to build JoeAnna’s House. The communities of the Interior of BC rallied together to begin raising the funds needed to begin construction. One year later, October 2018, the official ground-breaking took place at the site. And, one year after that, October of 2019, the KGH Foundation received the keys to the home.
It took approximately 297 individuals to build JoeAnna’s House, including architects, engineers, consultants, trades, sub-trades and suppliers.
Architect: Meiklejohn Architects
General Contractor: TEAM Construction
Interior Designer: Hilde Schneider
Joe & Anna Huber
The Inspiration Behind the Name
JoeAnna’s House is the culmination of vision and intention of the Huber family of Kelowna, founders of Prestige Hotels & Resorts.
Josef and Anna Huber settled their family in the Okanagan in the 1960s. They were known for their compassion, generosity and kindness; the door of the Huber home was always open. With all family members contributing to their early endeavors in the hospitality industry, they felt very blessed to build a life that would allow them to serve others.
Joe and Anna had always taught the importance of giving back and the unparalleled value of a loving home. JoeAnna’s House is the manifestation of a deeper understanding of what it means to be family, of the responsibility that we have as a community to take care of one another, especially during difficult times. With their giving spirit in mind, and to demonstrate kindness and caring for others, their family is proud to honour their legacy by partnering with the KGH Foundation to build JoeAnna’s House.
Prestige Hotels and Resorts in communities across the region continue to fundraise on behalf of JoeAnna’s House, donating thousands every year.