Jeneece Place is a home away from home for families who travel to Victoria for their child’s (19 and under) medical care. It is owned and operated by Children’s Health Foundation of Vancouver Island.
The house started as the dream of Jeneece Edroff, O.B.C., in 2009. Known as "the Penny Girl," Jeneece's penny drives brought in over $1.5 million to help children throughout B.C. With that achievement behind her, Jeneece set her sights on a new goal — Jeneece Place.
Children’s Health Foundation of Vancouver Island (then known as the Queen Alexandra Foundation for Children) came on board to help realize Jeneece’s dream and, with support from community partners, raised $6.5 million to build, furnish, equip, and operate Jeneece Place. The house opened its doors to guests on January 23, 2012. It’s located a two-minute walk to the entrance of the Victoria General Hospital. In its first three years of operations, Jeneece Place hosted 730 families.
The house was built thanks to the generous support of the community. Children’s Health Foundation continues to accept donations to help with operating costs, which are approximately $360,000 per year. We are grateful for every donation, regardless of its size. As Jeneece taught us, every penny makes a difference.