John James Village
Construction of John James Village, the Foundation’s signature project, has now been completed in the Canberra suburb of Garran.
The community facility provides purpose built accommodation without charge for people undergoing treatment for blood cancers such as leukaemia, myeloma and lymphoma. Families and carers can also stay at John James Village to support loved ones throughout treatment.
John James Village comprises six self-contained 1, 2 and 3 bedroom units in landscaped gardens including a children’s playground and BBQ area.
Take a virtual tour of John James Village now courtesy of Rodrigo Vargas Architectural Photography.
You can still support this vital project by purchasing a tree for the Village – buy a tree here.
Land for John James Village was provided by the ACT Government.
The Leukaemia Foundation has new offices in John James Village and provides additional support for on-site patients and others in the region diagnosed with blood cancer.
The Rusden St location is close to Canberra Hospital, reducing the travel burden for patients who often have to undergo daily treatment for months at a time.
The project project grew out of the Foundation’s support for the Lifecycle community participation event which began in 2012 with the long term aim of building such a facility. That aim has now been achieved many years earlier than anticipated.
John James Village highlights the Foundation’s ongoing commitment to meeting the healthcare needs of people in Canberra and the surrounding region.
More information is also available on the John James Village website.
Contact the John James Foundation on 02 6281 6695.