In 1984, the compassionate members of the MCV Hospital Auxiliary of VCU Health purchased an eight-room, 19th-century brownstone—the Zeigler House, located two blocks away from MCV Hospitals—to provide lodging for patients who had to travel to Richmond for critical medical treatment. The 28-bed facility, then known as Hospital Hospitality House of Richmond, served patients and their caregivers until 1994 when the need to accommodate more guests increased. That’s when a former hotel located at 612 East Marshall Street in downtown Richmond was purchased and renovated.
In April 2015, the former Hospital Hospitality House became The Doorways. The Doorways is a private, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization operating in a 115-room former hotel. They are the largest hospitality house in the country that operates on donations alone.
For more information about The Doorways, please visit their website.