The Jeffrey Vaden Chavis House
Located just steps away from the Joseph M. Still Burn Center at Doctors Hospital in Augusta, GA, the Chavis House is a comfortable place where patients' family members may stay at no cost. Over the past decade, the Chavis House has been home to approximately 1,000 guests per year. This 40-bed guesthouse, which includes a kitchen and laundry facilities, ensures that families can be part of the care and recovery of their loved ones. Each day, volunteers from area churches bring meals for our guests to enjoy.
The house is named in memory of Jeff Chavis who began his firefighting career as an 18-year old volunteer for the Round Hill Fire Department in Lexington, SC. On July 12, 2001, Jeff lost his life as a result of burns he suffered in the line of duty while fighting a residential fire. The Chavis family led the effort to renovate the guest facility and continue to be active volunteers for Burn Foundation of America. In 2013 the Chavis House experienced a $135,000 renovation with new flooring, paint, and furniture, making it feel like a home-away-from-home for our guests.
Caring By the Numbers, in 2019:
- 2,457 Burn/wound patients and their families served
- 1,617 guests received free lodging
- 7,986 nights of free lodging at the Chavis House
- 1,034 burn patients received transitional services