The kitchen is the heart of a home, and the ones in our Homes Away from Home are no exception.

Comfort Food: Favourite recipes from Jeneece Place brings together 25 dishes that have been tried, tested, and are well-loved by parents and kids alike.

Each recipe has been lovingly shared by a family staying at Jeneece Place, one of our comforting Homes Away from Home for Vancouver Island families who have to travel for their child’s health care.

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From our kitchen to yours, we hope these recipes bring joy to your whole family.

We’re so glad you’re here and are looking forward to sharing more information, inspiring stories, and updates with you about the resources and great work that’s being done for kids in your community.

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Inside you'll find:

  • Hearty breakfasts for the whole family
  • Delightful lunches from around the world
  • Dinners that will have everyone ready for seconds
  • Desserts for every occasion
  • … and even an edible playdough recipe to make playtime extra fun!

We hope you enjoy these special recipes that have meant so much to the families who have stayed at our Home Away from Home.

What our families say

Once you’ve had a sick kid there’s never any going back to normal. It gets better and better the further we get from that time, but Jeneece Place is still our home away from home whenever we’re in Victoria for Gabe’s check-ups.

Jeannine - Comox

“Thank you to all you wonderful staff at Jeneece Place. You all made the struggle of having babies in the NICU just a bit easier. We were so grateful to have a place to stay so close to the hospital. All the muffins and soups and smiles were so appreciated.”

—with love from Ofela and Giles

“I had no support system. I was struggling financially – I couldn’t afford a hotel at that time. I thought I was going to have to sign myself into a homeless shelter. Walking through the doors of Jeneece Place, it felt like I won the lottery.”


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