About The Alyssa House
The Alyssa House is a non-profit organization in Charlottesville, Virginia that provides housing and care to children receiving extensive medical treatment at the University of Virginia Children's Hospital.
The Alyssa House is named after 10-year-old osteosarcoma angel Alyssa Grace Divers.
After Alyssa's passing, her family was determined help other families medical crisis the way they had been helped during Alyssa's cancer treatment.
With the help of supportive friends, family and community members, The Alyssa House was born.
The Alyssa House operates under a Joint Plan of Work with Virginia Organizing, a non-partisan statewide grassroots organization dedicated to empowering people in local communities to address issues that affect the quality of their lives.
Alyssa Grace Divers was a fierce firework who radiated love and wit – and her love for dolphins, dance and books.
Diagnosed with osteosarcoma just two weeks before her 9th birthday, Alyssa bravely endured surgeries, a leg amputation and 38 hospitalizations throughout her treatment.
Tragically, the disease stole Alyssa from her family and this world on New Year’s Eve, 2012.
The Alyssa House was created in Alyssa's honor.