Lodging Resources During Treatment
Some patients and their families may have to travel some distance for their cancer care. Staying closer to your treatment site can relieve the pressure and costs associated with repeated travel, especially if you need to be at your treatment center for multiple days. Ask your social worker or navigator for treatment site-specific lodging information, as some treatment centers operate and maintain their own housing options for patients with long term or repeated treatment needs. Please note, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many resources listed here are temporarily closed or offering limited services. Be sure to check with each organization about service availability.
American Cancer Society (ACS) Hope Lodge
Hope Lodge offers cancer patients 18 and older and their caregivers a free place to stay for patients traveling out of their local area for treatment. Patients must be accompanied by a caregiver to stay at Hope Lodge. There are 31 Hope Lodge locations throughout the United States. Accommodations and eligibility requirements may vary by location. For referral or more information, contact your social worker or the ACS directly, 800-227-2345.
American Cancer Society Hotel Partners Program
In a cooperative effort with hotels across the country, the ACS Hotel Partners Program provides overnight accommodations to cancer patients who must travel for outpatient treatment and need assistance with lodging. For referral or more information contact the ACS directly, 800-227-2345.
Ronald McDonald House
With over 350 locations worldwide, Ronald McDonald Houses offer a "home-away-from-home" for families so they can stay close by their hospitalized child at little or no cost. Primarily for pediatric and adolescent patients and their families, Ronald McDonald houses offer private, family-oriented rooms, meals, support services, and children's playrooms so that the family can focus on the health and recovery of their child. For referrals contact your social worker or navigator. For more information about Ronald McDonald Houses in your area, see www.rmhc.org/chapter-search.
Joe's House is a nonprofit organization providing an online nation-wide list of places to stay to assist cancer patients and their families find lodging near treatment centers. Many partner organizations offer discounts to cancer patients. For more information see joeshouse.org or call 877-JOESHOU
The Bone Marrow & Cancer Foundation’s (BMCF)
Has a partnership with Airbnb’s Open Homes Medical Stays program provides free temporary accommodations to patients diagnosed with any form of cancer or undergoing a hematopoietic stem cell transplant, as well as housing for their caregivers, family members, and donors." www.bonemarrow.org 1-800-365-1336.
21st Century Care
Must have a cancer diagnosis within 6 months and live within the following states only: * AL, AZ, CA, FL, KY, MA, NC, NV, RI, SC, WA & WV *(Selected Counties only)