Some cancer patients and their families may find themselves in a position where they need to travel to a cancer center or hospital that is far from home. The following are resources that provide lodging assistance for patients and their families.
Offers people with cancer and their families a free, temporary place to stay when their best hope for effective treatment may be in another city. Guests can have access to the ACS’s 24-hour toll-free call center, website and comprehensive on-site libraries. Accommodations and eligibility requirements may vary by location.
Dan’s House of Hope (DHOH) provides a home-away-from-home atmosphere enriched with a supportive community based experience—all conveniently nestled near nationally acclaimed University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Memorial Hermann Hospital, Methodist Hospital, Texas Children’s Hospital, St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital and additional leading healthcare institutions.
An association of nonprofit organizations that provide family-centered lodging and support services to families and their loved ones who are receiving medical treatment far from their home communities. NAHHH members/houses offer inexpensive accommodations during hospitalization, before and after surgery and during repeated visits.
Helps families battling childhood cancer by offering direct financial assistance for non-medical expenses associated with treatment, including lodging and food.
Provides a “home away from home” for families of seriously ill children receiving treatment at nearby hospitals. In return, families are asked to make a donation ranging from $5 to $25 per day, but if that isn’t possible, their stay is free.
There are many organizations to help patients and their families cope with a cancer diagnosis. Although we make every effort to review these sites to ensure they are reputable and include helpful information, providing these links does not constitute an endorsement by ASTRO.