Sometimes cancer treatment is not given close to home. Many treatment centers have short-term housing centers or discount programs set up with nearby motels and hotels. The clinical social worker or oncology nurse may have suggestions for free or low-cost housing during hospital or clinic treatment.
Healthcare Hospitality Network (HHN)
Nationwide professional association of nearly 200 unique, nonprofit organizations whose mission is to support homes that help and heal to be more effective in their service to patients and families. Hospital hospitality houses provide free or significantly reduced cost lodging to patients and their families while receiving medical care away from their home communities.
Heaven’s Door Free B&B is a home-away-from-home for patients and caregivers seeking medical treatment at local hospitals, providing lodging, meals and other supportive services. To fulfill this mission, we offer a variety of programs and services. We partner with many donors, volunteers and other community agencies to create our home — a home many of us never think about needing until we find ourselves far from home and needing medical treatment.
Our goal is to provide an atmosphere conducive to spiritual support, love and encouragement; while offering a place where guests can enjoy a warm meal, get a good night’s rest and receive other supportive services. We are located in a serene and peaceful park like setting, full of trees and beauty. This is a place to relax, receive massages and be pampered.
Guests of the Heaven’s Door B&B and Hospitality House enjoy quiet rooms. Also available are spacious and inviting communal kitchen and living areas. Comfortably and beautifully furnished, these areas encourage socializing and offer opportunities for guests to escape the stress inherent to a sudden, or long-term hospital stay in an unfamiliar city.
Daphne Evans, founder and fellow cancer warrior, invites you to, “Make my home your home.”
For outpatient visitors coming for treatment at the local hospitals, you must live out-of-town and in need of temporary housing (1-2 days). For day visitors and 1 night stays, we would love to have you visit us! All we ask that you cooperate with our shoes off “Shh” policy (other guests may be resting). Thank you!
1260 Winnipeg Drive, Lewisville, Texas 75077
800 504 9409
The American Cancer Society has Hope Lodges throughout the United States. They give families a place to stay when cancer treatment is given far from home.
In 2013, with a passion to support a charitable cause so close to the hearts of its employees, Extended Stay America created Hotel Keys of Hope℠ program to support the American Cancer Society’s Hope Lodge® program, forever changing the lives of those in need of lifesaving cancer treatments away from home. To date, Extended Stay America has donated over 120,000 hotel stays in locations throughout the US, and helped more than 15,000 patients and their families overcome the financial stress of travelling for treatment.
An online lodging resource for cancer patients and their loved ones. Joe’s House lists thousands of options for lodging. Details on each lodging facility such as distance to hospitals, how to make a reservation, qualifications for stays, rates and amenities can be found on the site. Users may search by city or by healthcare facility. For those without Internet access, there is a toll free line at 877-JOESHOU (877-563-7468).
Lazarex Cancer Foundation
Provides assistance with costs for FDA clinical trial participation, identification of clinical trial options, community outreach and engagement. They do CT navigation, reimburse for travel and lodging expenses for clinical trial participants, and provide funds for a travel companion for the patient so they don’t have to travel alone. Lazarex is located in East Bay and helps patients for all over the country get to trials throughout the country. We give hope and a chance for life!
National Association of Hospital Hospitality Houses, Inc.
A caring association of more than 150 nonprofit organizations located throughout the U.S. that provide free or low-cost family-centered lodging and support services to families and their loved ones who are receiving medical treatment far from their home communities.
Ronald McDonald House
Most major pediatric treatment centers have a Ronald McDonald House nearby. These houses provide low-cost or free housing to patients and their immediate families. Ronald McDonald houses are designed to offer a nice break to any family with a seriously ill child, not just those with limited funds. Although partly funded by McDonald’s Children’s Charities, each house has its own management, sets its own admission standards, and operates according to its own rules. Families must be referred by medical staff and/or social workers at the treatment facility.
Second Wind Retreat
Provides rent-free use of private cottage for people undergoing cancer treatment and recovery. A survivor and one to two accompanying guests are invited to stay up to six nights. Medical referral needed. Located two hours north of Atlanta, Georgia.