If you need to travel out of state for treatment, check out these AMAZING nationwide resources to see if they offer free or reduced cost lodging near your hospital center. Not only is the financial aid huge when you stay at these places, but being surrounded by others who are also on this journey can be unbelievably meaningful & helpful.
The American Cancer Society created the Hope Lodge to provide free temporary housing to those patients and families who meet certain eligibility criteria. Currently, there are 31 Hope Lodge locations throughout the United States. Accommodations and eligibility requirements may vary by location.
Joe’s House A nonprofit organization providing a nation-wide online service that helps cancer patients and their families find lodging near treatment centers. They have relationships with more than 2,000 places to stay in 46 states. Their motto is “You focus on beating cancer. We’ll focus on finding you a place to stay.”
They provide free lodging to military families (including veterans) getting treatment at military medical centers. There is at least one Fisher House at every major military medical center across the country.
Ronald McDonald House Charities
Ronald McDonald provides a home away from home for little to no cost to families of pediatric patients 18 years of age & younger. Some locations will accept pediatric patients up to 21 years of age. There are over 300 Ronald McDonald houses in the world today.
National Association of Hospital Hospitality Houses Inc.
An association of more than 150 nonprofit organizations that provide lodging and supportive services in a caring environment for families receiving medical care away from home. On their website, you can search by state for specific lodging options.