HOUSING (for patients and families in treatment away from home)
Hope Lodges, a program of the American Cancer Society, offer cancer patients and their caregivers a free place to stay when their best hope for effective treatment may be in another city. Not having to worry about where to stay or how to pay for lodging allows guests to focus on getting well. Hope Lodge provides a nurturing, home-like environment where guests can retreat to private rooms or connect with others. As of 2015 there are 31 Hope Lodge locations throughout the United States. Accommodations and eligibility requirements may vary by location. ACS also lists other housing with special discounts for patients and caregivers.
Minneapolis: The Richard M Schulze Family American Cancer Society Hope Lodge
Rochester: Sandra J Schulze American Cancer Society Hope Lodge
Robin McDonald House
Many families travel far from home and spend several weeks or months to get treatment for their seriously ill children—a long time to be away or to divide a family. And, for children facing a serious medical crisis, nothing seems scarier than not having mom and dad close by for love and support. A Ronald McDonald House is that “home-away-from-home” for families so they can stay close by their hospitalized child at little or no cost. Located throughout the country including:
Ronald McDonald House of Rochester, MN (850 2nd St. SW)
Ronald McDonald House of the Twin Cities (818 Fulton Street SE)
Ronald McDonald House at Children’s Hospitals and Clinics (2525 Chicago Avenue South)
Amschwand Sarcoma Cancer Foundation Housing Program – Houston Texas
The Amschwand Foundation maintains three apartments specifically for sarcoma patients and their caregivers. The apartments are conveniently located near the MD Anderson Cancer Center and are provided at no cost.