Lodging Resources: Pediatric Cancers
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 lodging information near your cancer center, as some treatment centers operate and maintain their own housing options for patients with long term or repeated treatment needs. Other options include:
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.
American Cancer Society Hotel Partners Program
Through a partnership with Extended Stay America®, the American Cancer Society offers reduced rate, and sometimes free, lodging in cities with Extended Stay hotels for those who qualify for the program. For referral or more information about the Hotel Partners Program contact the ACS directly, 800-227-2345.
Joe's House is a nonprofit organization providing an online nation-wide list of places to stay to assist cancer patients and their families in finding lodging near treatment centers. Many partner organizations offer discounts to cancer patients. For more information see joeshouse.org or call 877-JOESHOU