Housing Assistance During Treatment
If you are traveling out-of-state for consultation or treatment or need housing while a family member is hospitalized, you may wish to contact the resources listed.
The American Cancer Society
May be able to arrange a low cost hotel room for those receiving cancer treatments. This program is offered on an availability basis. Contact the local American Cancer Society office, listed in the telephone directory, for details.
Offer a variety of financial assistance programs, call for eligibility requirements.
Children's Miracle Network
Financial assistance for transportation associated with medical treatment may be available at a local Children’s Miracle Network Hospital. When you call the national office telephone number, you will be referred to the local program director at a local Children’s Miracle Network Hospital. The local program director will help locate financial assistance for transportation, if funds are available.
First Hand Foundation
Will provide financial assistance for lodging for families with children seeking medical treatment.
Provides free living arrangements for those undergoing treatments for cancer and their families.
This site functions as a clearinghouse of lodging options for cancer patients while traveling. It currently offers over 2000 listings searchable by state.
Non-profit organization, which provides low-cost housing for families or patients traveling to New York to care for a family member. In addition they offer a free meal program throughout stay.
The National Association of Hospital Hospitality Houses
Provides referral information to anyone in need of lodging while undergoing treatment away from home.
Rise Above It
RAI is focused on providing financial assistance to young adult patients battling cancer.
Patients need to have been diagnosed between the ages of 15 and 39 and must be undergoing or actively pursuing clinical trial treatment options.
Ronald McDonald Houses
RMH are situated near many larger hospitals throughout the country and abroad and offer low cost accommodations. A social worker can make a referral to the nearest RMH or you can search for locations on their website. Click “Find a Local Chapter” at the top of
Surviving and Moving Forward: The SAMFund for Young Adult Survivors of Cancer
Provide various grants to young adult survivors, ages 17-35, to help supplement the money that they and their families have lost during treatment, and pay for specific housing issues, such as moving expenses, rent and utility assistance.
YMCA or YWCA
Check local phone directories for area listings. Many offer low rates for overnight accommodations.
Many hospitals negotiate discount rates at local hotels or short-term rental units, and some may also offer dormitory-type lodging. Check with the social worker at your treatment facility for a referral.
This information is not intended as a substitute for professional medical advice and does not provide advice on treatments or conditions for individual patients. All health and treatment decisions must be made in consultation with your physician (s), utilizing your specific medical information. The American Brain Tumor Association does not endorse any of the organizations listed or guarantee that individuals will qualify for the services they provide. Please contact each organization for their specific guidelines.