Whether you’re coming to Boston from across the state, country, or world, temporary housing is available. Below are a few options. We also know that transportation to your treatments from these locations may also pose a challenge. See Transportation page for additional help.
AstraZeneca Hope Lodge Center in the Jamaica Plain neighborhood of Boston, just minutes from the city’s world-class medical institutions.This state-of-the-art facility serves as a “home away from home” for patients traveling more than 40 miles to their outpatient treatments. There is no charge to stay at Hope Lodge, for either the patient or his or her caregivers.
Christopher’s Haven is a home for kids and their families to live in while they battle cancer. The home is more than a place to stay, it’s a support system to help with things large and small, and a community where families can be together, share a laugh, be comforted, and comfort others.
Joe’s House is a nonprofit providing an online nation-wide list of places to stay to assist cancer patients and their families find lodging near treatment centers. Joe’s House lists various lodging options throughout the United States that are near to hospitals and treatment centers. Details on each lodging facility are available with information on amenities, rates, reservation methods, and requirements.
Hospitality Homes is a nonprofit organization that provides short-term housing in volunteer host homes for families and friends of patients receiving medical care in the Boston area. Our services are free of charge and are made possible by the generosity of our volunteer hosts and supporters. Founded in 1983, Hospitality Homes was the first program of its kind in the nation. Since then we have served more than 15,300 families.
The Ronald McDonald House at Boston Harbor (formerly Home Away Boston), where families of critically ill children can stay to be close to their child who is receiving treatment in Boston. Each year hundreds of families travel to Boston from locations all over the world to give their child access to the world’s best medical care. In doing so, they face enormous hurdles such as navigating the complexities of the health care system, extraordinarily high local housing costs, and excessive emotional and physical stress. At the Ronald McDonald House at Boston Harbor, we remove the stress of daily living and support families to enable them to focus on what really matters: their child’s health and healing. Click HERE to find out if you qualify to stay at Ronald McDonald House at Boston Harbor and to fill out the Request to Stay form.
Located a few blocks from Children’s Hospital, the Devon Nicole House is a residence that sits on top of the 21 Autumn Street building. This residence will give families who are receiving care at Children’s the opportunity to enjoy some rest and comfort. The Devon Nicole House is available to any family member or support person of a Children’s patient (inpatient or short-term outpatient interventions).
The Neely House at Tufts Medical Center is a home away from home for cancer patients and their families who are being treated at Tufts. It was created to help pediatric and adult cancer patients and their families while undergoing treatment. The house is an environment in which families can speak with others in similar situations while being near loved ones in a warm, home-like setting.