Many major medical centers have a Ronald McDonald house nearby for families with children under treatment, making The Ronald McDonald organization a good resource to locate temporary residence options.
Other organizations that can provide housing support during medical treatments include:
|Healthcare Hospitality Network||Healthcare Hospitality Network is a nationwide professional association of nearly 200 unique, nonprofit organizations that provide lodging and support services to patients, families and their loved ones who are receiving medical treatment far from their home communities. Hospital hospitality houses (HHH) provide free or significantly reduced cost lodging to patients and their families while receiving medical care away from their home communities. Unlike a hotel, HHHs provide opportunities for those going through similar stressful situations to come together as a community where they can support one another. HHHs have shared kitchens, common living areas and private bedrooms just like a home, creating a warm and comfortable place far from home.|
|Joe’s House||Joe’s House lists cancer treatment centers and hospitals across the country with nearby lodging facilities that offer a discount. Although Joe’s House caters to cancer patients, any patient, regardless of diagnosis may use the lodging facilities listed.|
|Hospitality Homes||Hospitality Homes provides short-term housing in volunteer host homes for families and friends of patients receiving medical care in the Boston area. Their 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 1983, Hospitality Homes has served more than 15,300 families.|
In addition, contacting the social services of any major medical center can frequently provide housing leads and discounts at local hotels.