By Jake Konigsberg
What is Hope Lodge?
Hope Lodges provide free, temporary care for both cancer patients and families undergoing treatment. Through Hope Lodges, ACS hopes to increase the accessibility of receiving cancer treatment. Many treatment facilities are located in cities which can be quite far away from where a patient lives. Additionally, hotel stay may be very expensive which means that one would have to take a long trip whenever receiving treatment. To avoid these problems, ACS created free housing facilities in over 30 major cities. Also, when one receives cancer treatment, they often need special care and assistance at home. Hope Lodges offer specialized and knowledgeable care to help make this post-treatment care easier. Hope Lodges also serve to create community among those suffering from cancer. Hope Lodges are full of people going through similar journeys who can relate and help each other. To encourage this community, Hope Lodges include communal dining rooms, kitchens, and places to hang out with others. To learn more about what Hope Lodges are and the various benefits they have, visit here.
Where are Hope Lodges?
Hope Lodges exist in over 30 major cities throughout the United States. The following is list of all the locations:
To learn about each location, click the link for the respective Hope Lodge. You can also access this list and the various links here.
What are opportunities to get involved within Hope Lodge?
There are many ways for you to get involved and assist ACS in serving nearly 30,000 caregivers and patients each year through the Hope Lodge initiative. Here are some ways in which you can get involved:
- Donations– Donate to directly support ACS in hosting Hope Lodges. ACS relies on donations to provide the free housing, programs, and services offered through this initiative. To donate, visit here.
- Employment opportunities– There are various jobs available to get involved in Hope Lodge. Jobs in this area range from being a Hope Lodge Coordinator (ensuring policies and procedures are followed and managing constituent relations) to being a Senior Manager (directing all Hope Lodge operations). For more information about available jobs, visit here.