Home Away From Home in New Orleans
The American Cancer Society's Patrick F. Taylor Hope Lodge
Imagine the prospect of fighting cancer. Now imagine you will be treated at a facility two hours away from your home. The unexpected travel and lodging expenses can place a huge burden on family finances.
The American Cancer Society’s Patrick F. Taylor Hope Lodge in New Orleans offers a solution to cancer patients who must undergo treatment far from home. The Hope Lodge provides housing free of charge on a first-come, first-served basis to cancer patients and their families during their course of treatment. The lodge not only reduces the financial burden, but also provide a much-needed supportive environment.
Each of the 34 guest rooms at Hope Lodge has a private bath and sleeping accommodations for two. It also has a dining room, kitchen, library with computer access and recreational areas. In addition, each floor has a day room and guest laundry with 24-hour access.
The Hope Lodge was the first construction project completed in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina devastated the Gulf Coast in 2005. Other Mid-South Hope Lodges are located in Birmingham, Ala., Nashville, and Lexington, Ky.
Patients must have a referral from their doctor and be capable of caring for themselves in order to stay at Hope Lodge. They are also required to maintain their own room. For more information about staying at the Hope Lodge, call the American Cancer Society at 1-800-227-2345.
Volunteers are always needed at the Hope Lodge to assist with guest relations, to drive our guests to treatment, and more. Whether you have a few hours once a week or once a month, you can make a difference. You can volunteer as an individual or as part of a community or civic group. Volunteer on an ongoing basis or to help with a one-time project. For our volunteer application, click here.