American Cancer Society Memorial Foundation Hope Lodge—Nashville

Hope Lodge Nashville 2013
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2008 Charlotte Avenue
Nashville, TN 37203
(fax) 615-342-0888

About Our Facility

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.

Since 2004, The American Cancer Society's Memorial Foundation Hope Lodge in Nashville, Tennessee has offered 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 provides a much needed supportive environment.

Hope Lodge not only provides patients with a place to stay, but it also offers a supportive and safe environment where patients can focus on wellness. On-site security is provided 24-hours a day Sundays through Thursdays. A full crew of American Cancer Society staff and volunteers help create a relaxing and informative environment, providing around the clock "awake" service. In addition, Hope Lodge guests have access to the American Cancer Society’s nationally acclaimed National Cancer Information Center and Web site.  These services connect cancer patients and caregivers to information on cancer, local resources, support groups and patient service programs.
Guests of the Hope Lodge enjoy rooms with a private bath and television. Other amenities include a shared kitchen, library, dining room, living room and laundry room. Guests are able and encouraged to make themselves very much at home, engaging in such normal everyday activities as buying groceries, preparing meals, doing dishes, working at a computer terminal or watching television.

Click here for a copy of the Referral Form.

* Please note the above virtual tour was produced before a policy change in our number of guests allowed. Only one adult patient and one adult caregiver may stay in the room. More than two people per guest room is not permitted. Thank you for your understanding and adherence to this policy.


 Facility Details click to expand

The American Cancer Society's Memorial Foundation Hope Lodge offers:

  • 41 guest rooms, each with a private bath and television
  • Fully equipped kitchens with a community dining room
  • Washers and dryers, plus laundry supplies
  • Resource Library with Internet computer stations and an array of books
  • Reflection Room
  • Living rooms with comfortable chairs and sofas
  • Enclosed backyard patio with three gas grills
  • Free parking
  • State of the art exercise room
  • Conveniently located in close proximity to all local hospitals in Nashville as well as grocery stores and pharmacies
  • Free daily transportation to and from treatment centers between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.


 Our History click to expand

The American Cancer Society named the Nashville Hope Lodge for The Memorial Foundation based in Nashville, Tennessee. The Memorial Foundation was established in April of 1994 with an endowment fund generated from the sale of the assets of Nashville Memorial Hospital in Madison, Tennessee. At that time, members of the hospital’s Board of Trust became members of the Board of Directors of The Memorial Foundation.

In keeping with its roots, The Memorial Foundation’s mission is to improve the quality of life for people through support to nonprofit organizations. The Memorial Foundation responds to diverse community needs, assisting agencies that focus on: health, human and social services, education, senior citizens, youth and children, community services, and substance abuse programs. The Foundation also strives to respond to immediate, critical needs that arise in the community.

 Staff and Volunteers click to expand

Sarah Burcher, our Director organizes staff, provides leadership in the implementation of Hope Lodge operations to ensure the safety and well being of guests and is the manager for the Hope Lodge. The Director is available 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. every weekday.

Jo Pulcini is the Hope Lodge Associate Director. He is available at the Lodge from 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. weekdays to assist you during your stay.

Darrell Baker is our Facilities Manager. If maintenance is required in your room or if you notice a problem elsewhere in the Lodge, please advise the front desk. Darrell will assist you as soon as possible. His office hours are 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. weekdays.

To become a volunteer complete and save this volunteer application to your computer. You can then email the application to


 Directions click to expand

American Cancer Society's Memorial Foundation Hope Lodge
2008 Charlotte Ave
Nashville, TN 37203

  • From I-65 North take exit 209 (Charlotte Ave) turn left and go 7 blocks. Lodge is on right
  • From I-65 South take exit 209 (Charlotte Ave) turn right and go 7 blocks. Lodge is on right
  • From I-40 West take exit 209 (Charlotte Ave) turn left and go 7 blocks. Lodge is on right
  • From I-40 East take exit 209 (Charlotte Ave) turn right and go 7 blocks. Lodge is on right
  • From I-24 West merge with I 40 West and take exit 209
  • From I-24 East merge with I-65 South and take exit 209


Residency at a Hope Lodge facility is a courtesy extended at the sole discretion of American Cancer Society. All individuals who meet the Hope Lodge eligibility requirements will be welcomed regardless of race, creed, citizenship, physical disability, gender, color, ethnic heritage, veteran status, economic status, or sexual orientation. For admissions information, please select a Hope Lodge location.