American Cancer Society Hope Lodge - Salt Lake City, Utah
Now Serving Patients
375 East 100 South
Salt Lake, UT 84111
A Home Away From Home
The American Cancer Society has a long history of providing lifesaving programs and services and is committed to improving the quality of life for patients and their families. Getting the right care sometimes means cancer patients must travel away from home, often to a cancer treatment facility in another city, which places even more of an emotional and financial burden during what is already a challenging time.
The American Cancer Society Hope Lodge in Salt Lake City serves as a home away from home to the entire Intermountain West, including patients from rural Utah, as well as from surrounding states. The Hope Lodge is designed to meet the particular needs of the cancer patient and caregivers. With 40 suites, the Hope Lodge will serve nearly 800 patients annually.
History of Hope Lodge
The American Cancer Society Hope Lodge of Salt Lake City, is located on a parcel of land that was donated by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in 2011. After securing the land, a $18M capital campaign began headed up by the Hope Lodge Campaign Board and Campaign Advisory Board in order to raise the funds needed to build the facility.
Originally the land donated housed the Church's meetinghouse. Through the demolition process, the Society was able to partner with Habitat for Humanity to harvest all reusable materials from the building for use in local charitable initiatives. Local Utah businesses and volunteers joined together to remove hardwood floors, light fixtures, plumbing materials and wood work that since has been used in Habitat Homes throughout Utah and donated to the Habitat's retail outlet, ReStore.
Construction on the Hope Lodge broke ground in May 2014, and completed in August 2015.
It is with donated funds from individuals, corporations and medical facilities that the Hope Lodge of Salt Lake is able to provide a place where medical treatment can be the first focus for the patient and family, and they can be free from worrying about the costs of lodging. Thank you to the many generous donors who have helped to make the Hope Lodge a reality within Utah.
Hope Lodge Campaign Board
Katie Eccles, Chair
Attorney, Ray, Quinney & Nebeker
Zeke Dumke III, Vice Chair
President, Western States Management
Steven Bogden, Managing Director
Principal Broker, Coldwell Banker Commercial
President, R&O Construction
Gary L. Crocker
President, Crocker Ventures
Owner, Ben Albert Partnership
President, CR England Trucking
Trustee, Mark & Kathie Miller Foundation
CEO, O.C. Tanner Company
Mary Kay Crocker
Managing Partner, Radi8 Creative
Hope Lodge Campaign Advisory Board
CEO, University of Utah Health Care Hospital Administration
Chairman & CEO, Ken Garff Automotive
Dee Ann Nye
President, Caldwell Distributing
About the Hope Lodge
The American Cancer Society Hope Lodge offers free, temporary housing for cancer patients and their families who are undergoing treatment. More than a place to stay, Hope Lodge, offers a comfortable and supportive environment for encouragement and healing. Getting emotional and social support from others can be just as important as getting the proper medical care. At Hope Lodge, guests share similar experiences, and are supported by caring staff and volunteers.
At Hope Lodge, cancer patients and their loved ones are provided a comfortable and supportive environment:
• Hope Lodge is designed to meet the needs of the patient and caregiver to include convenient accommodations such as a private bedroom with sitting area and bathroom.
• Common spaces in the lodge are designed to encourage guests to interact one with another in the common kitchen and dining area, living rooms, multi-purpose room, movie room, game room and library.
• Guests have access to the American Cancer Society's 24-hour toll-free call center: 1.800.227.2345, Web Site: cancer.org, and comprehensive on-site libraries full of information.
• A transportation program provided by the American Cancer Society will be available to provide rides for cancer patients to their respective treatment facility.
• American Cancer Society Quality of Life programs will be accessible from the Hope Lodge to both guests and community members who need cancer-related support services.
Frequently Asked Questions about Hope Lodge
Who is eligible to stay at a Hope Lodge?
In general, Hope Lodge is available to patients and caregivers actively undergoing cancer treatment on an outpatient basis. Patients must live at least 40-50 miles or a one-hour drive time away from the treatment facility. Patients must be at least 18 years old (exceptions are made at some locations) and be independently mobile in the event of an emergency. Patients are not screened for any financial or demographic criteria.
How much does it cost to stay at Hope Lodge?
There is no cost to stay at any American Cancer Society Hope Lodge.
What kind of environment can I expect at Hope Lodge?
Hope Lodge offers private guest rooms and bathrooms. Each facility is designed for a shared experience in every other aspect of life. Lodges feature common areas, including full kitchens, laundry facilities, cancer resource rooms, and areas for quiet reflection. Hope Lodge is a place where you can count on emotional support from other patients and caregivers who also are undergoing treatment. Guests rally around each other, building life-affirming connections and lifetime friendships.
What is the average length of stay?
The average length of stay for patients and caregivers is six to eight weeks.
How are Hope Lodge locations funded?
Donations from individuals, corporations, and foundations provide the necessary funds for Hope Lodge expenses, allowing patients and caregivers to stay free of charge.
Directions and Maps
Via I-15 South
Follow I-15 S to 600 S in Salt Lake City. Take exit 306 from I-15 N. Continue on 600 S to 400 E. Turn left onto 400 E. Continue to 100 S.
Hope Lodge will be on the left.
Via I-15 North
Follow I-15 N to 600 S in Salt Lake City. Take exit 306 from I-15 N. Continue on 600 S to 400 E. Turn left onto 400 E. Continue to 100 S.
Hope Lodge will be on the left.
From the Salt Lake City Airport
Take the I-80 E ramp to City Center/Ogden/Provo. Keep left at the fork, follow signs for I-80 E and merge onto I-80 E. Continue on I-80 E to 600 S. Take exit 121 for 600 S. Continue on 600 S to 400 E. Turn left onto 400 E. Continue to 100 S.
Hope Lodge will be on the left.