American Cancer Society Hope Lodge—
AddressComing Soon! Expected Groundbreaking in 2017! , Dallas, TX Phone: 1-800-227-2345
History of Hope Lodge
The American Cancer Society has a long history of providing lifesaving programs and services and is committed to improving 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 is trying to make this difficult situation easier for cancer patients and their families through Hope Lodges – free, temporary housing facilities for cancer patients who are undergoing treatment. But Hope Lodges are more than just a place to stay – they provide a home-like nurturing environment, so patients can get support from others going through the same experience. A cancer survivor’s recovery involves much more than medical treatments; it takes hope to heal. Hope Lodge offers the warmth and security of home in a setting where the love and encouragement of others enlighten and inspire guests. At Hope Lodge, guests rally around each other, building life-affirming connections and lifetime friendships.
Hope Lodge is also a place to learn about cancer and how best to fight the disease. Guests have access to the American Cancer Society’s 24-hour toll-free call center, Web site, and comprehensive on-site libraries full of information. At Hope Lodge, cancer patients and their loved ones are armed with the vital information to help them make informed decisions.
In addition to a comfortable and resourceful environment, Hope Lodge also provides convenient accommodations such as private rooms and bathrooms, with space for a family member or caregiver. Lodges offer kitchen facilities and rooms for gathering to watch TV or to share encouragement. Transportation to nearby treatment is also provided through the Lodges. A complete listing of Hope Lodge locations can be found here.
About Hope Lodge Dallas
Facing cancer is hard. Having to travel out of town for treatment can make it even harder. Yet the American Cancer Society has a place where cancer patients and their caregivers can find help and hope when home is far away - an American Cancer Society Hope Lodge.
Each Hope Lodge offers cancer patients and their caregivers a free place to stay when their best hope for effective treatment may be in another city. Not having to worry about where to stay or how to pay for lodging allows guests to focus on getting well. Hope Lodge provides a nurturing, home-like environment where guests can retreat to private rooms or connect with others.
The American Cancer Society is delighted to be in partnership with Baylor Scott & White Health to bring Hope Lodge to the Dallas area. The Baylor University Medical Center campus location offers easy access to all of the city’s major cancer treatment centers.
The Dallas Hope Lodge will include:
- 50 suites for patients and caregivers in 40,000 square feet of space
- Communal kitchen and living area
- 24-hour staffing and onsite parking
- Hope Lodge Dallas will be a four-story building and the American Cancer Society Dallas office will be a two-story, 15,000 square feet building adjacent to Hope Lodge on the same property
Hope Lodge Dallas was designed by internationally known architectural firm Perkins+Will.
Donate and Support Hope Lodge Dallas
Several community partners have already shown their support of this exciting and life-changing service to cancer patients in the Greater Dallas area. Special thanks to all of our foundation and corporate early lead supporters!
It is important to the community that as many donors invest in the success of the campaign as is possible. You can make a financial contribution to support the building of the Hope Lodge Dallas online or through our campaign office.
To receive a naming opportunity for your gift of $100,000 and above, please click on the "Name Recognition Opportunities" tab below or you may contact Deidre Bacala directly at 214-336-1548 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org.
To make a donation now, please visit our online donation form. If you prefer to mail your gift, please send your completed donation or pledge form to:
American Cancer Society
Shared SVC Business Center
8400 Silver Crossing
Oklahoma City, OK 73132
Checks should be made out to American Cancer Society with a memo or accompanying letter stating that the gift is for Hope Lodge Dallas. Credit cards accepted include: American Express, VISA, MasterCard and Discover.
American Cancer Society Inc. is a 501c3 organization; Federal Tax ID #13-1788491. Your donation is deductible to the fullest extent provided by law. Please consult with your tax advisor regarding specific questions you may have regarding tax deductions.
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.