The Richard M. Schulze Family American Cancer Society Hope Lodge—
Minneapolis, MN

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2500 University Ave SE , Minneapolis, MN 55414 Phone: 612-379-6352

About Our Facility

The Richard M. Schulze Family American Cancer Society Hope Lodge® in Minneapolis offers private rooms for the comfort of its guests and their caregiver. Fostering a home-like environment, the Hope Lodge facility is equipped with a community dining room, kitchen, family room, library and laundry facilities. The Hope Lodge community also offers guests a wide variety of cancer programs and services that provide information, resources and support to ease the cancer journey.

The Richard M. Schulze Family American Cancer Society Hope Lodge facility is equipped with the following.

  • 42 private guest rooms with two beds, bathroom, telephone, internet access
  • Six fully equipped kitchens where guests prepare their own meals
  • Community dining room
  • Four television lounges, library, meditation/chapel room, fitness room, game room, and outdoor patios
  • On-site laundry facilities

Our History

Over 23,000 people across Minnesota are diagnosed with cancer each year. Many of these patients often spend weeks or months away from home while undergoing required lifesaving treatment at cancer centers in the Twin Cities area. In December 2007. The Richard M. Schulze Family American Cancer Society Hope Lodge opened its doors and became the 25th Hope Lodge location and the 2nd Hope Lodge location in Minnesota.

The construction of the Hope lodge building has been a community effort with a $5 million challenge grant donation from the Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation, which was matched with another $5 million from individual donations. The land was provided by the University of Minnesota through the Minnesota Medical Foundation and the University’s Cancer Center.

The Minneapolis Hope Lodge program provides 41 private guest rooms, free of charge, to cancer patients and their caregiver who reside at least 40 miles away, and who are undergoing active cancer treatment.

Staff and Volunteers

The Richard M. Schulze Family American Cancer Society Hope Lodge is staffed by 8 Hope Lodge Staff:

  • Manager
  • Assistant Manager
  • 11 part-time supervisors
  • Housekeeping and Maintenance staff
  • Over 60 volunteers

To volunteer with the Hope Lodge program please contact:

Debbie Nelson, Hope Lodge Assistant Manager - or 612.379.6352 x 104

Mary Oys Wiles, Senior Manager, Hope Lodge - or 612.379.6352

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.