American Cancer Society Hope Lodge Jerome L. Greene Family Center—
New York, NY
Staying With Us
Eligibility Requirements for Patients
- Must have a one-hour or longer commute to their treatment center
- Must be receiving active outpatient cancer treatment
- Must be able to care for themselves, evacuate the premise in case of an emergency and cook and clean for themselves (or do so with the assistance of their caregiver)
- If staying without a caregiver, must have a signed letter from the doctor indicating ability to care for self.
Eligibility Requirements for Caregivers
- Must be able to care for patient including preparing meals and cleaning, helping patient get to and from treatment, assisting in evacuation from the premise in case of emergency, and secure medical assistance in case of emergency
Eligibility Requirements for All Guests
- Must be at least 18 years of age
- Must have a permanent home address
- Must be free of communicable diseases and determined to be noninfectious
- Must sign a general release and waiver of liability form
- Must adhere to all Hope Lodge policies
- If potential guests meet the eligibility requirements, they should contact their social worker. A social worker will complete a referral form and send it to Hope Lodge. A completed referral form does not guarantee a reservation. Once the referral form is received at Hope Lodge, the potential guest will be contacted regarding their status.
All patients and caregivers must sign liability release and policy/rules forms upon arrival. Residency at Hope Lodge is a courtesy extended at the sole discretion of the American Cancer Society Hope Lodge. Such courtesy may be withdrawn or a room change may occur without notice should Hope Lodge circumstances so warrant.
To stay at the Hope Lodge, you must be referred by your medical center's social worker. Your social worker will need to fill out a referrel form to coordinate placing your name on our waiting list. It is advisable to initiate the referral process well in advance of the first date of treatment, as patients are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.Once the referral form is received at Hope Lodge, the potential guest will be contacted regarding their status.
What to Bring
- Food and drink
- Hair dyer
- Transportation to and from treatment
- Personal items, such as pictures or mementos to make your room feel like home
For Caregivers American Cancer Society Caregivers section on cancer.org
Look Good Feel Better
The program helps women deal with the appearance-related side effects of cancer treatment by teaching them beauty tips and make-up application techniques. Licensed cosmetologists and estheticians facilitate the sessions. Free cosmetic kits are provided at these sessions.
Female cancer patients can call to schedule an appointment for a one-on-one consultation to be fitted for one free new wig of their choice. Patients are also given accessories such as a hat, scarf, wig cap or turban.
Reach to Recovery
Trained breast cancer survivors provide one-on-one support and up-to-date information individuals facing breast cancer diagnoses, treatment, recurrence, or recovery.
News & Events
While cancer centers and hospitals provide treatment for guests; Hope Lodge serves as an extension of the healing process. A variety of wellness and support programs are offered for guests.
Yoga, Meditation, Support Groups, Touch Therapy Classes, Reiki and Reflexology
Past Seminars and Events:
Dealing with Finances, Cancer and the Law, Nutritional Advice and Cooking Classes, Family Dinners, Movie Nights, Music Performances
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.