Here’s a fantastic idea: a lodging website that caters to cancer patients, their families and caregivers that must travel for treatment. Joe’s House is a nationwide, non-profit organization, which serves cancer patients, their advocates, and social workers by providing a national online directory of local lodging accommodations. Their website offers over 1,200 different types of lodging facilities, including individual homes, hospitality houses, other non-profit housing such as Ronald McDonald Houses and Hope Lodges, apartments, hotels, hostels and more.
Users may search for lodging by city or cancer center and the site is free to use. They have detailed information about each facility such as amenities, distance from the cancer center and reservation information. They have both Joe's House special rates and hospital-negotiated rates and there are over 200 cancer centers listed on the site today. For those who don’t have Internet access, call their toll-free line: 877-JOES-HOU, which is 877-563-7468.