Since 2000, the American Cancer Society’s Joe Lee Griffin Hope Lodge in Birmingham, Alabama has offered a solution to cancer patients who must undergo treatment far from home. The Hope Lodge provides housing free of charge on a first-come, first served basis to cancer patients and their families during their course of treatment. The Hope Lodge not only reduces the financial burden, but also provides a much-needed supportive environment.
Guests of the Hope Lodge enjoy rooms with a private bath and television. Other amenities include a shared kitchen, library, dining room, living room and laundry room. Guests are able and encouraged to make themselves very much at home, engaging in such normal everyday activities as buying groceries, preparing meals, doing dishes, working at a computer terminal or watching television.
St. Vincent Centennial Lodge
St. Vincent Centennial Lodge features 25 comfortable guestrooms within an atmosphere designed to be similar to home. Each room features Mission style, maple finished furnishings and contains:
St. Vincent’s Centennial Lodge is designed to provide patient’s families with comfortable, close, and convenient overnight accommodations. Built in 2000 with the generous gifts from community, corporate, and individual donors, Centennial Lodge was designed to feel just like home and features:
- 25 rooms with queen-sized beds
- Free Pass to Fitness Center
- Free Wi-Fi
- Coffee maker and mini refrigerator
- Laundry facility with wash and dryer
- 2 Family Rooms
- Interdenominational Prayer Room
- Iron and Ironing Board
- Handicap accessible
- TV with cable
- Voicemail service
Red Mountain Grace
Red Mountain Grace is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing gracious housing to out-of-town patients and caregivers during their extended medical stays in Birmingham.
We believe everyone should experience Grace during life’s most challenging moments. That is why we maintain and continue to expand a portfolio of clean, quiet, comfortable apartments within a few miles of world-class hospitals, where families can settle and unwind as they endure their loved ones’ arduous medical regiments. We believe home is much more than a place to eat, shower, and sleep, and we welcome each of our guests with warmth and individual connection.
Medical diagnoses are overwhelming for families to face, and the added stresses, complications, and expenses of extended travel for patient care often amount to a sense of hopelessness, further complicated by the disconcerting feeling of temporary homelessness. Tonight, in Birmingham, as many as 40 families could be on the waiting lists of local hospital hospitality homes.
Red Mountain Grace has welcomed over 278 families since opening its doors in August of 2013. We currently operate 20 apartment homes and look forward to more growth in the years to come. To learn more, please visit www.redmountaingrace.com or email them at firstname.lastname@example.org.