Free Transportation & Housing

Free Transportation & Housing for Cancer Patients

The agencies listed here provide treatment transportation services and housing for those who need cancer care away from home. Both air and ground travel services are available and some of these provide non-medical related help, too, like transportation to retreats and camps. To learn more about specific program eligibility and to apply for help, visit the website link provided for each program. If you find an error in any listing below, please report it here.

Miracle Flights free flights for cancer patients
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Miracle Flights

Main URL: Visit
Phone: (800) 359-1711 (M-Th 7:30 am to 5:00 pm, PST)
Email: flightspecialist@miracleflights.org
Program Status: Open
Program Note: New

Description:

Miracle Flights provides financial help for seriously-ill children and adults to take commercial flights to receive medical care. Eligibility for this program is based on financial need and health considerations. Download the application on the Miracle Flights website here: http://miracleflights.org/request-a-flight/4158924.


Hospitality Homes free housing for cancer patients

Hospitality Homes

Main URL: Visit
Phone: (888) 595-4678
Email: program@hosp.org
Program Status: Open

Description:

Hospitality Homes provides free temporary housing for cancer patients who are receiving active treatment at least 50 miles away from home. Arrangements need advance notice so it’s best to plan ahead and get an application in well before treatment begins if possible. For current availability and program application, visit the website here: http://hosp.org/need-housing.


Mercy Medical Angels

Mercy Medical Angels

Main URL: Visit
Email: info@MercyMedical.org
Program Status: Open

Description:

Provides help with all forms of free, long-distance medically-related transportation and provides referrals to all appropriate sources of help available in the national charitable medical transportation network. To complete the travel request form, visit https://request.patienttravel.org/travel-request.


Corporate Angel Network

Corporate Angel Network

Main URL: Visit
Email: info@corpangelnetwork.org
Program Status: Open

Description:

Free flights for cancer patients in need of treatment outside of the area in which they live. Travel is also available for bone marrow donors/recipients as well as stem cell donors/recipients. All travel must be to an NCI/CoC recognized center. For current program availability, please visit: http://www.corpangelnetwork.org/Patients/Check-Eligibility.


Air Charity Network

Air Charity Network

Main URL: Visit
Phone: (877) 621-7177
Program Status: Open

Description:

Air Charity Network coordinates free volunteer pilot flights in the continental United States as well as Alaska and Hawaii for children and adults with medical needs. For current availability and to request a flight, please visit http://aircharitynetwork.org/request-a-flight/.


Air Care Alliance

Air Care Alliance

Main URL: Visit
Phone: (888) 260-9707
Email: relief@aircareall.org
Program Status: Open

Description:

Online database of volunteer-based charitable aviation transportation groups who provide free flights for cancer patients who need treatment away from home. Search by level of care needed and geographical location. For more, visit http://www.aircarealliance.org/directory-groups.


Lifeline Pilots

Lifeline Pilots

Main URL: Visit
Phone: (800) 822-7972
Program Status: Open

Description:

Free transportation for medical needs such as on-going treatments, diagnosis and follow-up care. Typically service Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio, Tennessee, Wisconsin but can assist with other areas if needed through their partner network. The request form for flight service can be found here https://lifelinepilots.org/patient-information/mission-request-pack/mission-request-form/.


The American Cancer Society Lodge

The American Cancer Society Lodge

Main URL: Visit
Program Status: Open

Description:

Provides cancer patients and their caregivers with a free place to stay when their treatment needed is in another city. There are now more than 30 Hope Lodge locations throughout the US and Puerto Rico with accommodations and eligibility requirements that vary by location. Use the link above to locate a site. If you need further assistance, you can call the ACS at (800) 227-2345. Be sure to ask for help with the Hope Lodge program.


Joe's House

Joe's House

Main URL: Visit
Phone: (877) 563-7468
Email: info@joeshouse.org
Program Status: Open

Description:

Joe’s House is a nonprofit organization that helps cancer patients and their families find a free place to stay when traveling away from home for cancer treatment. Housing is available nationwide. To locate lodging in a particular area, visit http://www.joeshouse.org/Lodging.aspx.


Angel Wheels Free Transportation for cancer patients

Angel Wheels

Main URL: Visit
Contact: Get in Touch
Program Status: Open

Description:

Provides free, non-emergency long-distance ground transportation to ambulatory patients with financial need who are traveling for treatment. Trips are usually within 300 miles one way. Assistance provided may include gas cards, bus tickets, and train tickets. Request a free trip here: https://request.angelwheels.org/trip-request.


The American Cancer Society Road to Recovery Program
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The American Cancer Society Road to Recovery Program

Main URL: Visit
Phone: (800) 227-2345
Program Status: Open
Program Note: Updated

Description:

Provides free ground transportation to and from treatment for people with cancer who do not have a ride or are unable to drive themselves. To learn more, visit the information page for the Road to Recovery program https://www.cancer.org/treatment/support-programs-and-services/road-to-recovery.html or call (800) 227-2345 to find a volunteer driver near you.


CHSCF Travel Assistance Program
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CHSCF Travel Assistance Program

Main URL: Visit
Email: travel@cassiehinesshoescancer.org
Program Status: Open
Program Note: Updated

Description:

The CHSCF Travel Assistance program helps to cover travel expenses to and from certain young-adult themes camps and retreats in the US. To find out if the camp you’re attending is eligible see this list https://www.cassiehinesshoescancer.org/camps/camps/. If your camp is listed, visit https://www.cassiehinesshoescancer.org/camps/chscf-travel-assistance/ to apply for travel funds.


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2 Comments

  1. I am going to contact a few on this page to help with transportation. I e-mailed the site to my mother and sister as well. Please continue to share these wonderful and free ways to help cancer patients!

    • Hi Amber! We are so pleased to hear you are finding the help you need. And thank you for your kind comments and sharing the info we’ve posted!

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