Mission: Each year, over a quarter million people come to Boston, accompanying a loved one seeking medical treatment. Whether the trip is planned in advance or the result of an acute medical crisis, many of them arrive in an unfamiliar city with no place to stay and often lack the financial resources to pay for a hotel.
Hospitality Homes is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing a caring response to the housing needs of patients? families when they travel to the Boston area for medical treatment. In the spirit of service and compassion, Hospitality Homes provides comfortable, short-term accommodations in a variety of locations donated by volunteer hosts.
Since our founding in 1983 we have provided over 137,000 nights of guest housing to more than 11,000 families from across the country and around the world.
Geographic areas served: Greater Boston Area
Programs: Through its network of close to 100 host homes, hospitality homes offers not only a comfortable bed in which to sleep but also a compassionate presence in an unfamiliar city and a welcoming home to return to for families and friends who spend long days at the hospital supporting their loved ones. Hospitality homes is unique among boston-area hospital housing programs because it is open to all families, regardless of income, nationality, or the patient's age, diagnosis, or treatment facility. Over 50 percent of the program's guests have annual household incomes under $40,000, and all families are challenged with the high costs associated with serious and/or chronic illness. By providing all housing at no cost, hospitality homes seeks to alleviate financial constraints and enable families to focus both their financial and their emotional resources on their hospitalized loved ones. Many guests report that without the housing that hospitality homes offers, their family members simply would not be able to access the life-saving or life-changing treatment they need. Over the course of its 32 year history, hospitality homes has provided over 185,000 nights of housing to more than 15,000 families from across the country and around the world. In 2014, the program provided over 3,000 nights of housing to 520 guests who traveled from over 30 u. S. States and territories and 15 countries, saving them more than $700,000 in estimated equivalent hotel fees. These guests accompanied patients seeking treatment at 32 boston-area healthcare facilities, and stayed an average of 6 nights.
My son was injured by an inept nurse resulting in a horrifying neurological condition known as CRPS- Complex Regional Pain Syndrome. We had to leave our home in KY and lived in Boston, MA, for two months while he went through an excruciating rehab program that taught him to walk and use his hands again and to control the enormous burning pain he was suffering from. If it wasn't for Hospitality Homes, I would not have been able to take him there, since I am a single mother and couldn't have afforded to stay in hotels. He is now in full remission from his symptoms. Thanks Hospitality Homes